Platformer Mekazoo Adds Local Co-Op Multiplayer

It was originally at PAX Prime 2014 that your Nintendo Fire team tried out the intriguing-looking platformer title Mekazoo, and at the time there wasn’t information available about whether it would arrive on the Wii U. We’ve since reported that Nintendo platform plans are in the works, and now additional information has come down the line on this game—and we’re excited.

In our demo, the game showed promise, though it was an early build and needed considerable tweaking—but here we are almost a year later, and it sounds like this indie title is one we can get excited about.

Coming from The Good Mood Creators, the great visuals and exciting gameplay mechanics of Mekazoo remind one of a blend of Sonic the Hedgehog and Donkey Kong Country Returns, but in its own unique way—and now it’s been confirmed that there will be a local multiplayer co-op mode that uses the same mechanic as in single-player, but with two gamers taking turns using their characters’ abilities:

“In cooperative multiplayer, each player controls a single mekanimal, the inactive player controlling only the “switch” button to transform to their animal, creating dynamic moments of teamwork and cooperation.

Overcoming certain obstacles requires the ability specific to one character in the duo, so in order to advance through each level players must alternate between the two characters. Oftentimes players will need to quickly switch back and forth between both mekanimals to progress, making proper timing essential when tagging characters in and out.

Players control up to five different mekanimals: the speedy armadillo, acrobatic frog, springy wallaby, powerful panda and high-flying pelican.”

And with a release window of Q1 on the Wii U, we’re actually getting the new build with co-op mode playable at PAX Prime 2015! It’ll be in The Good Mood Creators’ booth (which, if you’re attending and want to make note right now, is booth 6517 on the sixth floor).

Check out the previously released trailer below!


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Micah has been playing games since his first pong machine, and has been writing for as long as he could grip a pencil and not drool on the paper. So, for about a week.

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