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Mekazoo is the new Sonic, if Sonic was a frog, armadillo, wallaby, and a robot


In the early stages of its development, the original Sonic the Hedgehog didn’t feature a hedgehog at all – in those days, Sonic was instead a rabbit who used his ears to manipulate and throw objects. The simple change of a species can produce vastly different gameplay, as developers think up ways to cater to that animal’s strengths. But why choose only one?

Mekazoo from The Good Mood Creators will bring five animals to Xbox One, PS4 and PC later this year; an armadillo, frog, wallaby, pelican, and panda. Its old-fashioned platforming gameplay – full of bounce pads, enemies to bop on the head and shinies to collect – challenges you to switch between them on the fly as you navigate neon-tinted worlds teeming with mechanized flora and fauna.

Putting your hands on Mekazoo, its influences are obvious; Mario, Sonic, and Donkey Kong Country players would all feel right at home here, swapping between animals to suit their playstyle and overcome obstacles.