Noodlecake Studios, the publisher behind the Android release of last year’s hit sequel Alto’s Odyssey, may have yet another winner on its hands with Farm Punks. You’re still trying to make it as far as possible down a mountain, but this time you play as a fruit.
Developed by Sleeping Giant, Farm Punks has you plucking a fruit from a tree, then shooting it out of a cannon in the direction of the nearest fruit stand down the mountain. The further down the mountain your little apple, pear, or pineapple travels, the higher the price it fetches at market.
It’s a strange premise, but it works. You control your tumbling produce by swiping left, right, or straight, and can jump by pressing and holding down. The more air time you get the further you can roll before being turned into mulch. There are boosts, jump pads, and even wacky vehicles you can ride to gain a few precious meters.
The fruit itself grows on trees (no surprise there), but each one has a quirky styling. For example, the Granny Smiths look like little old ladies, and McIntosh apples look like bulky old Macintosh computers. There’s a lot of character packed into Farm Punks with more than 80 types of playable fruit, but it’s packaged in a mobile friendly way. Each round can be completed in just a few minutes.
Farm Punks is free to play, and features a premium currency system that allows you to speed up the progression of your orchard, although it’s not really needed to play the game. If you really want to support the developer however, pick up the Starter Pack. It runs just $2, and permanently unlocks a Golden Retriever that fetches rewards over time, on top of a small amount of in-game currency.
If you live in one of the soft launch regions (Canada, New Zealand, Ireland, and the Philippines), you can pick up Farm Punks right away from the Google Play Store by clicking below. The rest of you can pre-register now to get a notification when the title launches in a few weeks time.