Well, we don’t often create news that covers other platforms here at Complete Xbox, but if I see something on the horizon that I’d like to see on consoles someday, I want to write about it. Family and child-friendly titles seem to be lacking in the console catalogue but we do often see PC ports trickling through. Ari Buktu and the Anytime Elevator has officially been announced for Windows PC and whilst there is no firm release date as yet, it is coming soon and can be wishlisted on Steam HERE. After watching the teaser trailer I instantly became intrigued and excited by this one as I love a nice casual puzzle platformer.

What Is Abi Buktu and the Anytime Elevator?

Ari Buktu and the Anytime Elevator is an old-school 2.5D puzzle platformer and a love letter to the cheery bravado of the golden age of action-adventure films. Jump into the shoes of high school student Ari Buktu and venture into the past with his eccentric science teacher Professor Lionel Raventhorpe to meet an eclectic cast of characters and uncover ancient secrets lost to mankind for centuries.

Get ready to immerse yourself in the action-packed world of Ari Buktu and the Anytime Elevator, a thrilling story-driven, cinematic 2.5D puzzle-platformer inspired by the breakneck fun of 80s adventure flicks. Jump into a time-travelling treasure hunt for a magical tiara! In this history-spanning story, you’ll adventure your way through environments packed with wonder (but also peril!) and solve puzzles along the way.

Travel In Time

Professor Lionel Raventhorpe has just finished building an elevator time machine to travel back to important events in the past and retrieve a priceless, magical tiara that has been lost to history. You see, he thinks by offering this to the love of his life, she’ll finally fall for him. A lovesick fool’s errand, but he’s determined to find the tiara at any cost. To pull off this harebrained scheme, he’s going to need a lot of help. That’s where you come in!

You’ll play as Ari Buktu, a high school student with a heart of gold who wants nothing more than to get back home. Climb and explore ancient ruins, solve mystical puzzles and escape near-certain death at the hands of pirates, tomb raiders and endless other threats, punctuated with cutscenes that call back to the visual gags and humour of classic adventure films.

Loads Of Thrills & Surprises On Your Adventure

Through the twists and turns of the plot you’ll pick up new skills and tools on the way! Supplement your running and jumping with wall climbing and grapple hook swinging. Solve puzzles and use parts of the environment to your advantage in your pursuit of the tiara. Every level gives you new challenges to face – one moment you’re breaking into a Mayan princess’s private chambers, and the next you’re on a rollercoaster minecart ride through a crumbling Egyptian temple moments before it caves in! Every challenge completed will unearth clues that point to where the ancient tiara might be hiding in the cracks of history.

With Ari Buktu and the Anytime Elevator you never know WHEN you’ll go next.

Key Features

  • Thilling Cinematic Adventure – Embark on a rip-roaring, feel-good journey inspired by classic blockbuster adventure films
  • Eccentric ensemble cast – Interact with an eccentric and loveable cast including 11 fully voiced characters
  • Nostalgic puzzle platforming – Journey through 13 levels and 6 distinct environments – from freezing tundras to scorching deserts
  • Stunning in-game cutscenes – Feast your eyes on stunning in-game cinematics from the mind of a former Disney producer
  • Unique tools and abilities – Unlock a repertoire of quirky tools to solve mysteries, utilize environmental elements and tackle treacherous terrain

As mentioned above, the game developed by Adventure Works L.L.C is available to wishlist on Steam and I’m hopeful for a console release in the future sometime. But for now, I’ll hype myself up for the PC launch in the near future.


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