PikGem is a colorful and highly addicting arcade-adventure where your objective is to control your humorous character, Gulpy, on his quest to collect gems. When Gulpy successfully collects all the gems on a level, you will be able to help teleport your little friend to other levels within the accessible worlds. All in all, you must help guide Gulpy through sixty levels, including bonus levels, in four unique environments from Tropical Islands to Space.
If collecting gems sounds like an easy task you are in for a surprise. As the game progresses you are confronted with levels of increasing difficulty. There are numerous monsters to avoid such as ghosts, robots, stalker and crazy-monsters! And that's just the beginning; you also need to avoid falling into oblivion, avoid tricky traps such as canons, lasers, turrets and explosives. Thankfully, your Gulpy character is not helpless. To his aid are multiple power-ups and other features such as the ability to shoot enemies to either stun or destroy them completely. Another neat feature is the ability to literally kick an enemy standing in your path. You also have the option of jumping over obstacles and opponents, and to top it all off, a highly humorous ability to take control of Gulpy in vehicles such as rocket ships and skates!
The gems available for collecting in PikGem are many and varied. Some make you invulnerable for a short period of time; some provide extra ammunition, while others give you additional lives or random bonuses. Among fan favorites are the running shoes that increases your speed and the fireworks destroying all enemies within range! PikGem is fun, absorbing and highly addicting with its easy and intuitive controls. The game features a high-score table, automatic saving of your progress, and a multitude of other options such as custom audio settings and display settings.