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Skip and Sqak (Remake)
Skip and Sqak (PS4)
PS4 Cover Art
Developer(s) Yellow Apple Games
Platform(s) Wii U
PlayStation 4
PlayStation Vita
Xbox One
Nintendo Switch (Re-Released in 2018)
Release Date(s)
(PS4, Wii U, PS Vita, Xbox One)
May 9, 2015 (NA)
May 15, 2015 (EU)
May 24, 2015 (AUS)
June 4, 2015 (JP)

Nintendo Switch
April 10, 2018 (NA)
April 27, 2018 (EU)
May 5,2018 (AUS)
Summer 2018 (JP)
Mode(s)
1-2 Players
Age Rating(s)
Everyone 10+
Genre(s) Action Adventure, Side Scroller
Series Skip and Sqak
Successor Skip and Sqak 2

Skip and Sqak (titled as "Skip and Sqak: Adventures Across the Peacific Ocean" in Japan) is a 2015 sidescoller video game developed by Yellow Apple Games. The game serves as a re-imagining to the 1993 game of the same name, as well as the first game in the Skip and Sqak Reboot. The game is developed for the Wii U, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, and Xbox One and released in summer 2015.

In January 2017, the game was announced to be re-released for the Nintendo Switch in early 2018 under the title "Skip and Sqak: Tropical Edition!!" that will feature new content.

Story

The game takes place in the Peacific Ocean (a parody of the Pacific Ocean) where several islands are the home of anthropomorphic animals.

The little critters are enjoying one peaceful day in their village on the tropical Sunny Villa Island until they are being attacked and locked in cages by the sinister reptiles, Lectroads, and their leader Emperor Dante who want to take over all the islands in the Peacific Ocean. A red bird named Sqak was fleeing from a group of Lectroads until he was rescued by a blue frog who hatches out of his egg. Sqak decides to name his new friend "Skip" and the two of them worked together to explore across many islands fighting Lectroads and rescuing caged Critters. At Fracas Factory, the duo fought and defeated the CEO Dr. Gearz who was working for Dante. At Amazonia Island, the duo confront Dante who sends his lackey Vizer Vego to attack Skip and Sqak, but Vego gets defeated and his damaged hover chair blasts him high into the sky.

Reading a blue print Vego dropped earlier, Skip and Sqak discovered that Dante prepares to destroy Sunny Villa island with a laser machine called the "Island-Tizer" powered by Amazonia's Volcano lava and place his kingdom in it's place. The duo head back to Sunny Villa and busted out their caged friends. Skip and Sqak decide to go stop the Island-Tizer only to get ambushed by Dante controlling a massive robot on top of the laser. Once defeating Dante's robot, the entire floor begins to shatter sending Skip, Sqak and Dante falling deep down the Island-Tizer full of lava. Skip manages to save Sqak and himself while Dante plummets and perishes in the lava. The entire final battle damages the Island-Tizer to explode sending the two hurling back to Sunny Villa Island. Skip and Sqak are now heroes of the Peacific Ocean islands.

In a secret ending, the gateway to a secret area full of delicious fruits is unlocked if the player collects all the collectables in the entire game.

Characters

The Main Characters reappear in this remake, while the game will introduce new characters.

Main Characters

  • Skip
  • Sqak
  • Imp: A purple long eared creature who acts as a checkpoint throughout Skip and Sqak's journey.
  • Blatly: A green spider monkey who hosts the quiz mini games.
  • Robin: An orange swallow bird who sells items for the pair to use in their journey.
  • Makayla: A purple frog who lets the player see the concept art they collected. She later becomes Skip's love interest.
  • Mayor Cheatsy: A white rabbit who is the mayor of Sunny Villa Island. He wants the duo to give him Cheatsy Coins that are scattered across islands.
  • Emperor Dante: The Main Antagonist and Final Boss of the game. He is the ruler of the Lectroads who plans to take over every single island in the Peacific Ocean. In the end, he fights Skip and Sqak at the Island-Tizer with a robot but plummets into the lava powering the laser machine. 
  • Vizer Vego: Dante's adviser and the game's Secondary Antagonist. He fights the duo on Amazonia Island but gets defeated and his hover chair malfunctions and blasts him off into deep space, never to be seen again for the rest of the game.
  • Dr. Gearz: A robot inventor who is Dante's mechanic, building gadgets and vehicles for Lectroads.

Other Characters

Lectroads

  • Creepup: These lizards are found in every level. They are short and often come in groups.
  • Bouncy Billy: Lectroads that bounce around instead of patrolling, trying to crush Skip and Sqak with their razor sharp toenails.
  • Munchion: Ill-tempered lectroads who will chase after Skip and Sqak with their razor sharp teeth.
  • Terror-Dactyl: Winged lectroads who look like pterodactyl always fly in the air. These foes take three bops on the head to defeat.
  • Zpark: Flying lectroads that cannot be touched due to their electric skin.
  • Belching Bob: Big, round lectroads who burp out explosive cherry bombs.
  • Large Lug: Obese lectroads who take three hits to defeat.
  • Lump Lug: Large Lugs who wear chest armor, protecting their front sides.
  • Slithering Sid: Snakes who slither across the floor, walls and cieling.
  • Slippery Sid: Slithering Sids who are found climbing on vine very quickly. They wait for a few seconds before going back down and up.
  • Springing Sid: Slithering Sids who coil up and spring in the air.
  • Spiky Sid: Slithering Sids who have spikes on their back and slither super fast.
  • Spike Bomb: These little Lectroads that are only found in underwater areas trying to harm the duo with their spikes.
  • Tongue Twisted: Chameleon-like Lectroads that try to snatch Skip and Sqak with their tongues if they get caught in their sight. They are found in both land and underwater areas.
  • Elec-Trick: Lectroads that spit beams of electricity to electrocute Skip and Sqak.
  • TBA

Bosses

The bosses in this game are members of "The Lectroad Gang" (excluding Dr. Gearz's Incinerator), an organization of Dante's toughest henchmen. This also includes sub bosses.

