New PS4 Dynamic Theme by Truant Pixel Is their Weirdest (But it’s Actually Quite Cool)

on April 10, 2016 12:18 PM

The prolific indie team at Truant Pixel is known for atmospheric and spectacular PS4 dynamic themes that make full use of the tools provided by Sony, but this time around they went down the weird path.

Their new theme “Tamago Panic (Make Me Eggs!)” is made with a very simple art style, showing a stylized lady making eggs and bacon. At first sight it might almost seem one of those super-simple and overpriced themes you find all over the PlayStation Network.

But there’s more to it. Besides the fact that the eggs on the frying pan actually cook over time, the combination of the catchy music, the lady herself appearing with random expressions and dancing with the rhythm on the upper screen, and the chibi version periodically rolling over the screen make the whole theme quite charming in a strange way.

It reminds me a lot of those super-catchy animated music videos on Youtube, or that awesome little gem that is Rhythm Heaven Fever for Wii.

You can find it on the PlayStation Store for $1.99.

In any case, you can see it below and judge for yourself thanks to a few screenshots, a video directly from Truant Pixel and one from my PS4 to show you how it looks with actual game tiles. And yes, if you’re wondering, my first tile is exactly what you think it is. Feel free to envy me.

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.