I'm sure a very small number of people have ever dreamed of becoming a sanitation worker. However, if you have ever harbored an unfulfilled desire to clean up the dirty streets and be a hero to the environment, here's your chance! Jeff's Rubbish Adventure, a platform adventure game created by Andrew Furniss and Olivier Davies, has wrangled poor Jeff the sanitation worker into being your vessel for environmental clean-up in the grimy city of Lusio. So grab your goggles, your leaf blower, and a hefty portion of hand sanitizer because this is gonna get messy. I said it and I meant it.
Your ultimate goal is to make Lusio a cleaner place and you do this by visiting five different areas within Lusio and eradicating all trash. Each place can be revisited to earn more money. You will use your [left] and [right] arrow keys to go left or right, and the [up] arrow to jump. You're armed with a handy dandy leafblower to battle sea gulls, rats, and swarms of flies so make use of the [space] bar to blast them. Water and glass shards are less abrasive foes to keep an eye out for. If you're running low on health there are first aid kits sprinkled through each level and you need only press your [H] key to use one. Each level is littered with trash bags, glass, paper, and metal goods, all of which must be placed in the correct recycling box for the most amount of money. At the end of each level whatever trash you have remaining will be thrown away in a trash can. After a level, if you have enough money, you can purchase windmills to help clean up the city.
I'll be the first to admit that the idea of cleaning up a bunch of trash doesn't seem all that appealing, but Furniss and Davies have craftily transformed a thankless job into a wonderful game, and possibly the next best "keep the world clean," propaganda since The Lorax or Dustforce. Though the graphics aren't flashy and it would be fun to have a tool other than just a leaf blower, that doesn't detract in any way from the overall greatness of this game. The music and sound effects alone make this well worth your while but partnered up with multiple levels that can be played through over and over and an exertion free way to feel like you're making a difference. Jeff's Rubbish Adventure is the dirtiest (and most entertaining) time stealer that you'll find with a G rating.
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