It’s sometimes difficult doing outdoor work on your own, but in Ollie & Bollie: Outdoor Estate, you have a fun friend to help you out!
It’s all in a day’s work, and on this big plot of land, there are quite a few different chores that you need to do. Each of these various chores are delivered to you on a bit of paper mailed to you — despite there not actually being a house for the mailbox, but that’s beyond the point. Ollie & Bollie are each dripping with personality and it makes for simplistic fun, as with most of the Sokpop Collection.
I played in single-player mode, so my second player was an AI, but you could play local two-player. In single-player, the second character is always eager to help, whether that’s holding a bit of paper out for me to read, allowing me to jump on their shoulders to grab something high, or rushing forward to collect a fallen apple I might need. It’s like having an eager younger sibling, just waiting for your direction before they help you.
That’s the charm of Ollie & Bollie: Outdoor Estate — the game feels like a nice, relaxing and funny time with a friend, where you are both doing tasks that you can switch about or change if you get bored with, or just can’t figure them out. There is no timer, there is no pressing need or else the world will explode; the game is relaxing and enjoyable as you toy around with planting trees or chopping them down.
Ollie & Bollie is a simplistic game with some joyful charm that can be played around with for a few minutes, taking you into a carefree world where you always have a friend to help you along the way.
You can purchase Ollie & Bollie: Outdoor Estate on itch.io. This game was a part of the Racial Justice and Equality.