Plinky-plonky music that's unobtrusive, serving nicely as background to all of the platforming japes. It all sounds perfectly lovely, and Hoebear's a nicely-voiced character with a laconic charisma.
The so-called 'trixelated' art style gives Kalimba a unique look that's angular but aesthetically pleasing. With a palette of bold colours, it's a nice looking indie title.
Incredibly well thought out puzzles and some devilishly challenging stages make Kalimba a game that might look colourful and welcoming, but beneath the sunny veneer beats the heart of a platformer that takes no prisoners. It's hard, but oh-so satisfying to play.
As a straight up solo experience, Kalimba can seem like it comes up a little short. But once you factor in the unlockable modes, co-op stages and inherent replay value that high scores and leaderboards bring, there's a good, solid few hours in here. Plenty for your cash.
A decent list that ticks all of the boxes. The only thing that may turn you off is the almost impossible nature of some of the achievements. Completing the entire game without dying, for instance. Mental.