Do puddings even feel emotion?
Imagine that you were a jelly riding a seemingly endless ghost train. What one emotion do you think you’d feel the most? Well, probably none — because food substances don’t have feelings.
That’s besides the point, as Pudding Panic HD, despite the name, is actually a cleverly hidden puzzle game. As the eponymous pudding rides the rails — his objective being simply to locate the exit without being literally scared to death — your only input is to place track parts at specific locations to alter his path, avoid the beasties, and ride to safety. Many of these puzzles require fast actions, altering the tracks as quickly as possible to ensure paths don’t cross with enemies. Others task you with leading enemies into each other so that their distinct abilities are wasted against each other.
Our only complaint is that the majority of the courses can be navigated in no-time. For the price we’d expect a bit more content, or at least a little more replayability. Nonetheless, Pudding Panic is an enjoyable puzzler with an interesting concept.