The mechanics presented throughout this stellar title prompt the player to jump between realms in your mission to solve everyone else’s problems while hoping to shed some light on yours. Ahhh video game protagonists: always being the noble ones to deal with the difficulties everyone else has, even when your life is just as bad. You are probably asking yourself, how can I help others when I am dead? Surely I am not bringing all of them to the land of the dead. Penny returns to the land of the living through everyone’s favorite method: possession! What, a little much? Don’t look at me, I’m just the messenger.
Unique is the word of the day when speaking on any game created by Zoink Games, and this one surely does not deviate from the path. Flipping Death is stocked full of bizarre humor, peculiar characters, and straight-up wackiness. I am intrigued that it managed to remain as such throughout this nightmarish masterpiece. I found enjoyment in the bright humor that was splattered throughout this dark and gloomy environment. The art design behind Flipping Death is off the chart. While the underworld is full of darkness and despair, Earth is vibrant that provides an amazing contrast of colors that carries over to the NPCs as well. Ghastly, dismembered ghouls compete against weirdly idiotic humans. In addition, Zoink returns with their specialty of the comical cardboard cut-out style for their world.
My time with Flipping Death was an extremely enjoyable experience that I wish could be mimicked in more of the games I play. Being a fan from Stick it to The Man, I am honored that I was able to review two of their other phenomenal games. Not often do I get to review a line up from the same developer and even then, I usually do not have as high of praise for all of them. Flipping Death is priced at $20 USD, which I feel is a great price for such a great game. Whether you are familiar with the style or not, I would not slack on this one. It is an amazing experience that is hard to find elsewhere.
*Note: A copy of this game was provided for the purpose of the review.
Final Score: 9.5/10
+Very Unique Visual Style
+Amazing Dialogue and Soundtrack
-Some of the Music felt out of place