Cloning Clyde is a short-and-sweet, casual, side-scrolling platformer. You won’t find anything groundbreaking in it or much innovation at all, but it is a fun game. If you enjoy casual puzzle-platformers, and you want a new experience, then you will probably enjoy Cloning Clyde.
It’s a simple game, with the main system to solving levels revolving around the 2 basic mechanics: splicing your DNA with animals to gain abilities (flight, underwater breathing, better jumping, etc.); and creating clones of yourself which you can then take control of. The puzzles are simple, and the platforming is easy. It is a very casual game.
Each level has some collectibles and a par-time to beat; they are very generous and easy to achieve. It won’t take very long to earn 100% completion in the game, and after that there isn’t really much replay value.
The graphics are mediocre, and there is not really a story or anything. However, the controls were good for me with a controller, and there were no frustrating parts. I experienced no glitches/crashing.
Having said all that, I enjoyed my playthrough of Cloning Clyde. It is certainly far from the best game in the genre, but I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys casual, side-scrolling puzzle-platformers and is looking for some novelty. It is a short game, though; but if you get it for a good price, it is worth the playthrough.