Neopets Petpet Plunge is a game where you play as a Maraquan Petpet, diving down under the ocean to find various treasures! In Petpet Plunge, you only use your mouse, making this game much easier to coordinate. If you’re used to being confused with popular but difficult games, have no fear! Petpet Plunge is very relaxing to play.
As previously mentioned, Petpet Plunge has very simple controls- you only need a mouse! In order to move your Petpet, left-click, hold, and drag your cursor in whatever direction you want to move. The further you drag the gold arrow , the faster your Petpet will go. Make sure that you know how fast the character will go before you drag the arrow! The arrow size determines how far your Petpet will go – a small arrow equals a small plunge, and a larger arrow will take your Petpet further. It may not be the easiest to judge at first, but once you start playing, you’ll get used to it.
Also remember that you only get 4 moves per level, so try to conserve them if you can!
Eventually, small whirlpools will appear. Don’t avoid these! The whirlpools are essentially portals to new areas, and in this case, bonus levels. You have one move to collect a bunch of items in the bonus levels, so plan accordingly. Don’t get frustrated if you can’t complete them perfectly.
Now that you’ve familiarized yourselves with the controls, it’s time to learn about the items you will need to collect! Keep in mind that some of the “obstacles” can also serve as benefits, based on where they’re placed. Use your own judgement! An interesting aspect of the items is that they are not complicated at all, so remembering what each one does isn’t necessary except for on a basic level. This is a great game to play if you just want to relax.
These shells are necessary to collect. Missing only one will warrant a quick Game Over! There will likely be many on the screen, scattered over a large area.
Along with the shells, there are also speed boosts and bonuses that you can pick up! These are also necessary to collect, with the exception of the clamshell. However, just because the clamshell isn’t necessary, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t get it! It’s probably the most useful item, granting you an extra move.
Didn’t think it would be that easy, did you? Unfortunately, there are also obstacles to avoid. The following are bumper bubbles, which allow you to bounce off of them. (Note: Even though these are categorized as “obstacles”, they can also be used to your benefit in some situations. Don’t avoid them unless you know you have to!)
Along with the bubbles, there are also “enemy” Petpets who attempt to make you stray from your goal. These pets should be avoided! However, don’t worry if you accidentally hit one. You won’t lose a shot, but you will be redirected from your target.
In certain cases, these Petpets will offer benefits, but not always. Just assess your situation.
|Arkmite||Appears in levels six, ten and twelve.|
|Ghoti||Appears in levels seven and eleven.|
|Darpinch||Only appears in level nine.|
Petpet Plunge Cheats and Tips
- Use plans to map out your moves! You can hold something to use as a straight edge (e.g. paper, hand, pencil) up to the screen in order to better calculate the direction that your shots will need to go.
- Don’t worry if you can’t finish the level in one move! It’s not very easy to do, and is the reason why multiple lives are allowed. Just try again and don’t get frustrated!
- The water effects certainly look cool, but will probably slow down your game unless your internet is quite good. I would recommend turning them off.
- Although this game will get frustrating after a while, don’t give up! It’s not time-based, so spend some time working out where you need to go and how the environment will react to your shots.