Alekon Review (Nintendo Switch OLED)

For this Alekon Review, Where we can photograph dozens of whimsical creatures, solving puzzles to get them to strike collectible poses! Then befriend them through unique quests and minigames, from snowflake design to tuning and playing crystal harps, to organizing parties!

Alekon Review Pros:

  • Decent graphics.
  • 1.1GB download size.
  • Comfort settings – camera transition speed slider, a field of view slider, the reticle in cinematics, and vibration.
  • Controls settings – Invert axis and sensitivity sliders, auto end sprint, toggle crouch, hide not yet unlocked tools, and rebind controls.
  • Photography gameplay.
  • Plays very much like Pokémon Snap.
  • Take pictures of fiction which are animals and certain items.
  • Any new shots will say new above the subject’s head.
  • Images are marked on size, center, angle, and visibility.
  • Unlock new poses for fiction.
  • When not on a shoot you can free roam the island.
  • Interact with discovered fiction and throw food at them etc.
  • First-person view.
  • Autosaves regularly.
  • Earn glimmer from photos and use them to unlock new locations and areas.
  • Improved will pop if you do a better capture shot than before.
  • Throw food when on a shoot to have fiction interact differently.
  • The camera has a cool-down to prevent spamming.
  • Hit parts of a level to unlock even more side routes.
  • The game will automatically throw out duplicate and not-as-good images.
  • When you shoot a fiction they get filled in within the hub and you get the proper name of them.
  • You can replay shoots to get different shots, improve or see things you may have missed.
  • Unlock new ways to capture like Zoom.
  • Mini-games galore with games like donut throwing to a rhythm action game.
  • New fiction in your hub will give out optional side quests for Glimmer.
  • Easy concept.
  • Constant tutorials and button prompts.
  • Cool-looking locations.

Alekon Review Cons:

  • Takes a bit of getting used to when shooting, more because of the speed you walk.
  • takes a little while to get all the cool new toys and Gadgets.
  • The hub part has a bit of a slowdown and a sketchy performance.
  • Little replayability.
  • No gyroscope control choices.

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Official website.

Developer: The Alekon Company

Publisher: Forever Entertainment S.A. 

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  • 7/10
    Graphics - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Sound - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Accessibility - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Length - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Fun Factor - 8/10


Alekon is very much spin on the Pokémon Snap franchise. You go on a shoot with no control over the walking, you can only aim your camera and snap animals but in this game, they are called fiction. Over time you get used to the walking speed and unlock new tools to help get better shots. Back in the hub world, you populate it with your fiction and in return, they give out optional side quests and mini-games. You can easily get sucked in as every picture you take gets a score based on how well you did with the angles and the like so it gets to be quite addictive. You earn glimmer from side tasks, mini-games, and image performance and you use this to unlock new locations and areas but you can also unlock new routes in a location if you find the secret trigger point within the current level. I liked the game a lot and once I got used to it all and had a good grasp of the many upgrades I soon fired through fairly quickly. Alekon is a great alternative to the Pokémon Snap games and a brilliant tool to help budding photographers hone their skills.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!