Wik & the Fable of Souls Review

Wik & the Fable of Souls is a mix of challenging, intelligent gameplay and an intriguing, fairy-tale presentation that will appeal to just about anyone.

Wik & the Fable of Souls is a static platformer starring Wik, a bug-eyed creature with an extraordinarily dexterous tongue. Whether you're playing story or challenge mode, you progress through a series of screens that are filled with coins, gems, enemies, and little green grubs. You have to collect grubs with your tongue and spit them at your pack animal, Slotham, who slowly moves from left to right at the bottom of the screen. If Slotham reaches the end of the screen before you collect the required number of grubs, you lose. Luckily you can slow Slotham down by spitting puddles of honey in his path. To collect grubs, you'll have to jump, swing from your tongue, and fend off enemies that try to carry the grubs away. As if that weren't enough, some enemies can actually kill Wik, so there's the matter of self-preservation to keep in mind as well. With its charming presentation and challenging gameplay, Wik is an enchanting little game that's definitely worth checking out.

The Good
Detailed, fairy-tale graphics
Challenging platform puzzles
More than 120 levels
Excellent soundtrack
Two modes of play keep you coming back for more
The Bad
Controls take some getting used to
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  • First Released Sep 14, 2004
    • PC
    • Xbox 360
    Enter a fantastic world in Wik: The Fable of Souls. The puzzle game offers both single-player and multiplayer modes.
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    Developed by:
    Reflexive Entertainment
    Published by:
    Reflexive Entertainment
    2D, Action, Platformer
    Content is generally suitable for all ages. May contain minimal cartoon, fantasy or mild violence and/or infrequent use of mild language.