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Puppet Kings Giveaway

Game Giveaway of the day — Puppet Kings

Join the challenge and help the king take hold of the throne in Puppet Kings!
User rating: 16 (59%) 11 (41%) 10 comments

Puppet Kings was available as a giveaway on April 8, 2018!

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Start the adventure and stabilize the Ancient Law in the game Puppet Kings! You appear in the land where the one Law is above everything and only you can save it from trampling. The Ancient Law states that kings of the four races should take turns to rule, but the current king is determined by people to rule forever. To do it, he and his minions will have to overcome the Judges, titanic monsters whose job is to enforce the Ancient Law and prevent pretenders from ascending to the throne. Join the challenge and help the king take hold of the throne in Puppet Kings!

System Requirements:

Windows XP/ Vista/ 7/ 8/ 10; Processor 2.6 Ghz or better; 2048 Mb RAM; DirectX 9.0





File Size:

268 MB



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Developed by Electronic Arts
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I love breakout games, and like the concept of this one, but sadly it does nothing for me. Mainly due to the small play area and ball speed turning it more into a game of chance. A few levels in it's basically impossible not to lose lives, with things firing down over the whole screen.

So a reluctant thumbs down from me. But brilliant to see a couple of original games this weekend, instead of the usual stream of identikit time management and hidden object clones.

Reply   |   Comment by JDP  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

I assume this game was adapted over from some type of console as the left / right movement is shown to be a gamepad of sorts and the "A" shoots the ball. Too bad the mouse is not the prefered method of movement on the adaptation because the arrow keys are almost impossible to use for the game to be any fun. The space bar also shoots the ball, not the "A" key so another lost translation. As others have said, the game needs to be able to auto save from the last point of exit. Too bad these few small items were not addressed when bringing this game to the pc or the developer might have been able to capture a larger customer base. I played for about 2 minutes and promptly uninstalled. Too bad as I normally like to play these types of games and would have gladly paid for something a little better.

Reply   |   Comment by Liinda  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Impressive game. I love the sound track. It installs cleanly.

I don't care for the arrow-key control mode much though - I find it highly difficult to control where I want to be.

And like others have said - it's frustrating to have to start at the beginning each time. I've made it through the second level once...

Reply   |   Comment by dave6d6ky  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

This game does not require Steam. so it's most likely the MyPlayCity requirements that apply. Installed w/o problems on Windows 7 64bit, takes up around 800MB after installation. My laptop is a few years old and doesn't match the minimum requirements for processor speed, so it's basically impossible to play due to too much lag between pressing a key and any on screen reaction. On faster machines, however, this should not be an issue. The steering info is misleading, you have to press Space Bar, not A, to release the ball. It reacts to left and right arrows, ignores the mouse. I may have to try mapping a joystick to keyboard some day when I have time.... Graphics is OK, I like the original take on Arkanoid/Breakout - the bricks are grouped in boxes and when you hit a box, it falls down on you unless you move to avoid it. Then it moves back up and you may start knocking out individual bricks. Couldn't do much due to lack of proper hardware. Oh, and you can't switch the music off, so if you don't like it you have to mute the sound in your computer. But overall it's not a bad game, just may take some time to get used to.

Reply   |   Comment by JoeJ  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

I so miss you, Wrascally Wabbit. Thinking of you and your family.

As Cad Delworth said it's on Steam also: http://store.steampowered.com/app/756020/Puppet_Kings/

I like breakout/ arkanoid games and I have watched the video. It's pretty but I am on the fence as to whether I download it or not. I probably will..Just because. But I don't like the part you can't save.

Anyways, thanks GGOTD and MPC for the game.

You take care, Wabbit. Just know we are thinking about you. Don't worry about us. We will manage without your fab reviews. You just do what you need to do.

Huggles to you and your family.

Reply   |   Comment by delenn13  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I love breakout/arkanoid games but having seen the video of this one, I'll pass on this one. The graphics are horribly garish and based on the makers' video on Steam, the game looks really confusing to play.