  • Buzz: The boss of Sunny Villa. He is the commander of the Slithering Sids who are chopping down many trees on the island.
  • Captain Spike: A pirate-dressed Lectroad who only appears in the segment "Docking Doomsday" where he pursues Skip and Sqak with his ship.
  • Stormy: The boss of Sea Side Station. He is a skinny Lectroad who is creating a huge storm in Sea Side Station.
  • Munching Mikey: The commander of the Munchions who pursues Skip and Sqak in the segment "Thrilling Drilling", trying to devour them in the Air Bullet. He is fought at the end of the segment where he swallows the segment's Goal Flower.
  • Loud Lug: The boss of Wasted Wasteland. He is big sleepy Lectroad carrying a long snake who's loud snoring causes the avalanches of the mountain.
  • Gearz Incinerator: The boss of Fracas Factory. It is a large incinerator machine driven by Dr. Gearz trying to destroy Skip and Sqak.
  • Vizer Vego
  • Emperor Dante

Collectibles

Fruits

Each fruit has a certain score which, up to 100, can give you an extra life.

  • Apples (1)
  • Grapes (5)
  • Pineapple (10)
  • Watermelon (20)
  • Mango (Health)
  • Heart Berries (Berries in the shape of a heart that will give you an extra life.)
  • Steel Fruit (Heart Berries made of pure steel that can be bought at Robin's Garage. It can save you from losing a Heart Fruit every two times you die from damage.)
  • Rainbow Fruit (Fruit made of crystal that Skip and Sqak must collect to unlock the Fruitmension. They can be achieved by rescuing all the critters per level and offering Cheatsy his coins.)

Caged Critters

In each level, there are 5 critters locked in cages that you must free. Rescuing them all in each level rewards you with a rainbow fruit.

Cheatsy Coins

There are 3 Cheatsy Coins in each level, and Mayor Cheatsy will reward you with a rainbow fruit for each three sets.

Silver Coins

Silver Coins are found in many segments that can be collected to buy things at Robin's Garage. They can also be won at Blatly's quiz challenges.

Warp Flowers

Warp Flowers are large flowers found in segments that can take Skip and Sqak to different locations:

  • Yellow Flower: Takes Skip and Sqak to a bonus mini game to win a Cheatsy Coin.
  • Purple Flower: Takes Skip and Sqak to the next part of the segment.
  • Goal Flower: A large pink flower that Skip and Sqak have to jump into in order to finish the level.

Achievements and Trophies

The Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions of this game have achievements and trophies that can be viewed at the link.

Levels

The levels in the game are islands in the middle of the Peacific Ocean being invaded by Lectroads. (B=Boss) (S=Shrine)

Hubs:

  • Sqak's House (Let's you look at your progress such as collectibles.)
  • Makayla's Manor (Let's you load or save to another file, and allows you to look at some concept art.)
  • Blatly's Fun House (Found in every island, Blatly will host questions about the island you're on. The more answers right, the more prizes you get with silver coins and Heart Fruits.)
  • Robin's Garage (You can buy extra hit points, Steel Fruits, and Heart Fruits with the silver coins you've been collecting.)
  • Mayor Cheatsy's Office (Mayor Cheatsy rewards you with Miracle Fruits if you offer him 3 Cheatsy Coins hidden in each segment.)

Sunny Villa

The gang's tropical island home being invaded by the Lectroads who are chopping down many trees to make battleships.

Sea Side Station

Beach islands ruled by King Shelligas. The Lectroads are taking over this place with their battleships.

Wasted Wasteland

A mixture of a rocky canyon and an arctic glacier, where Loud Lug's loud snoring is causing avalanches that endanger the ant miners.

Fracas Factory

Dr. Gearz's industrial factory that is building weapons for the Lectroads use.

Amazonia Island

A jungle island with mysterious ancient temples.

Island-Tizer

Dante has constructed a large weapon to destroy Sunny Villa! He must be stopped before the duo's tropical island is gone forever.

Fruity Falls

A secret world full of gigantic, delicious fruits that can be unlocked after collecting all Miracle Fruits and awakening every fruit shrine.

"Tropical Edition!!"

Skip and Sqak Tropical Edition!!

"Tropical Edition!!" cover art

In 2018, this game will be re-released for the Nintendo Switch under the title "Tropical Edition!!" that will feature new modes and content:

  • "Vego's Vengeance" is a boss rush that is featured once the player beats the game on the very first time. Vego offers a potion to the bosses, which makes their attacks more intense and more hits to defeat.
  • Segments that were dropped/scrapped from the original game will be featured in Tropical Edition as optional levels.
  • TBA