Poöf has been tricked by accepting a golden laying kitten. But the precious kitty makes all the greedy monsters envious. Survive waves of monsters trying to steal your revenue! Poöf vs the cursed kitty is a mix between tower defense, and platforming action, a game focused on hardcore gameplay, tight controls and choices, inspired by...
User reviews: Very Positive (125 reviews)
Release Date: Nov 8, 2013
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“The dark magic at the heart of Poof is that the objective is so simple, but the designers always give you one too many things to comfortably think about at any given time.”
8/10 – Eurogamer

About This Game

Poöf has been tricked by accepting a golden laying kitten. But the precious kitty makes all the greedy monsters envious. Survive waves of monsters trying to steal your revenue!

Poöf vs the cursed kitty is a mix between tower defense, and platforming action, a game focused on hardcore gameplay, tight controls and choices, inspired by games such as Mario Bros Arcade Game, Orcs Must Die and Super Crate Box.

To get rid of your enemies, simply jump on them, or place towers to attack and poos to slow down, use fire knives or bombs, ice winds to freeze enemies and golden eggs for Armageddon ! You can also control time: slow it down in danger moments and accelerate it to increase the difficulty and score more points. How fast will you play?

Key Features


  • Hardcore gameplay and exponential difficulty
  • Original Graphics and frenetic Music
  • 108 Missions to accomplish to unlock upgrades
  • 36 Upgrades - Powers, Weapons, Enemies, and more.
  • 12 Unique Enemies - Including Ogres, Ghosts, Dragons, Slug dogs, or even gigantic Flies.
  • 10 random Customization objects to collect - Backgrounds, Music, Poöf and kitty’s costumes.
  • Unlock a Leaderboard to compete worldwide
  • Support USB game controllers

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: XP/Vista/Win7/Win8
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 DUO @ 2.4 GHz/Athlon 64 X2 4200+ & above
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9.0c compatible graphic card with at least 512 MB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 600 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.6
    • Processor: Intel Processor 2.4GHz & above
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Graphic card with at least 512 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 600 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 DUO @ 2.4 GHz/Athlon 64 X2 4200+ & above
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.4 compatible graphic card with at least 512 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 600 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
26 of 26 people (100%) found this review helpful
18.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
Well this is a game that took me completely by surprise and turned into a game that i have grown to really,really like.
Bought it for my daughter and i think i have played it more than she has.
I started to play and was like "OK ITS QUITE ALLRIGHT" and then i just found the hours passing by and i noticed that i had been playing it for quite some time.
I started to wonder why and then it dawned on me i love to complete challenges and on your first play through thats what you get on each level (some are easy and some are frustratingly HARD) and thats what it was,then i started to think OMG i actually like the style of this game and i am having fun (not something you get much these days even when playing triple AAA releases).
I think i am actually turning into someone that wants more from my games than huge set peices and big guns and i actually want my games to be fun again (like when i was a child and found playing games fun not a chore),which is exactally what this game is.
The graphics are like a cartoon (thats what this game sort of is) but the music can get a bit frustrating at times (same tune),i think apart from that the biggest drawback will be replayability as once you have done the levels and the challenges you cant do them again (unless they have changed this since last i played) and you then get to play a point based version of the game and compete against other players from around the world,and this might appeal to somepeople but i had more fun doing the challenges and getting upgrades to my available abilities (GOLDEN POOH HOW CHILDISH HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA LOVED THAT ONE) than i did playing the game in this way.
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 16
Very funny game. All you need is defend your pink friend I loved this <3
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
7.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 22
This is an action/tower defense game. There isn't a lot of things to do after beating the "campaign" (which takes a few hours) except trying to get the best rank regarding the leaderboard. I think that, if you can get this game in a bundle, it's fine, otherwise, I wouldn't recommend to buy it.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 21
A good tower defense/platformer. The difficulty increases significantly but stays reasonable if you are a little tenacious, as am I ;)
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 21
its ok
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29 of 39 people (74%) found this review helpful
9.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
Having 100% completed the game, I can say that it's not that great. Unfortunately due to Steam's binary review system, I can only recommend it, or not recommend it, and so I'm going with the latter.
First off, the unlock system was poorly designed. It has both progressive gameplay features, such as turrets and other items, and also cosmetic items such as backgrounds and costumes. You are given tokens to unlock the gameplay items/features, but they're pretty pointless because you have to unlock all of the features/items in its tier (maximum of three) before unlocking the next set of items. It's like skill trees from RPGs, only there's just one of them, and you don't have a choice. The cosmetic items on the other hand, are a nice touch but they're randomized so you can't actually choose them.
The gameplay is interesting, and is definitely different, however it just feels really poorly thought out and broken. The difficulty is just a side effect of the poorly designed concept; it's stuck in this limbo of tower defense and platformer but doesn't do either very well. This is especially apparent in the later levels, when it just becomes a big spamfest of items and the platforming and tower defense elements are all but gone.

