The Parasite Pack is a double-headed beast of a release from Dundee’s Lowtek Games and console specialist Ratalaika Games, which brings two of the studio’s most fabulous titles to console for the first time…
The Parasite Pack features Flea and Tapeworm Disco Puzzle for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Microsoft Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and Nintendo Switch, for a pocket-pleasing £5.99 ($7.99 / €7.99).
While Lowtek is based in Dundee, Scotland, the studio worked with developers around the world to create FLEA! and Tapeworm Disco Puzzle, pulling in expertise from as far away as Brazil. Ratalaika Games ensured an experienced team worked upon the creation of The Parasite Pack to ensure both games are true to their original vision and can be enjoyed by players of all ages.
Tapeworm Disco Puzzle (PS4/5/XB1/Switch)
The game is described as a grid-based puzzle game, which combines elements of Snake and Lolo. Because why would you not…?
The high strangeness doesn’t stop there. You take the role of a tapeworm , who owns a night club and who lives inside a cassette tape. Still with me?
In each level players have to solve different puzzles and meet different challenges like avoiding enemies, helping your friend Flea to collect blood and not die, collect all of the musical notes, activate switches, open doors, and help the beautiful Fleada (a catwalk model), get to the gig on time.
Flea is a challenging 2D platformer with an intriguing back story. You play as Henry the hyperactive flea who just can’t stop jumping! Navigate the beasts and collect blood to get to the heart of the problems. These fleas are of course intelligent and have created a convenient network of bendy straws to help you navigate.
Henry must come to terms with his hyperactivity while avoiding thumb tacks and collecting blood for the refu-fleas (not our pun, we assure you – SGN).
- Explore 80 levels
- Meet weird characters
- Discover secrets
Every dog has a different theme and soundtrack, with new abilities and enemies making appearances in later levels. There are a bunch of other parasites you will meet on your journey from friendly fleas, to ticks, mosquitos and tapeworms.
Ally Low, the founder of LowTek told the Scottish Games Network:
It’s about the gameplay. Games really don’t need to have cutting edge graphics to be fun to play. The graphics were also originally built for 8-bit hardware so have the authentic feel. The idea of bringing the games to modern consoles was so that many more people could play and experience the game in its original setting. Flea and tapeworm take place in the same universe with characters appearing in both games.
It’s cute and fun and we know you’re all itching to give it a go!
Purchase The Parasite Pack
You can find the Parasite Pack available to download to the console of your choice now.