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Pumpkin Jack

Three-dimensional action platformer, inspired by MediEvil and Jak & Daxter series. In Pumpkin Jack we play the title character, whose task is to stop the sorcerer defending the Boredom Kingdom.

Action | TPP | 3D platformers | humorous | indie games | action adventure

Pumpkin Jack cover

developer: Nicolas Meyssonnier

publisher: Headup Games

Official website

Game mode: single player

game release date:

23Oct2020

PC XONE Switch

2022

PS4

Pumpkin Jack is a three-dimensional action platformer inspired by the classics from the genre, especially Jak & Daxter and MediEvil series. The game is the result of a collaboration between Headup Games and an independent developer, Nicolas Meyssonnier.

Plot

Pumpkin Jack takes us on a journey to the Boredom Kingdom, a fantastic land whose inhabitants have so far lived together in harmony... and boredom. The Devil, who had enough of eternal peace, decided to put an end to it once and for all and cast a curse on these lands, bringing to them all sorts of monsters. People did not look idle and called for the help of a powerful sorcerer. However, the devil had another ace up his sleeve - the spirit of Jack, or Pumpkin Lord, he called him, hit the very centre of the war between the forces of good and evil. His task is to destroy the sorcerer before he can restore the old order and boredom to the kingdom.

Mechanics

In Pumpkin Jack, the action is shown from a third person perspective (TPP). The game was divided into seven stages, designed in the style of Halloween; the list includes a gloomy cemetery and a dark forest. By walking through them, we avoid numerous traps, jump on platforms and look for secrets, and face hordes of enemies, led by powerful bosses. The gameplay is varied by environmental puzzles, the solving of which often requires taking control over Jack's head detached from the rest of his body. It is worth adding that the hero does not travel alone - he is accompanied by, among others, an owl acting as a guide, as well as a crow, which helps him in the fight.

In dynamic battles, Jack has to make quick dodges and launch rapid counter-attacks. The hero can fight both in close combat, attacking enemies with white weapons (and to make impressive combos), and at a distance, using a shotgun. As he progresses, the protagonist unlocks new weapons and special abilities that give him an advantage over the defenders of boredom.

Technical aspects

Pumpkin Jack is powered by Unreal Engine technology. The game has pleasant to the eye graphics maintained in a dark but colourful style. The atmosphere inspired by Halloween is also created by adequate music.

Age Rating

age requirements: 12+

System requirements

PC / Windows

PC / Windows

  • Minimum:
  • Intel Core i5-3330 3.0 GHz / AMD FX-8300 3.3 GHz
  • 4 GB RAM
  • graphic card 2 GB GeForce GTX 760 / Radeon R9 270 or better
  • 5 GB HDD
  • Windows 7
  • Recommended:
  • Intel Core i5-4690 3.5 GHz / AMD Ryzen 3 1300X 3.5 GHz
  • 6 GB RAM
  • graphic card 4 GB GeForce GTX 1050 Ti / Radeon RX 560 or better
  • 5 GB HDD
  • Windows 10
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