Remember those old school SNES games? Where art was done in pixels by hand, plat forming was the norm and music was in chip tune (and/or midi) style? Well take that, add in a dash of expect Japanese cuteness and a formula that doesn’t need you to even read anything to understand it (think import Dance Dance Revolution before it was Americanized) and you have this game.
Indie game: Kaiten Patissier
A fun game that transcends the language barrier.
From what I could gather from other translations, Pipi the fairy is an avid cook. She loves cooking things for everyone – and everyone loves her cooking. Why? Because her creations have the magical ability to cheer anyone up even the grumpiest of grumps. But the ingredients for her dishes don’t just magically appear on hand. No they magically appear scattered in various outside locations! She goes though many puzzle like areas where she gathers all of her ingredients (and a special secret one that gets unlocked as she forages for ingredients) to clear the level.
But note that she tends to encounter places where the wall is too high or gaps are found – but wait! Pipi has the magic ability to tilt the area making up down and the sides up. This mechanic is used fully making you think beyond just the side scroller way of seeing things. The plot is simple, the graphics are very SNESy (as well as the music) but that is the charm in this rather addicting puzzle game. And wow do they get hard over time!
Kaiten Patissier can be found on the Xbox LIVE store for 80 Xbox Live points.