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Gaming On A Projector: Review of Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands

Tiny Tina's Wonderland with BenQ TK700 projector
Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands is available across all platforms.

Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands is an epic semi-open world Action-Adventure game that can be played co-op, multiplayer, or single-player. The game was developed by Gearbox Software and published by 2K and was released on March 24, 2022. Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands is available across all platforms. That means you can enjoy Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands if you own a PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, or PC. You will need to purchase Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands: Next-Level Edition for $69.99 or Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands: Chaotic Great Edition for $79.99 to match up with the new-gen optimizations for the PlayStation and Xbox. Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands: Standard Edition can be had for only $59.99 if you game from a Microsoft Windows-based computer, a PS4, or Xbox One. You will also need to have an Epic Games or Steam (coming soon) account if gaming from a PC.

I paired Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands with the BenQ TK700 4K Short-Throw Console Gaming Projector for this gaming on a projector article. The projector is on loan to Projector Reviews to write these gaming articles. I projected it onto my110-inch Screen Innovations (SI) Solo Pro 2 Unity AT Pure White 1.3 gain screen. If you want to learn more about the TK700, check out my full review of the BenQ TK700 4K Short-Throw Console Gaming Projector by clicking here.

The BenQ TK700 is a 4K lamp-based gaming projector designed for competition console gaming. The TK700’s lamp light source brightness is rated at 3,200 ANSI lumens. The TK700 has BenQ’s Black Detail Enhancement. With BenQ’s Black Detail Enhancement, the gamer can detect and react faster to approaching dangers by quickly mapping out details in the dark. The TK700 refines its projected image to help disclose movements and details in dark scenes.

The TK700 has a preset FPS gaming mode with audio, visual, and optimized latency settings for fast-paced games like Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands. BenQ states the TK700 has True 4K UHD graphics with a speedy 16.67ms input lag at 60Hz and 4.16ms input lag at 240Hz when set to display 1080p. The TK700 has a 1.3x zoom lens and produces a 150-inch image at 12.03 feet from the projection surface. As you can see, the TK700 has the specifications perfect for a game like Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands.

While this is not a full review of the game, I want to provide you with my initial impressions of the game and how well it did or did not play while using a gaming projector. Of course, I could go on for pages and pages about all the details of the game, especially since your character can be indefinitely customized as you level up.

Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands is a first-person looter shooter game in every sense of the term. The game is loaded with so much whimsical mayhem that you could run around for hours, days, weeks, and months laughing at the dialogue as you hack and slash your way through the game. Take a moment and listen to the smack-talking skeletons; they are hilarious. You embark on an epic adventure to stop the tyrannical Dragon Lord. Your hero is fully customizable down to your hero’s weaponry, clothing, and colors. A gamer will not get easily bored because you refine your build and expand your ever-changing arsenal as you level up.

Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands is packed with some outstanding actors. The Dragon Lord is voiced by Will Arnett, Frette the robot is voiced by Wanda Sykes, and Captain Valentine is voiced by Andy Samberg. I found myself frequently laughing as they all have entertaining dialogues. Gearbox Software and 2K spared no expense on getting the voice actors needed to bring Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands to a level expected of them.

The last character I would like to mention is Her Royal Highness Queen Butt Stallion. Yes, you read that correctly, this character’s name is Butt Stallion. Queen Butt Stallion is an “enchanted diamond Binicorn.” Yes, she is a unicorn, but with two horns, I am telling you, this game is full of mystical madness.

The gameplay is hilarious and ridiculous in the most fun way you can imagine. Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands has a Dungeon and Dragons (D&D) vibe. In fact, Tiny Tina calls her unpredictable fantasy world game, Bonkers, and Badasses (B&B), and she is the Dungeon Master, or shall I say, the Bonker Master.

The experience of playing a game like Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands is fantastic. I felt fully immersed in the game as I played, thanks to the 110-inch image I projected onto. I even played Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands on a split screen which supports up to 4 players. It should be noted that only PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S users will be able to make use of the 4-player split-screen. Gaming on a projector with a big screen really proved its worth once we started multiplayer gaming sessions. Splitting the screen was no big deal; we all still had a considerable portion of the screen to game on, unlike splitting the screen on your standard-sized TV or gaming monitor.

Tiny Tina’s Wonderland is bright and colorful one minute and then dark and shadowy the next minute. There are even portions of the game where you have darkness and brightness all in the same scene. So having a gaming projector with an HDR game mode is helpful, especially since Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands is a 4K HDR game.

We cannot forget about the sound quality of Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands when played through a gaming projector. So naturally, you will want to have a decent audio system for this game. This is because there are so many sounds and audio indicators built into Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands. I utilized the BenQ TK700 projector, which has a decent built-in audio system using a single 5-watt speaker. However, attach your projector to an audio system if you want an even bigger sound and some extra bass. Many projectors allow users to connect them to an AV Receiver via eARC/ARC HDMI ports which will take full advantage of Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands’ high-quality sound that comes at you from every direction.

I will leave you with this. Gaming on a projector with a game like Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands is a blast! You cannot duplicate the gaming experience of a projector projecting onto a massive screen if you use a TV or gaming monitor. Play Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands with two to four players playing on a split screen utilizing a TV. Then, try it again with a gaming projector and a 100-inch or bigger projector screen.

I can almost guarantee you will prefer the bigger screen, especially if you have access to a high lumen, color-accurate HDR projector. Brilliant big-screen HDR gaming images delivered with perfectly balanced color saturation and brightness were what I experienced when I combined Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands with BenQ’s TK700 4K Short-Throw Console Gaming Projector.