I only really wanted to outline the bad things about the game, there are definitely positives to it but I just feel the negatives outweigh them too much.
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20 of 24 people (83%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 9
Poof was pretty fun to play and can get very challenging. You play as a dog protecting a cat from enemies that come through doors and move around the stage towards the cat you have tied up. The stage layout is the same but you can unlock different skins for it.

You defeat the enemies by jumping on them or collecting power ups scattered around the stage. Many of these will also need to be unlocked through completing challenges. Every 3 challenges you complete you get one unlock point. You can get a flaming knife that will fly in a straight line killing any enemy it hits. An electrical tower you can place that will shock your enemy when it gets close by. A few other items will help you too like ice to freeze or hearts for health and they can also be turned into poop to slow the enemy.

Challenges do become pretty tough and the bad thing is you only get 3 at a time and need to do all three before getting new ones. So progress can become slow on unlocking everything in the game. There is no story just a short quick game you can pop on and play for five minutes or 5 hours if you like. It is fun to play and for the low price it's at you'll definitely get your money from it.

Bear Pros:
Fun and cute platforming RTS
Lots of unlockables
Challenging missions

Bear Cons:
May be to challenging early on for some
Only one map to play on
No new challenges until all three are complete
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18 of 22 people (82%) found this review helpful
8.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 8, 2013
For it being a 7 dollar title, it isn't that bad! It nicely mixes the arcade Super Mario Bros. with elements on tower defense to make a fun and challenging experience. With the progressions system you will be able to keep playing and advance, unlocking new items, moves, and room pieces. Definitely 4 - 6 hours worth of gameplay. There are a lot of issues in general, some odd bugs and the complete lack of customization (no rebindable keys is a pain and so is no resolution options). There are no extra maps. If you get too bored of the current one then that's too bad. It's a shame because a few extra maps can really make the gameplay and strategy vary in a positive way. With that being said, Poof does what it aims to do, but only that. 3/5
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17 of 22 people (77%) found this review helpful
15.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 13, 2013
i can honestly recommend this title. it's just that cute.

despite the kitty being dressed in bdsm leather outfit, it's a very fun little title to play. it borrows from Super Mario Bros (you remember that game where you were closed in a room, right?) and tower defense games. the animation is nice. the mechanics are plentiful, and they expand as you play and unlock them.

oh, and it's another use for my controller.

so, no point in waiting for a price drop - grab it now, i don't think you will be disappointed!

