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PJ Masks: Heroes of the Night Xbox Review

PJ Masks: Heroes of the Night is a 3D action sidescroller developed by Petoon Studios and published by Outright Games. The game released on October 29, 2021, on PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo Switch and Steam. Aimed at children aged between 3-7 years old, this is the first console game where we are able to play as Amaya, Connor and Greg from the PJ Masks TV series.

Living ordinary school lives during the day, at night the children become superheroes Catboy, Owlette, and Gekko as they look to clean up and protect eight familiar locations such as PJ Masks HQ, the City Streets and Rooftops, and even on the moon. With the help of PJ Robot, they will fight crime and save the world from Romeo, Luna Girl, Night Ninja and more villains.

Each level has a vehicle sequence, a platforming section where you play as all three characters, and then a quick-time boss fight. The vehicle sequences feature one of the character vehicles and both acceleration and turning corners is done automatically. Players can change lanes to avoid obstacles and collect gems. Some sections can be difficult to navigate to collect the gems when the gems change height along a line. This caused me to miss a number of gems and, being the completionist that I am, I would have to repeat the whole mission later.

My daughter struggled with precision timing here to collect the gems, but for her it was just about being able to drive the iconic vehicles of the PJ Masks characters. The side scrolling platforming sections were more fun for my daughter and these form the majority of each level. You sequentially play as all three characters, and they will face obstacles that require use of their special abilities. Catboy has speed and double jump, Owlette has super flying moves over longer distances, and Gekko has his mighty muscles and the ability to climb up and down walls.

Scattered within each level are coloured PJ Masks icons to collect too and the boss fights involved pressing particular buttons when prompted. If players can collect all of the gems and PJ Masks icons in a level, they will unlock a trophy that represents that level. These trophies can be browsed in the PJ Masks HQ before choosing the next mission.

Overall, PJ Masks: Heroes of the Night is a great video game adaptation of the TV show and allows you play out some new adventures as these characters. The levels are short but are appropriate for children aged 3-7 who have an interest in the show.

This review utilised a key provided by SwipeRight PR. PJ Masks: Heroes of the Night is available on Xbox, PlayStation, Nintendo Switch and Steam.


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