One Hand Clapping from HandyGames and Bad Dream Games is a vocal 2D platformer in which you solve puzzles by humming or singing into your microphone. Check our One Hand Clapping review!
One Hand Clapping from HandyGames and Bad Dream Games is a vocal 2D platformer in which you solve puzzles by humming or singing into your microphone. The game tells you right from the start that to play and maximize your experience, you should have a headset, a microphone and be ready to use your voice. Since I played this PlayStation 4 game on my PlayStation 5, I could have just used the microphone from my DualSense controller, but I decided to go all in and use the Pulse 3D headset, and I have to say that if you have it, then definitely use it to play One Hand Clapping since you’re going to have a blast!
You’ll move your character with the left analog stick, jumping with the X button. You’ll be using your voice during your time with One Hand Clapping as you hum or sing along to solve puzzles. Before you do this, you should definitely go into the settings menu so that you can calibrate the microphone’s sensitivity, as well as check the range calibration segment so that you can adjust things accordingly based on your voice range and microphone capabilities.
To give you an idea of what to expect puzzle-wise, allow me to discuss a few of the uses you’ll have for your voice, as to not spoil the entire journey. Early on, you’ll learn that your voice has the power to energize light sources, which will be useful since there seems to be a bunch of shadows walking around the city! You’ll also be able to use your voice to energize other contraptions, but it will also be very useful for making boxes levitate so that you can reach a higher platform. Your voice can also be used to lower or raise platforms based on your pitch! Or you could, you know, create platforms that will form based on how you sing.
Trophy-wise, you’ll be happy to hear that One Hand Clapping has a full trophy list with a Platinum trophy for you to add to your collection. The list includes 12 Bronze trophies, 11 Silver trophies, and 5 Gold trophies. You’ll unlock several trophies as you progress through the game, and two trophies require that you hug one character for 15 seconds and that you stand on top of one area, looking out onto the horizon for 15 seconds. The other trophies will require that you get good at the game since you’ll have to complete some audio sequences without any errors and others with a high grade of accuracy. It’s not going to be an easy list to complete, but at least there’s both a chapter select option, as well as the option of picking from specific checkpoints within each one.
One Hand Clapping is a charming and colorful 2D puzzle platformer in which you’ll have to sing or hum your way through a variety of situations for which you’ll have to match the right pitch to be able to continue. I suggest having some water at hand so that you can take a sip every now and then because the further you progress through the game, the bigger a workout your vocal cords will get. Each level will introduce a new way for you to use your voice to solve a puzzle here and there, keeping things feeling fresh. And if you’re ever stuck, the game does offer the option of auto-solving any puzzle that is giving you trouble so that you can carry on until the end. One Hand Clapping is out on PlayStation 4 with a $14.99 price, and it’s definitely one you should check out!
This One Hand Clapping review is based on a PlayStation 4 copy provided by HandyGames.