Sissa’s Path (PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One, X/S, PC)

Sissa is a cat who loves to play with her balls of yarn, as cats tend to do.  But she’s also very particular about where her yarn goes.  Help her push her balls of yarn into the correct spots in this puzzle game.  It’s available on all current game consoles and PC, but reviewed on PS4 here.  There’s a name for these types of games in Japan called Sokaban, and it reminds me of titles like Boxxle, Chip’s Challenge, or Adventures of Lolo.

In each level you can move Sissa (who is now cube shaped) in four directions.  You can push yarn balls if there isn’t a wall or another yarn ball in the way.  Your goal is to get each of the yarn balls to certain spots on the floor.  When you do, you’ll pass the level.  There are nearly 50 levels in all.  You can press the circle button to undo your last move, or the triangle button to start over if you mess up.  The levels get progressively harder as you go along, with more yarn to push around.

I had a few minor problems with the game.  Some menu options wouldn’t highlight when I’d move over them, so navigation was harder than it should’ve been.  Also would’ve been nice if you could undo more than one move, it’s absolutely possible to do that in other games.  A hint option would have also been nice.  But otherwise, it’s a fairly serviceable block pushing puzzler.

Kid Factor:

Nothing violent or objectionable here.  Reading skill is helpful for the menus, but not necessary just to play.  Younger gamers may need help with the tougher puzzles.  This game could be considered somewhat educational as you use problem solving and thinking skills.  Sissa’s Path is rated E for Everyone.

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