Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion is one of those crazy games that you just never see coming. It’s all about a Turnip who happens to have committed tax fraud, leading to them being evicted from their home. Now they need to go on a huge quest to pay off their debt to Mayor Onion. Along the way you’ll be growing tools to help you in your journey, such as swords and bombs, take on some epic boss fights, and navigate the eccentric vegetables and fruits of this world.
While this game might sound a little bit insane, it actually looks like a charming Zelda-like that will deliver on both gameplay and story. The visuals are extremely similar to my favourite Zelda game of all time, The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap, which makes this an automatic win for me.
I love how all fruit and vegetables have been brought to life, even given little jobs around this town where they live. I also think that it’s pretty great how we’ll be picking up weapons by growing them from seeds or nuts. It’s a really unique take on the adventure game genre, made even more so by the similarities it shares with the Zelda game franchise.
Weirdly, or maybe not so weirdly, one of the game’s core collectibles are tax documents. As you explore the world, and conquer dungeons, you’ll come across dozens of tax documents. You need to rip these up, I would think for both character consistency, and because taxes are stupid. The game’s ending will actually change based on how much tax evasion you commit, and how effectively you commit it, so pay attention to the documents you find, and destroy them all.
Finally, the game boasts a deep history, which will explain how it all came to be. I can’t wait to see how all of that is explained. Normally in games like this I’m quite happy to suspend my beliefs and just accept that this world exists as it does, but here we’re actually going to be getting an in-depth, lore-filled, world that has a coherent place in the universe.