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Tiny and Big: Grandpa's Leftovers

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Description

Tiny and Big: Grandpa's Leftovers is a puzzle action game that stars Tiny, an inventor who had his Grandpa's underpants stolen by Big. The underwear provide tremendous powers and Tiny has to chase Big down through six levels to reclaim them. The game is built around destructible environments that can be reshaped by cutting them with a laser.

Most of the rocks and walls in the surroundings can be sliced in any direction, in any size and multiple times, and physics then cause the pieces to slide or fall apart. That way, puzzles need to be solved by creating constructions, removing objects, and devising custom platforms and bridges. Cutting is done by drawing a line with the mouse and determining the direction and the size. Once an item has been cut up, Tiny can push it in any direction or pull it using a grappling rope. Objects that are farther can also be shoved by shooting a rocket and then igniting it. In later levels Tiny is harassed by Big and needs to cut up rocks as they are hurled towards him. Big is the only opponent in the game and he is not present in all levels, the focus is mainly on progressing past obstacles in the environment and solving puzzles.

After the initial level where the mechanics are introduced, Tiny receives hints over the radio from his taxi robot. The game's art style has a comic book look with cel-shaded edges and visual sound words. Despite the sandbox possibilities most of the levels are set along a linear path, but with different options to approach the situation. The game's soundtrack is provided through fifteen tapes that are found throughout the game. Each tape provides an additional song and the player can cycle between them using a tape recorder. The general path is shown through collectible rocks and the game contains achievements.

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Tiny and Big: Grandpa's Leftovers Windows Big being annoying again from a distance.
Tiny and Big: Grandpa's Leftovers Windows In the third level Big will constantly hurl blocks at you. Make his platforms unstable and he will fly away.
Tiny and Big: Grandpa's Leftovers Windows Title screen
Tiny and Big: Grandpa's Leftovers Windows Pushing a column out of the way.

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Gaming Nexus Windows Aug 02, 2012 9 out of 10 90
GamezGeneration Windows Jul 23, 2012 8.5 out of 10 85
Everyeye.it Windows Jul 21, 2012 8.5 out of 10 85
IGN Windows Jun 22, 2012 7.5 out of 10 75
Gamer.nl Windows Jun 28, 2012 7.5 out of 10 75
MMGN Windows Jun 26, 2012 7.5 out of 10 75
Games.cz Windows Jul 05, 2012 7 out of 10 70
PC Games (Germany) Windows Jul, 2012 69 out of 100 69
XGN Windows Jul 24, 2012 6.5 out of 10 65
Darkstation Windows Aug 31, 2012 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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