1728 Published Reviews
Dead Z MeatSwitch
If you’re looking for a solidly assembled lightgun style title on Switch you can do a lot worse than this, just don’t expect to be amazed.
This isn’t a game that’s going to get under your skin, but it’s a decent way to pass some time and stretch your brain. Don’t expect too much from it and you’ll find a solid experience that you’re going to enjoy.
With that in mind we’d recommend Dadish to true 2D platformer obsessives as it stands – but if it’s ever on sale it’s certainly well worth unearthing. In any case we’re already looking forward to Dadish 2, arriving next year.
Cards, the Universe and Everything is solidly constructed trading card game that probably won’t poach any players from genre heavyweights like Hearthstone, Gwent, and the Pokemon TCG.
Dashero: Sword and Magic plays by the usual rules, stomping along the same path that plenty of other games have strode down before. It’s fun in small doses, but it doesn’t have the staying power to stick along if you’re looking for something to fill up longer play sessions.
Hide & Dance!Switch
There’s no getting away from the fact that Hide & Dance!, is a simple game deep down, but what it does it does well. For the price this is certainly well worth investigating for casual and hardcore rhythm action game fans.
As it stands, the weirdness that permeates the core idea turns out to be more annoying than endearing. Sure, people need their tofu, we’ve got nothing against that, but as mash-ups go this one misses the mark.
It does everything it can with a fairly limited concept for a reasonable price, and is undeniably fun in short bursts â with its frantic gameplay perfectly suited to multiplayer battles with friends.
There’s a huge range of different experiences within the idle-RPG genre, and Masketeers: Idle Has Fallen sits at the more interactive end. Despite its slightly confusing mask-themed narrative premise, it’s a chunky, arcadey take on the genre that might well keep you entertained even if you’ve never thought of yourself as an idle game fan.
Golf Skies is an entertaining, short blast of golfing silliness. It’s tricky enough to keep you engaged, but doesn’t quite have the score-bettering compulsion of some of its contemporaries. Still, it’s a great way to fill a spare ten minutes.
Umihara Kawase BaZooKa!Switch
Yet that’s not the case at all – it’s a game that should offer an engaging and electrifying arcade style experience, but ends up having all the charm and lasting appeal of a run-down penny slot machine. For the relatively high asking price this really should have been a lot better.
Macbat 64: Journey of a Nice ChapSwitch
What makes this short lifespan easier to accept is the price though. At only £1.79/$1.99 it’s easy to treat Macbat 64 as a fleeting fancy rather than a meaty adventure – and on that level it works superbly.
This is a brilliant, engaging and intelligent use of mobile tech to tell an important story. It’s rich in all the right ways, and will leave you thinking long after you’ve put it down.
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Creatures of Aether pops and fizzes in all the right ways. It’s the perfect card game for those little mobile moments, and it’ll suck you in for hours if you let it. Pick it up, give it a go, and we reckon you’re going to fall in love with it.
Endurance - space actionSwitch
Ultimately Endurance is undoubtedly endearing and is well worth investigating if you’re looking for a sci-fi style dungeon crawler – but all of us should certainly be excited to see what might come next from this developer.
Harry Potter: Puzzles and Spells is a slick, accomplished, perfectly acceptable slice of meaningless entertainment. It ticks all of the right boxes, and you’re going to enjoy the time you spend with it. There’s really nothing more to be said.
Ultimately moon too often hides its often blinding originality behind unclear design and an unnecessarily slow pace. For those with patience this is a game worth investigating – but for most this is a cult classic probably best avoided.
It’s a solid, addictive, and well-made idle-RPG. The pace sometimes feels uneven, with periods of frantic activity punctuated by spells when you’re waiting for something to tap on, but the overall journey is addictive, compelling and fun.
There aren’t many EDM focused rhythm action titles that offer up such tightly designed and satisfying mechanics – so in that regard this is a game that’s well worth investigating if you’re a fan of both genres. For anyone else, take a listen to the trailer above – you’ll soon know if this is an experience you’ll want to dive into.
It is, by and large, a very silly game. But it’s a kind of silliness that’s going to leave you grinning from ear to ear, and with sweaty palms. And you can’t ask much more of a wrestling game than that.
It all results in a game that is enjoyable enough while you’re playing it, but it doesn’t leave a massive or lasting impression. At a discounted price it’s well worth looking into if you’re after a solid arcade racing package – but it doesn’t do quite enough to be a must buy.
PAKO Caravan is original, charming and surprisingly entertaining. There’s so much to like here, and there’s always something to do as well. If you’re looking for a game with a pure heart and a decent level of challenge then this one’s well worth checking out.
The matching itself is a fun enough diversion, and the Tintin trappings are definitely going to appeal to fans of the quiffed journalist. But the entertainment value slowly but surely leaks out of the game as you fail, fail and fail again.
Ultimately however, this consistent – if arguably stubborn – insistence on sticking to a script and getting everything out of it is Manifold Garden’s greatest strength. It’s an impressive piece of work both in terms of its design and aesthetics, and anyone after a puzzle game which looks a little different to most – and one that offers up a solid challenge to boot – should certainly pick it up.