Call it base sentimentality, but sometimes what we really need is a game where a pixelated pinata escapes a birthday party, then races through a magical candy kingdom, collecting gummi bears and dodging sugar-hungry bat-wielding toddlers. Gameshot apparently has recognized this Jungian urge and delivers with Pina Pony, a retro jump and run platformer that's about as cute as it comes.
Pina Pony offers a number of different control schemes.You can choose to move left and right with [A]/[D] or [left]/[right], and jump and double jump with the [spacebar], or use the mouse to move and click to jump. A one-button jump-only mode is also available. In the game, you constantly move forward Canabalt-style, jumping over spikes, gaps, and enemies. Collect sweets to earn points, and green arrow icons to add to your supply of double jumps. Watch out for those Question Marks though. They'll turn your whole world upside down! Pina Pony is a little bit slight, with the only goal being a high score. However, it has such a joy and fun lack of irony to it, that it's hard not to glue a smile to your face as you bounce along. Like a bag of Skittles, Pina Pony may not fill you up, but it's fun and colorful, and definitely a sweet snack.