I was pleasantly surprised when I found out that Super Lucky’s Tale was getting additional content. I got to review the game last year and it was one of the most enjoyable and good looking platformers I’ve ever played. Check the Review HERE
It just so happens to be in March’s Xbox Game Pass subscription, so you kind of owe it to yourself to check it out!
In this $4.99 Game Add-on, Lucky gets to explore a brand new world: The tropical paradise, called Gilly’s Island.
Welcome Back to Adventure!
“Super Lucky’s Tale”, the delightful playground platformer for all ages, returns with another thrilling chapter. Fresh from his victory over Jinx, Lucky is looking forward to a day off in good old Foxington. But the Book of Ages has other plans, and Lucky is once again pulled in, this time emerging into the tropical paradise of Gilly Island.
Despite its beauty and renown as an award-winning vacation spot, it’s quickly apparent that something is amiss on Gilly Island. Lucky learns that Lady Meowmalade has hijacked the islands to throw the greatest (worst) party ever seen as she celebrates the release of her latest single. Now Lucky must rescue the islands and its vacationers from Meowmalade’s chaos before it ruins their fun and ultimately wrecks havoc to all the worlds within the Book of Ages.
Join Lucky on his latest adventure, filled with classic platforming challenges, brain-bending puzzles, mysterious foxholes, and tropically treacherous obstacle courses. Meet characters new and old as you burrow your way through a sun-soaked paradise. May the luck of the clover guide your path!
The island quickly became my favourite of the worlds as the sunny vibes were a welcome change to the freezing temperatures we’re currently experiencing in most of the world. As in the main game, the hubworld is populated with cute looking critters, coins and games to collect and different levels to beat. And just like the main game, each of these levels has 4 clovers to collect: One for beating it, one for collecting 300 coins, one for finding all the LUCKY letters and one hidden as a secret.
We also see the return of the Sliding Puzzels (five in total) and this time around there even was one that completely stumped me. I’m ashamed to admit it took me a full twenty minutes to figure it out.
There’s a total of 18 new clovers to collect and 500 achievement points to earn. Three of them now reward you for collecting coins which actually (kinda) solves an issue I had with it originally: outside of collecting the 300 coins each time to get the clover, there really wasn’t any point in getting them. Though the 99.999 coins one is something only the most hardened completionists will attempt.
Speaking of Achievements, quite a few of them seemed to be bugged this time around. The one for getting 15.000 coins only popped once I had gotten around 18.000 of them, the one for not hitting any switches (in a level built around hitting switches) triggered for free even though I had totally hit all of them multiple times and the most frustrating ones centered around not getting hit. After three runs through a level and not getting hit a single time, the achievement for it still didn’t pop. In the end I had to resort to jumping Lucky into the ocean and try only the last part of the level again. (which forced it to pop)
Another frustration was that the EXACT same issue with the sound cutting out completely was still present here. Luckily it only seems to occur when you start recording footage of the game, so most people will never experience it at all. (Content creators and reviewers everywhere will pull their hair out while they reluctantly soft reset their console though…)
Finally the end boss is a pure treat: it’s one of the more enjoyable ones in the game and had a lovely soundtrack to boot.
Beating the DLC 100% (not counting the coin-collecting achievement) will take you about 2-3 hours and I wholeheartedly recommend it. It’s been a blast revisiting this lovely world and I can’t wait for Playful Corp to drop more add-on content for it.