Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion
BREAKING! Karl Marx rises from the grave in anticipation of his most hyped up game to play. Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion is an indie game that allows us to do the one thing we thought impossible in life – crush capitalism… as a turnip. You heard me – as a turnip.
What to expect:
Snoozy Kazoo and Graffiti Games bring us the classic political satire of poor vs rich in this adorable-looking yet serious story of Turnip Boy. Our hero (or menace, depending on who you ask) must undertake a quest to “payback [his] massive debt to Mayor Onion”. However, not all is as it seems as the player will eventually uncover many dark secrets about the leaders of this world in his quest to be free of debt. As we can gather from the trailer, Turnip Boy will overcome many challenges in his journey, such as solving puzzles, challenging corrupt vegetable governments & their lackeys, and committing tax evasion.
The gameplay is very reminiscent of the old Pokémon games, with its retro style and the call to an adventure featuring very prominently in this game; players will most definitely be exploring and backtracking every area of the game to look for ways to progress to the next stage.
The game also offers some heavy combat too (as one would expect a rampant turnip to do); the player will equip a shovel as the main weapon against their foes, but may also pick up or create additional arms to their arsenal such as a Boombloom & the Plant Sword. It also appears that special abilities will be granted to us as we progress through the game, such as dashing, watering, and using flames.
Gameplay and Story for Turnip Boy
Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion offers a single-player experience only, as the player will undertake their quest to dismantle the capitalist state and save their hometown, as well as avoid the repercussions of not paying their taxes. The game’s story mode seems to hint that the plot gets crazier as the player progresses; with Turnip Boy finding hidden conspiracies, ripping up wanted posters and documents on paying taxes, and fighting their way past giant animals and literal corporate pigs. Despite its adorable looking graphics and characters, it most certainly looks like a game of a satirical nature; but that doesn’t mean there’s no room for the good ol’ gut-punching wholesomeness like below.
Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion certainly braves the mixture of adorable bizarreness with the political plot of anti-capitalism, but blends them in a humorous and charming way. Who says you can’t smash the system and look cute whilst doing it? Especially if that cuteness doesn’t come in the form of an animated turnip, going around heroically changing the world around him. The mixture of adventure, combat, puzzle and dialogue are fantastic from what we can see, and we have no doubt that this game will be a satisfying combination of the nostalgia of the retro style and the parody of the world we live in.