So just the same as Momonga Pinball Adventures which was offered here recently, this doesn't LOOK (nor play, probably) like what it claims to be. Momonga is near-impossible and incidentally had an awful lag on the flippers: pretty much unplayable unless you're the sort that enjoys Sonic and games like that (I don't). It was only 'a bit' like pinball in the same way Puppet Kings is only 'a bit' like breakout/arkanoid and seems to have lots of non-breakout/arkanoid type game play if its promo video is to be believed. ANNOYING!

I do wish game makers would STOP coming up with "new twists" on existing games which just make them LESS enjoyable and too difficult to play, especially when they add gameplay that frankly doesn't belong and ISN'T WELCOME in a style of game we all know and love.

Thank goodness I watched the video of this one because I saved myself a lot of time downloading, installing, trying, and then 100% guaranteed UNinstalling it! So today GGOTD, thanks but definitely NO thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by Cad Delworth  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

You wish developers would "STOP coming up with "new twists" on existing games"? We'd still be playing Pong in your world.

Reply   |   Comment by JDP  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

JDP, >sigh< No, I said stop coming up with "new twists" … which just make them … too difficult to play. That was the gist of the complete sentence: not what you claimed I was saying at all.

Innovation is great, but mashing gameplay styles together doesn't look like "innovation" to me, it looks like "we've run out of ideas so we'll just moosh some existing styles together to make a really tough game —
and zhoosh it up with unnecessary psychedelic funky graphics so the younger kids won't get too bored, and to make it even harder to play."

"More difficult to play" doesn't make a game "better" than similar games, nor does it make a game more "innovative." It just means a lot of folks will give up on it very quickly due to the difficulty level being set too high to start with.

Reply   |   Comment by Cad Delworth  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

System Requirements
OS: Windows 7
Processor: Intel Core i3
Memory: 2 GB RAM
Graphics: 512 MB
DirectX: Version 9.0
Storage: 2 GB available space

OS: Windows 10
Processor: Intel Core i5
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Graphics: Nvidia GTX 650
DirectX: Version 9.0
Storage: 2 GB available space

Reply   |   Comment by Min  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

This is the only review i could find in case someone was interested in the game
- please note i did not write it.
"Puppet Kings is a modern take on the Breakout genre taking block-breaking to new levels of fun by introducing characters, boss rush as primary game mode and a roguelike twist.
At it's core, it is Breakout, actually to be more precise it's more like Arkanoid which expanded upon Breakout. You have your paddle, you break blocks and you get some powerups that drop down. That's all pretty standard for this type of game. However, it's Arkanoid on steroids with every level being a boss battle. It takes the tried and tested formula, adds in some new chemicals and gives it a firm shake.
This boss battle mechanic makes Puppet Kings feel fresh on every level, it feels constantly hectic and it's actually surprisingly exciting. Each boss has unique attacks like massive floating hands to slap you with, or spikes that come up from the floor which can slow and stun you, making it a mad dash to reach the ball before it drops out of the level losing you one of your precious lives.

It's actually quite difficult too, there's so much that needs your attention, it really is engaging. From what I've found, each boss has a particular way to take them down quickly too, although actually getting the ball where you want to go while you're dodging their attacks and sliding across the screen for powerups isn't at all easy.

The art is absolutely outstanding. The boss pictured below was quite a highlight, the way they've animated all the different enemies is always good, but this one was stunning. It looks like a painting, but that entire massive robotic creature was moving around—simply amazing.
The only downside of the game that lets it down, you can't stop after a few levels as it will not save where you are. You have to go through it all, or try again another time. Thankfully each level is quite quick, but even so it would be nice to come back to a particular level if I wanted to leave it there until later. I throughly enjoyed the challenge, but having to go through without saving is an issue."

Reply   |   Comment by Krystal  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+24)
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