Have you ever experienced the unique pleasure of dropping assorted items from a high-up location? Chances are, you probably have. This is a basic human urge we’re talking about – people like to throw things, preferably from high up spaces, the higher the better. I certainly have this going on, which is why my sole regret after visiting the Hoover Dam was failing to bring a few fistfuls of pennies to hurl off the edge of the thing. Anyway, for those of you who have heretofore been denied this pleasure – maybe you live in the American midwest, which maps inform me are composed entirely out of flat rectangles – I have some good news! Poisoft’s Kersploosh! for the Nintendo 3DS not only allows you to experience this pleasure easily, not only does it for a thankfully reasonably price tag of $2.99 USD, but does all this while allowing you to hurl more exciting objects than pennies. If the prospect of throwing a russian nesting doll down a well filled with pizza and cookies sounds like a good time, then get this game because it’s practically made for you personally, you unique person you!
Kersploosh! is a game that really feels like it knows what it’s doing – giving you a fun, easy-to-get-into thrill with a minimal amount of intellectual investment. While there’s a modicum of entertaining story here and there (amusingly presented), you’re not going to experience any Katamari Damacy kind of grand, depthful narrative during your gameplay. You’ll get some amusing moments, and then it’s right to the fun of dropping items down the wall, attempting to reach the bottom as fast as you can while avoiding obstacles. There’s a variety of items to drop down the well, and the differences between them are more than merely cosmetic – there’s a performance difference between them as well, with differences in item power, fragility, and speed all playing a factor in the game. Considering time is a major factor in these challenges, those stats actually play a major role in determining the game’s difficulty.