Risk it All for One Final Crumb of Food!
It’s time to embrace your inner chaotic possum in this short and sweet arcade experience. An adorable mix of mischievous and wholesome, you hide and seek your way through the village alone or with a friend, using items and bushes to bamboozle the local patrolling guard dogs. Eat everything from a massive wheel of cheese to a whole cake in one gulp as you make your way to the top of the village, eat the massive pizza, and steal the crown from the dog leader’s head.
So, what are you waiting for? Pizza Possum is out now on Xbox Series S|X and it’s time to eat!
Short and Sweet, Filled with Bushes and Treats
Pizza Possum isn’t a particularly complicated game, and you will notice this quickly as you are tossed head-first into this vibrant village filled with goodies and treats. As you manage to shove more food into your mouth, your key meter will begin to fill, allowing you to gain and use a golden key to open the locked gate blocking your path. These gates are scattered across the island, so make sure you fill your meter so that you can make a quick getaway to a new district if you get chased.
You will also find bushes and caves with a distinct P printed over the entrance throughout the village. These are both fundamental tools in allowing you to progress and not get caught, as the bushes are your main means of hiding from oncoming patrols. As for the caves, or more accurately the possum boroughs, these act as checkpoints if you get caught. Simply run up to the one in the latest district you reach and plant the flag to ensure you can return there and keep planting them in the newest ones you find. If you don’t, it’s back to the beginning for you.
Items Can Make All the Difference
There is a high risk that at some point on the island, you will get caught. When you do, your key meter total will act as your high score for that run, and depending on how many points you got you might even unlock a new item to use. These items can make all the difference when navigating the village as they allow you to dodge guards in a smoother fashion.
The items themselves are split into three categories. The first are active usable items with a total set amount per item (e.g. energy drinks, dog bones). You can increase the stacked amount of your currently active item if you get lucky and collect the same item in any of the floating boxes spread throughout the village. The second is passive stacked items that increase your possum’s stats, like coffee for added speed or mints to make sure your bloated form doesn’t last as long. Lastly, you have wearable passive items which can give you different kinds of boosts, like the chef’s hat that lets you get more points from consuming food.
You will find all these types of items in the floating boxes scattered throughout the various districts though be warned that you can only have one active item in use at any time. This means that if you pick it up, your previously equipped one will be dropped, so select your tools carefully.
Climbing Your High Score and Stealing the Crown
The main objective of the possum’s travels throughout the village is to get to the top of the island, eat the gigantic pizza and through that act get the dog leader’s crown. However, the leader known as Bella Chonki is most persistent, so if you want to experience the Tasty Ending, you need to run up to them, eat their pizza and steal their crown not only once, not only twice but three whole times. And if you get caught, in your second and third run, the dog guards will reclaim all your stolen crowns.
There are other things you can do as well, such as challenge your past high scores in an attempt to see how high you can climb. You can also explore the village and find all the collectible zeppoles scattered across the island. Or maybe you just want to eat all the gigantic meals found in the various districts. The choice is yours.
Couch Co-op Mischief
You can play Pizza Possum alone or with an accomplice, who will take on the role of your fellow Racoon friend. Together, you and your couch buddy can maneuver around the guards and even help each other if one of you gets caught. All it takes is to run up to the guard and bonk them on the head, and they will drop their hold on their captive. Just make sure you don’t both get caught or it’ll be back to the last activated checkpoint.
Get to Eating
And that’s about it for now! With this information we hope we’ve managed to give you at least a few pointers on how to dive into Pizza Possum and we hope you enjoy unleashing your inner ravenous possum and manage to climb in your high scores. So, what are you waiting for? Let’s get to eating!
Life is good when you are a possum. You can eat all you want, and there is no one who can stop you. Well, except for all the guard dogs patrolling the village you’re in. But really, who are they to stop you. Besides, if you get chased, a quick hide in the bushes will often do the trick and get them off your scent. So what are you waiting for? Time to eat!
● Engage in adorable arcade-style hide-and-seek action
● Wreak havoc as an irresistible bloatable possum
● Escape or distract dog patrols using a wide range of tools, from smoke bombs to punching gloves
● Join forces with a playful friend and increase the chaos in the local co-op
● Embrace the chaos by screaming when you get chased or giggling when you get away with it
● Chase the frightened pig and goose neighbors long enough for them to drop more fruit for you
● Sink your teeth into the biggest cheese of wheel your possum eyes have ever seen
● Devour ice cream unbothered with a dog mask on
● Risk it all for one final crumb of food
In short, life is simple when you are a possum: Eat, run, hide, eat again.