30 June 2010
| 7.5/10 |
| Xbox Live
WW: June 30, 2010
WW: May 20, 2011|
Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows
NinjaBee, J. Kenworthy Entertainment
NinjaBee, Microsoft Studios
Platform game, Puzzle video game
Single-player video game, Multiplayer video game
NinjaBee games, Puzzle video games
Ancients of Ooga is a 2.5D platforming video game developed by NinjaBee and Bacon Wrapped Games for the Xbox Live Arcade. It was released on June 30, 2010 for Xbox Live, and on May 20, 2011 for PC.
The story of the game follows the player, or as they are known in-game, the Great Spirit of Ooga, and your quest to help the Oogians exact revenge on the Boolis, after they tricked them into thinking their chiefs were evil, leading the Boolis to burn them. You as the Spirit can possess certain Oogians to help you on your quest to revive all the chiefs, via Bone Fires. Oogians are separated into tribes, each with different abilities, with the chief of each tribe having enhanced versions of those abilities. In addition to these special abilities, all Oogians have the ability to swallow and vomit certain objects on the ground. This can be useful as when you are holding an item, you cannot climb a ladder, and cannot hold another item, but you can hold an item in your hands and in your stomach simultaneously, which is useful in certain situations. Near the end of the game, all of the tribe leaders join together to summon the Ancient One at a Bone Fire, who is actually just an average human that the Oogians worship.
The main game is available for $9.99 on the Xbox Live Arcade and Steam, as well as a paid downloadable expansion pack named The Forgotten Chapters, which was released for the Xbox version of the game on May 18, 2011, and is available for $1.99. It follows a spin-off story that shows some of the tribes that were cut from the main game by the developers.
Reviews of this game are mixed to good with Metacritic giving it a 69%, IGN giving it a 7.5/10, and Steam reviews of it averaging to about 60%.
Ancients of Ooga Wikipedia