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PS4 Game Review



Teppo and the Secret Ancient City


Format: PS4
Publisher: 7 Raven Studios
Developer: 7 Raven Studios
RRP: £6.49
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Age Restrictions: 7+
Release Date: 02 February 2024

Teppo and The Secret Ancient City is an adventure game where players take on the role of explorer Teppo, searching for the legendary stone fortress hidden in the Amazon jungle. Meeting the mysterious Tanaca Wanax, the last chief of the unknown tribe of elected allies, Ugha Lulala, players will discover the history of a highly evolved ancient civilization, superior to that of the Mayas and the Incas. With the help of unknown technologies from space visitors, including magical diamond-shaped stones that can open a portal to access parallel worlds, players will have to overcome obstacles and challenges to reach the fortress and open the first portal. A mystery and discovery filled adventure for fans of exploration and archaeology...


An old skool 2D platformer set in an Indiana Jones-esque world

Teppo and The Secret Ancient City is an old skool 2D platformer set in an Indiana Jones-esque world. The retro art style looks impressive and the gameplay is incredibly simple.

You start the game without any weapons and must navigate the underground levels collecting gems and avoiding the numerous beasts that wander around. Pull levels and find keys to unlock hidden areas as you move ever forward to reach the end of the level.

You'll also need to look out for the save points dotted around the levels, because once you die then you'll be transported back to the last one and will need to repeat any progress you'd made since the last save.


Navigate the underground levels collecting gems

I found this game to be fun, at first. But it soon becomes clear that there's no help when you get stuck. If you're not careful you'll be wandering around and around trying to fathom how to progress so you can collect those illusive gems. While it's simply a case of exploring every nook and cranny, this soon starts to become frustrating. After you've spent an ages wandering around and around, and then you die and have to repeat any progress you made...

While it's a cheap, nice looking game, you'll soon be wishing that a bit more structure had been built into the levels.


Nick Smithson

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