Summary Jake and Miranda Squirrel are having a lovely picnic when suddenly a bird swoops down and steals all their food and leaves in a tree. Get the high score as you navigate your way around the branches as you collect your lost items.
Description Type: Action
Players: 1 player
Age: Any Age
Game Time: Endless
Developer or Designer: Limbic
Nuts begins with a book called A Squirrel’s Tale. Upon opening the book, you will meet Jake the Squirrel and his girlfriend Miranda, who are out in the park for a lovely picnic. Jake also has other things on his mind, like a ring he has hidden in the basket. Unfortunately, before he can propose or anyone can tuck into a sandwich, a big bird swoops down and steals their picnic. All the items are now stuck up in the tree, and it is Jake’s task to go and retrieve them.
Squirrels may make tree-climbing look like an easy business, but let me tell you it’s not. Especially when there are lots of branches in the way. Crash into one and you’ll have a mighty headache. Crash into lots, and you’ll fall.
If you enjoy Bunny Run, then you will probably enjoy Nuts as well. Although made by different developers, they both follow a similar structure. They are endless runners in which you collect coins. The coins are used to buy power-ups which, in turn, make it easier to reach a further distance. The aim of the game is basically to keep improving your high score by travelling as far as you can.
The power-ups in Nuts include extra lives, shields, coin bonuses, and fire acorns that make you zoom up the tree at lightning speed.
As you progress further up the tree, the environment will change. You start off with bright green leafy branches, then come across gnarled dying branches, and then you climb so high it has started snowing, which makes you slide about at bit.
Although the main focus is on the distance you travel, there are many goals to keep you motivated. These include things such as ‘don’t crash into any branches for 100m’, ‘collect 300 coins’, ‘pick up 10 fire acorns’, etc.
If you are connected to the internet you can view these achievements online, but it is not necessary to have a connection to play.
There are also quests to go on. For example, the first quest is to find all ten picnic items, after which you unlock Miranda, and are able to play her as well. After this quest is complete, A Squirrel’s Tale will continue, and you will be given another quest to go on.
As with a lot of endless runners Nuts is addictive because it has that ‘just one more try’ factor. You set yourself a goal, and you keep wanting to play until you achieve it, or you aim build up enough coins to buy a power-up, which of course you then want to test out and give ‘just one more try’.