A strange arcade puzzler where you are in the pilot seat – of a helicopter/bulldozer!
Puddle Jumper 2000 is a strange game which combines elements of arcade and puzzle games, where you are in control of a flying bulldozer and must get a glowing block to the side of the level while avoiding robots.
The graphics in this game are arcade-ish, and look quite nice in a way. By today's standards perhaps they’re not too cool but the game is an arcade style game with arcade style graphics and that’s all that matters really.
The game play is interesting, if not unorthodox, to some degree. Getting the glowing ice cube to the side of the screen sounds pretty easy, and kind of is for the first few levels, but gets increasingly to incredibly difficult. Without the monsters this would have been a great puzzle game but with them it’s an extremely challenging arcade game.
There’s no music and the sound effects seemed a little loud to me, but that was fixed by adjusting the level of volume on my speakers. If you don’t like the sounds, just don’t listen to them. They’re a bit annoying and are the only thing which holds back an otherwise fun modern arcade game.
In conclusion, anyone who likes puzzle games and anyone who likes arcade games would get a little kick out of this game, it’s pretty entertaining.