Y’know what Pet Cemetary was missing? That’s right – AIR HOCKEY!
Welcome to Pet Island, a cute and cuddly sounding venue and host to the annual “King of the Pets” tournament. But don’t be deceived. This ain’t Animal Crossing, and the pets aren’t friendly. In fact, they’re all dead!
Developed by Purple Tree, this high impact zombie animal extravaganza is a fast-paced arcade romp in which players compete across a series of insane courses, armed only with boxing gloves, in a no-holds-barred game of extreme air hockey. The only rules? There are no rules!
King of the pets!
Pets No More features 6 spooky ex-pet characters to choose from, as players rage war across half a dozen bonkers arenas. Learn insane trick shots and become the envy of all your friends – both living and otherwise – as you become the unstoppable master of Stephen King’s favourite sport.
From a technical standpoint, the controls are so simple that even your hamster could pick up a controller and have a go. We wouldn’t recommend doing this however, as the crazy cartoon art could give the little guy the hamster heebie-jeebies!
Although simple to play, No More Pets is difficult to master, with tons of replay value that looks amazing on a big screen. As fun as this was to play on Nintendo Switch, it would be even better in an arcade, which is perhaps something the developers could consider if the release is as successful as we imagine it will be.
If you loved Pong, and have remained a fan of the thousands of Pong-clones that have followed, then you’ll love Pets No More. This is an impressive new twist on a classic idea that feels surprisingly fresh considering it’s about a bunch of corpses!
Review code provided
Platform: PC, Nintendo
Release Date: 26/07/2021
No. of Players: 1-4
Category: Sports, Arcade
Developer: Purple Tree S R L
Publisher: Purple Tree S R L
Download link: US eShop / UK eShop