It’s delightful in a salad and incredible on toast, but if you truly want the best avocado experience, try the groundbreaking adventure Avo!.
The story – a caper about baddies trying to steal science whiz Billie’s outlandish inventions – unfolds in short scenes. During each episode, you control Avo, a bipedal avocado who toddles alongside the live-action characters by following the dotted line you draw with your finger. It’s a sight to behold – and a real technical achievement.
Mostly this involves getting Avo from point A to B without running into trouble, but the game encourages experimentation. Stray off the path and be rewarded with fun little asides, like having Avo bust a move to the radio or dip himself in shiny gold paint for a fetching new look. You can also tweak Avo’s style by collecting and spending beans. What’s an avocado without a bowler hat and disco glasses?
Avo!’s brought to life with great acting and surprisingly smooth tech. It truly looks and feels like our hero is interacting with the real world – and with an optional augmented reality mode, you can warp the friendly fruit right onto your desk.
Remarkably polished and suitable for gamers of all ages, Avo! is a bold (and nutritious) step into a new mixed-reality frontier.