LTTP: Tiny and Big: Grandpa’s Leftovers

Tiny and Big: Grandpa's Leftovers Review

Tiny and Big: Grandpa’s Leftovers sadly happens to be one of those games that look interesting at first glance, but don’t show enough to entice people to purchase the game. It’s sad because Tiny and Big: Grandpa’s Leftovers, while tiny in length, features unique platforming elements, a memorable comic-like art style, and likable characters that I would love to see again in a sequel or continuation of the series. I may be Late to the Party with this game, but the experience is still fresh and engaging for fans of platformers, like myself.

I first came across the game by watching snippets of it on Twitch live streams back in 2012. You see, when I watched people play the game on Twitch, I expected much more from the games length since the game was played for several sessions until completion. It wasn’t until a few days ago that I decided to get the game off the Summer Steam Sale for a mere dollar. I personally don’t think the games length (just under 2 hours) justifies the original price tag, but what does is the unique experience that you will get from playing.

From the very start the comic book art style and catchy soundtrack is introduced to you, showing large detailed environments and toe tapping tracks. As you progress, tracks from indie bands will surround your headphones through vast canyons, dark temples, and more. If I could pick my favorite aspect for the game it’d have to be how nicely the art style and the games soundtrack mix well together. That said, other aspects of the game are great too.

The games plot itself is simple, yet complicated. You play as a tall adventurous character named Tiny alongside your companion Radio on an adventure to get back your grandpa’s underpants from your semi-evil brother Big. What you don’t know is that these underpants are special. You must get back your grandpa’s leftovers before they end up in the wrong hands. To get to your objective, you’ll need the help of your trusty tools.

Tiny and Big Laser

As tiny, you have three tools at your disposal. You have your basic rope, your cutter, and your rocket. The rope can be tethered to objects so you can pull them, the laser can cut almost any object to create platforms, and the rocket can push objects away. These tools are simple to start with and satisfying to use throughout a playthrough.

Overall Tiny and Big: Grandpa’s Leftovers is a fun little platformer with fun mechanics. Yes, the game can be completed in under two hours on your first playthrough, but there’s still a ton of easter eggs, achievements, and collectibles to collect if you ever want to go back. Tiny and Big: Grandpa’s Leftovers is one of those rare gems that you’ll come across and it is definitely worth 2 hours of your time.

You can purchase Tiny and Big: Grandpa’s Leftovers on Steam here if you’re interested [x]

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