A Hat in Time is a 3D platformer in which you play Hat Kid, a youngster with a stylish top hat and a surprisingly versatile umbrella. Hat Kid needs to travel the world reclaiming the Time Pieces that fuel her spacheship. If she can't get them before the evil Mustache Girl does, the consequences could be disastrous.
A reminder of a golden age
If Hat Kid's spaceship travels in time, A Hat in Time is also trying to get back to another era -- specifically, the golden age of the 3D console platformer. The gameplay and design intentionally evoke classics like Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine and Banjo-Kazooie. Indeed, some of the game's music was composed by Banjo-Kazooie composer Grant Kirkhope. Like these classics, this game features colourful, cartoony graphics, bizarre characters and lots of fast-paced running and jumping action. The five areas you can explore include a crowded nightclub, a fast-moving train, the rooftops of a darkened city and more. As you progress, you'll unlock new abilities for Hat Kid and her marvelous umbrella, giving her improved movement and combat powers. Graphics-wise, this game definitely has a retro feel, with enemy and level designs that make the most of its simple 3D style.
A must for platformer nuts
If you love the 3D platformers of the classic era, A Hat in Time will give you a rush of nostalgia as well as plenty of excitement.