7/10
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19 of 26 people (73%) found this review helpful
11.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 11, 2013
Poof VS The Cursed Kitty is one of those games that start of relatively simple and before you know it you are fighting for your life. The arcade style gameplay shows no mercy and finishing the game is not for the faint of heart. While it requires quick reflexes and lots of luck the addictive gameplay will ensure that you keep coming back for more. Check http://www.gameramble.com/poof-pc-game-review.html for a full review.
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14 of 17 people (82%) found this review helpful
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 29
Poof truly surprised me when I started it up just to collect the cards. I ended up playing for hours, and having a blast. Poof really is a game that I believe needs more attention. In Poof you play as a heroic little dog who's duty is to protect the cat from enemies that spawn out of doors on the side of the level. The fast paced gameplay is where I believe this game shines. It plays similar to Mario Bros the arcade game from 1983, but it also stirs things up by adding tower defense elements. Jumping on baddies heads will kill them, but there is also a variety of power ups to make things more interesting. Every round you have three challenges to complete and once you complete them you earn a unlock point which you can use to unlock a new power up or perk. You have to beat all three challenges to do this (no skipping challenges) and you have to unlock each power up/perk one after another. Some may dislike this as it takes some freedom away from the player, but personally I found that it kept me trying to complete the challenge.
Each level is the exact same layout (well you eventually can expand it a bit) which is another thing that will be mildly disappointing and repetitive to some. That being said, from each match you gain exp towards unlocking new level skins, costumes, and music, a feature that I really enjoyed. The artwork has a very cartoony cute feel to it, although I wish there was a bigger variety of enemies. I played with a Pc Xbox controller, not sure how controls feel otherwise. Poof is not a mind blowing game, but definitely a game that needs some more credit than what it gets.
(Keep in mind, this review was written when I was 4.7 hours into the game. I may change my opinions later.)
Pros:
+ Enjoyable platforming
+ Full controller support
+ Cute character design and art
+ Golden poo
+ Variety of unlockables (powerups, skins, costumes, music..etc)
Cons:
- Would gain from having more level layouts
- Sometimes some of the challenges are too hard
- Larger amount of enemies would be nice
- Floaty controls take some getting use too
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11 of 16 people (69%) found this review helpful
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 5
Poof takes a bit of the tower defense titles and mixes it up with Mario Bros. styled gameplay (the first game with all the pipes, not the platformer). You control Poof, a dog that has to protect a cat hanging in the lower center of the level from getting attacked by all sorts of creatures. Kill enough enemies, create combos, and use your other abilities to complete objectives, score points and unlock extras, new weaponry and new abilities. The more you play, the more you'll unlock, like towers that shoot arrows or ice cubes that freeze enemies for a short while, allowing you to create even longer combos. The downside is that there's only one level. You'll unlock different backgrounds, outfits, et cetera later on to keep things a little bit interesting, though. You can even unlock an extra (still small) part of the level making things even more hectic.

It's a game that keeps challenging you. Rounds can be short but never frustrating. You'll most likely want to keep trying to beat your old score and unlock new stuff, but after about 3 hours you've probably seen most of it already, even if you haven't unlocked all of it yet. It becomes too repetitive too soon. That doesn't make it a bad game, because there's always stuff to unlock, but it needs more than just one level.

[Rating: 70/100]
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 3
I checked this game out after reading that it was a cross between the old Mario Brothers arcade game (pre-Super) and tower defense. That's an accurate comparison. It's primarily a tower defense game, as your principle mission is to protect a cat from being captured by the enemies. You play as a dog and can drop poop (yes, poop) to slow your enemies down. You can build turrets, create an ice storm to freeze enemies, hurl flaming daggers, etc. In a pinch? Slow down time for a bit.

There is always plenty going on all over the screen. The enemies come fast and furiously. Some fly. Some drop bombs. Some come in packs. Some move faster than others. The difficulty increases quickly and dramatically. Poof is a very challenging game. You realize that immediately when your mission goals include "survive for 30 seconds" or "survive 10 seconds in warning mode."

What makes Poof so challenging isn't just the lightning speed increase in difficulty, but also accessibility to items. While they are plentiful, they never spawn on the ground. They spawn in the upper tiers. Navigating to these items becomes increasingly difficult as the screen fills with enemies and abandoning the ground floor leaves the cat open to attack. If you love a challenging platform/tower defense game, you're in for a treat with Poof. Personally, the game has a little too much going on everywhere for my tastes. It's overload. But I'm still enjoy trying to clear the level objectives.

Each level has three objectives to complete. They range from using a certain attack a certain number of times, constructing a number of turrets, surviving a period of time, etc. Once you clear the three objectives, you clear the level and unlock a new ability. Collecting jewels unlocks collectibles like new backgrounds.

