Ducklife 4 is more far more complex than you’d expect from the title. In fact, it’s a whole series of mini-games rolled into one. Players of the earlier games in this series will know how this goes: you have a duck. This particular duck has several stats that show just how good it is at different activities. Your goal? Train your duck until it’s good enough to take on the best.
Ducklife 4 takes this premise a bit further. You can now have multiple ducks and purchase accessories like hats and haircuts for them. New ducks constantly show up to challenge you, so there’s no danger of running out of things to do. Your duck has 5 things to be good at.
The graphics aren’t much to talk about. They’re clean, crisp and minimal, devoid of much texture or effects. It isn’t much of a detriment to the gameplay: once the minigames start speeding up you barely notice anything. The ducks have bare-bones but quite functional animations that fit well with the art style. All in all, the graphics do their job and no more. The music is quite accomplished, with a quite distinct theme song backed up by several other unobtrusive tracks.
The final word: if you’ve got some time on your hands, check this out. You won’t get far in a minute, so bewarned – this is something to play and enjoy until your duck is as good as it can be. It’s also polished and pretty addictive. I give it 7 out of 10. If you like the idea of a persistent game that you can return to time and time again, try your hand at ducklife. You’ll like it.