The Next Penelope

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Set in a futuristic Odyssey, "The Next Penelope" is a fast paced action racing game with loud colors, an original story and a challenging risk-reward system.
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Controls/Weapons/Story

  • Set in a futuristic Odyssey, "The Next Penelope" is a fast paced action racing game with loud colors, an original story and a challenging risk-reward system.

  • If you've played a MicroMachines game, you'll feel right at home with the controls! (An alternative control scheme is available for newcomers as well.)

  • Weapons can be mixed and used at any time, but all these abilities cost vital energy, so the player is very powerful and close to death at the same time!

  • As Penelope is looking for Ulysses through the galaxy, the player is free to explore the planets in any order. Each world features unique situations, races, even bosses, and new permanent abilities to enhance Penelope's spaceship.

  • First released as an early access, The Next Penelope has known 6 months of additional development with the help of the community, and has now new features such as local multiplayer (up to 4 friends on the same keyboard!), more solo content, new languages and options ...

Game Details

Platform:
steam
Release Date:
May 29, 2015
Developer:
Aurelien Regard
Publisher:
Plug In Digital
Supported Languages:
English +
Link:
Genres:
Racing
Action

Shoot 'Em Up
Theme:
Female Protagonist
Play Styles:
4 Player Local
Local Multiplayer

Top-Down
Features:
Shared/Split Screen
Steam Achievements

Full controller support

Singleplayer

Multiplayer

Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: Windows 7/8
  • Processor: 1.8 GHZ
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GT/s 4xx or equivalent
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Storage: 500 MB available space

Recommended:

  • OS: Windows 7/8
  • Processor: 2.4 GHZ
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia Geforce 600 series or higher
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Storage: 1 GB available space

Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: Mac OSX 10.10.2
  • Processor: 2.0 GHz Intel
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 512 MB NVidia or ATI graphics card
  • Storage: 500 MB available space
  • Additional Notes: Not recommended for Intel GMA Graphics or Mac Minis or early-generation MacBooks

Recommended:

  • OS: Mac OSX 10.10.2
  • Processor: 2.0 GHz Intel
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 512 MB NVidia or ATI graphics card
  • Storage: 500 MB available space
  • Additional Notes: Not recommended for Intel GMA Graphics or Mac Minis or early-generation MacBooks

Critic Reviews

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Gamestyle

90 / 100
"A showcase of what can be achieved if you have the talent and creativity to take a chance."

Vandal

79 / 100
"The Next Penelope is addictive and original, one of those games you just can't stop playing. An online mode would have made it even better, but it still is a great choice."

Destructoid

90 / 100
"The Next Penelope is a blast to play on PC, and will probably be a massive hit at parties when it arrives on Wii U later this year. It's a shame more old-school racers aren't...
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A warp-tastic adventure, leaving you grinning wider than the Milky Way.

Freddy Lopez
Buckle up, space enthusiasts, because The Next Penelope is not your typical intergalactic joyride—it's a turbo-charged, warp-speed rollercoaster through the cosmos! Picture this: I, the daring space explorer, armed with a futuristic trident (because why not?), zooming past planets at speeds that would make Elon Musk's head spin. Graphics? Oh, they're as stunning as a supernova, and the colors are more vibrant than a nebula rave party. I almost forgot I was in space; I thought I'd stumbled upon the universe's most epic arcade. Now, the controls—let's talk about them. Trying to master them is like attempting to wrangle a hyperactive unicorn. But fear not, intrepid gamers, once you get the hang of it, you'll feel like a cosmic ballet dancer pirouetting through asteroid fields. The storyline? Imagine Homer's Odyssey, but with a space-faring Penelope, determined to reunite with her long-lost Odysseus. Spoiler alert: Odysseus never had to face space pirates or navigate black holes, did he? The soundtrack deserves its own galaxy-sized shoutout. It's the kind of music that makes you feel like you're conquering the cosmos while grooving in zero gravity.
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9% of GameFAQs users said The Next Penelope is Simple or Easy. 45% of GameFAQs users said the difficulty is Just Right. 45% of GameFAQs users said The Next Penelope is Tough or Unforgiving.
Minimum:
  • OS: Windows 7/8
  • Processor: 1.8 GHZ
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GT/s 4xx or equivalent
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Storage: 500 MB available space
Recommended:
  • OS: Windows 7/8
  • Processor: 2.4 GHZ
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia Geforce 600 series or higher
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Storage: 1 GB available space
Minimum:
  • OS: Mac OSX 10.10.2
  • Processor: 2.0 GHz Intel
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 512 MB NVidia or ATI graphics card
  • Storage: 500 MB available space
  • Additional Notes: Not recommended for Intel GMA Graphics or Mac Minis or early-generation MacBooks
Recommended:
  • OS: Mac OSX 10.10.2
  • Processor: 2.0 GHz Intel
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 512 MB NVidia or ATI graphics card
  • Storage: 500 MB available space
  • Additional Notes: Not recommended for Intel GMA Graphics or Mac Minis or early-generation MacBooks
The Next Penelope was released on May 29, 2015
Yes, The Next Penelope supports MacOS.
The Next Penelope is published by Plug In Digital
The Next Penelope was developed by Aurelien Regard
Fanatical users tagged The Next Penelope as Racing, Action, and Shoot 'Em Up
Yes. Fanatical users tagged The Next Penelope as having Local Multiplayer
Yes, Fanatical users tagged The Next Penelope as Racing
Yes, Fanatical users tagged The Next Penelope as Action
Yes, Fanatical users tagged The Next Penelope as Shoot 'Em Up

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