I used the XBOX 360 controller for Windows with this game. It works perfectly. I think this game would be difficult to play without a controller.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
9.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 14
Poöf is basically an action defense platformer. It's also a bit crazy: in it you are, after all, a hat-enthusiast doggy with a magic kitten that poops golden eggs. Monsters want the kitten too. The curse is that you will DIE if they get the kitten so, ironically, you need to defend it with your life.

Basic idea is simple. Monsters come through doors that are scattered over the level, and you must kill them before they get to the kitten. You can jump on them like Mario or kill them with special items or defensive structures that can be placed in the assigned places. Being a dog you can also poop - yes, poop - golden poop that slows down anything that passes over or through it.

Playing along, you get more items and abilities. There's just this one disappointing thing about the game: there's only one map. Granted, I do not think I spoil too much if I reveal that as you complete missions, you will eventually unlock new areas in the one map. These spawn new, usually more dangerous monster types. Also the style changes: you'll be wearing different hats and outfits, as is the kitty and the level's appearance will change randomly between games as well. It won't fool anyone, but is a nice change for the ever-repeating map.

Besides the single map, the game is quite fun for a while, and it's rather cheap. If you really get into it, you can try to work your way up the global leaderboards.

One last thing: At the time of the writing, Poof's cards are quite expensive. While the recent sale has lowered their price a bit, you can still get quite a large penny back just by selling the cards. Check the market for the current situation though.

(Edit: Changed part that was no longer relevant)
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7 of 11 people (64%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 26, 2013
defend a useless cat that sometimes dresses up in bondage gear and get insulted by the game's name
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 1, 2013
It's like Orcs must die + Mario Brother's arcarde + three times the amount of poo that is present in Castle Crasher's

It's challenging, very fast and fun, the only thing it really lacks is a 2player mode.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 5, 2013
Silly, but very fun game!

Fans of Super Crate Box and its ilk will definitely find something to love in the gameplay of Poof. It's frantic and dynamic, and will have you rushing all over the stage to jump on bad guys, collect items, and place towers. If you get an item you don't want, you can quickly convert it into a 'golden poo' as well, which will slow down any enemies that walk over it, buying you precious time.

There's lots to unlock, but there is sadly only one play area. It's well designed, and it will be expanded through unlocks as you progress, but some more level selection would be nice. This is the only real complaint I have with the game though: the visuals, audio, and gameplay are all top-notch. If you are a fan of skill-based games, or frantic twitch platformers, this is something you definitely want to check out.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 14, 2013
Poof is a fun addictive Action/Platformer thats puts you in the role of a dungeon hero dog protecting a golden laying kitten that attracts monsters. Weird right? Yep, though besides its weirdness this game fills that empty spot inside you that craves something different from all those other games of the now. You'll go from jumping, dodging, and throwing daggers To bashing heads in while wearing a Link constume. The game also does something else alot of games these days dont, it actually challenges you. You'll die! You'll die alot! This game challnges your speed and gamer reflexes. If you dont act fast then your pretty much dead. Humor is actually hilarious and not overdone while powerups and attacks feel like powerups and attacks. This game is a must have and at the price of only seven dollars. If you have the money and you think your good enough to survive then add this game to your library right now and prepare yourself for one of the most addictive and funnest times of your life. 10/10
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4 of 8 people (50%) found this review helpful
20.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 27
I loved the game, very fun and cute :3
Great art ;)
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 7
This game annoys me - then why do i play it again and again and again? I guess that's the magic in this title. This game manages to pull of the 'I'll just try one more time before i quit' -trick very well.

It also doesn't hurt that the graphics look like they were taken from Castle Crashers. UI and Controls are responsive too. Gamepad works wonderfully and apparently is a recomended tool.

Good game design overall - This title could have been just pure rage quit material because as you progress the difficulty starts to become quite hard and missions become so hard that it is not uncommong to fail a mission 1 second before you complete it or die just when you are about to hit off a very hard mission target. Kudos to the devs on that.

I'll be playing this some more for some quick 15min sessions when i want quick action.
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