At some point(s) in our childhood, we all dreamt of flying among the clouds and into the depths of space. Kurechii interactive rekindles that dream with a simple but engaging launching flash game, Reachin’Pichin.
In the game, you play as Pichin, a cute little creature with the power of levitation and your goal is to conquer the skies. Fly as high as you can, bouncing from out platform to another and gathering ores, Kurecoins & Growth Points (GP) along the way.
Reachin’Pichin is a launching game with a primary focus on upgrades.
A round starts with a click on the big red “FLY” button. This launches Pichin up into the air. To reach higher levels, you have to jump into trampolines. Scattered along your path are Ores, Kurecoins and Ores, which you can use to upgrade Pichin’s flying ability (Strength, Initial Launch Speed, Luck, Maximum Speed and Bounce). Aside from increasing these ability, you can also learn passive & active skills that you can use to even increase Pichin’s chance of flying higher.
Oh… I forgot to mention. This game is played with just your mouse. Despite the little complexity of the operation, the developers managed to make the whole game operation simple and straightforward.
Game (8/10) – Reachin’Pichin kicks ass. I completed the whole game in less than 1 hour, which makes it fall under the “casual” category. For someone with a small attention span, I was able to keep myself from not finishing the game. I guess, it has something to do with the anticipation of reaching higher heights (ohh…an awesome song by Mishka).
Controls (8/10) – The game is played with the mouse making it easy to control Pichin as he flies and jumps around. As for the game’s dashboard…it can be a little confusing at the early rounds of the game. However, as you progress, navigating between tabs and functions becomes easier.
Music (5/10) – I wasn’t a big fan of the looping background music. It became annoying after 10 minutes. As for Pichin’s cute “pewewwww”…well, it’s cute. Lol.
Graphics (7/10) – The game’s graphics are smooth, the colors are lively and I haven’t seen major defects in it. Still, I give it 7 because of the lack of originality or, maybe, just because I’m currently into those 8-bit-style graphics.