It’s not often you see a little jelly stuck on a ghost train ride with a weak heart, but when you do you’ll fall in love with J. Jitters. That’s the name of our cute pudding friend who has somehow become trapped in a world full of witches, ghosts, skeletons and goblins that are all set out to make poor Mr Jitters faint.
The controls are very easy to pick up, they consist of manipulating parts of the train track by placing rails at junctions, (this is all done by a menu bar on the side of the screen) it’s a simple select and place function that works efficiently with the fast game play. You also have various scare tactics which once bought -using coins that you’ve collected along the way- also appear in the menu. These “tactics” include using a viper punch which shoots out a snake from the front of your cart, and a toy rat which sends those witches running!
A great feature of this game is the option to switch the controls between left and right handed, being a lefty myself I always appreciate a bit of consideration in that department as there’s nothing worse than being terrible at a game simply because your hand in constantly in the way of the screen.
Pros: A very original game with fantastic graphics and an adorable main character.
Cons: I would have liked to see some more challenging levels to add a bit more replay value to the game.
Pudding Panic is a really interesting take on the puzzle/maze genre and with wonderfully spooky and amusing music and sound effects, 48 levels with the promise of more and a fantastic, wobbly jelly; this really is a charming game to play.