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Mini Review: Pumpkin Jack: New-Gen Edition (PS5) – Halloween Platformer Is Four Hours of PS2 Era Fun

Jack’s back.

Pumpkin Jack is an action platformer that harkens back to simpler times. It released for PlayStation 4 last year, but we foolishly missed out on the fun. Thankfully, we’ve been able to catch up with Jack on PS5 thanks to the New-Gen Edition of the game, which runs at a silky smooth 60 frames-per-second, and features load times that last but a few seconds.

It takes around four hours to blast through Pumpkin Jack and its handful of levels, but it’s a very well made, enjoyable excursion while it lasts. The titular antihero sets off on a mission to doom mankind — a task decreed by the Devil, no less — and what follows is a Halloween-infused adventure that hinges on responsive running, hopping, and jumping, topped off with some basic hack and slash combat.

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