Moo Moo Move is a game you’ll already be familiar with if you follow the Welsh gaming industry, as Mochi Mode won Transfuzer 2017 and have been working hard to get this game released ever since. In fact we first covered Moo Moo Move on the Welsh Gaming network back in September 2017! Rockape has talked a bit more about this journey and what it means for the Welsh gaming industry. I’d call this a success story, since it released in full on Steam and Itch.io on October 18th, coinciding with Games Talent Wales bringing a whole host of Welsh games (including Moo Moo Move) to EGX 2019.
Mochi Mode provided the Welsh Gaming Network with a Steam key to review the game, and I’ve spent a relaxing Saturday morning getting hands on. Let’s take a look!
Moo Moo Move is a simple but charming puzzler where you must ride a somewhat overfed steed around to herd cows to their destination. Of course it isn’t quite that simple, as you have to navigate obstacles, tackle the terrain, eat vegetables, avoid angry bulls, alien beams and snipers all whilst trying to get cows to head in the right direction, which naturally, they don’t want to do.
It has 21 unique, hand-painted levels, each of which has three stars to complete based on timing, some easier than others. It’s not a long game, a couple of hours of play should see you 100%’ing it (worth it for the achievement names alone…) but it’s relaxing and ultimately very satisfying to complete.
It can be played with keyboard, mouse or controller and is very easy to pick up, making this an ideal family game from a younger audience as well as a relaxing game for the old fossils like me. Anyone who follows my curator may have noticed I haven’t reviewed anything on Steam for about 6 months now, to be honest, I’ve been rather busy and incredibly stressed and gaming has taken a backseat to the drudgery of real life. So I really needed something to relax with – and a couple of hours with Moo Moo Move this morning have achieved that.
Without a leaderboard or competitive challenges there’s not much replayability here although you do record your personal best so can compete against yourself. But at the bargain price of £2.89 I think that it’s well worth the experience even if you don’t return to it after completion.
For the price of a cup of coffee, I’m going to give a massive thumbs up to Moo Moo Move.