The Many Pieces of Mr. Coo is a short and sweet point-and-click adventure, where you play as the character Mr. Coo, who is trying to obtain a consistently out-of-reach fruit. After failing to grasp it, the small yellow character is then sliced up into many pieces after encountering a malicious foe. The objective of the game is to rescue all the pieces of Mr. Coo using the point-and-click mechanic to solve puzzles and navigate the landscape. You will venture back and forth into a vintage hand-drawn illustrated landscape to complete certain objectives and progress the story.
Playing this game on PlayStation made the cursor mechanic a little bit slow, however, I never struggled trying to select an object. There isn’t a clear indication of what you can select in the landscape to interact with, so I found myself hovering the cursor over the entire screen to figure out where to go and what to select. Sometimes the objects you need to select aren’t the most obvious, but don’t worry, if you get stuck there is a hint journal, which will help you solve the puzzles.
The art style is a 2D hand-drawn aesthetic, with vintage-style animation for the characters. This means that the characters are very expressive and portray a fun sense of humour to keep you entertained, as there is no voice acting.
The music chosen compliments the vintage art style taking you back to the early days of animation. That, and the sound effects combined are well suited to capture certain moments in the game to make them more emotional, funny, or tense.
The game performed seamlessly on PlayStation 5 and is a refreshing short game that can be completed in under 2 hours maybe even 1, if you know what you’re doing! It is an enjoyable game that is perfect for those wanting something to play in between longer games.
THE MANY PIECES OF MR. COO REVIEW
The Many Pieces of Mr. Coo’s vintage hand-drawn art style, expressive characters, and nostalgic music create an entertaining short but sweet experience.
- Unique hand-drawn art style
- Challenging rewarding puzzles
- Fun whimsical story
- Very short game for the price point
- Selection of objects isn’t clear at times, which may cause confusion
The Many Pieces of Mr. Coo is available now on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, PC, and Nintendo Switch.