Bread & Fred Review (Nintendo Switch OLED)

For this Bread & Fred Review, we play a challenging co-op platformer from Apogee where two players must cooperate to jump and climb to the top of a snowy mountain. Play as both Bread and Fred in their exasperating and sometimes maddening climb that requires precision with every jump. Each time you land you’ll be closer to the peak and one step closer to mastering the platforming, but your fall down the mountain will be even farther.

Bread & Fred Review Pros:

  • Nice pixel art graphics.
  • 406MB Download size.
  • Own in-game achievements.
  • Supports using two Joycons for local play.
  • Graphics settings – turn snowflakes on and off.
  • Colorblind mode option.
  • 3 save slots.
  • Two ways to play – Single-player and multiplayer.
  • Assist options – checkpoints, pull rope beater grab, and infinite jumps.
  • Multiplayer is a local co-op, host online, and join online.
  • Puzzle platformer gameplay.
  • The goal of the game is to get up the mountain. In Single Player, it’s you and rock, and in Co-op, it’s you and your partner.
  • Use momentum and physics to overcome the obstacles.
  • Play how you want.
  • Brief tutorial interactions with people and then you unlock a manual to consult later.
  • Chilled soundtrack.
  • Simple controls.
  • The checkpoints option is really helpful as you can (either player) plant a flag so if you fall or want to retry an area you get put back at the flag.
  • You are armed with emotes.
  • Uses it’s own version of a language.
  • A save is not tied to single-player or multiplayer, you can use it how you want.
  • Has the same gameplay feel as that Get Over It game with the hammer and a bowl.
  • Actions wise you can throw the rock, do a charged throw, anchor yourself, and pull the rock to you.
  • Save and exit option.
  • A good friendship test.
  • The counter shows how high you have climbed.
  • A speed run option.
  • You can change the front menu image with options down the bottom.
  • In-game character interactions can be fast-forwarded or skipped entirely.
  • Fully animated backdrops.
  • You can change the music that is playing.
  • In Single Player, it’s just you and a stone to use as a buddy.
  • Much more fun and engaging in multiplayer.
  • A progress bar is shown at all times that documents how far you have traveled in meters.

Bread & Fred Review Cons:

  • In Single Player, you don’t get to pick which character you play as.
  • Big learning curve.
  • Takes a while to get going.
  • The tutorial at the start is not ideal and you can easily miss information.
  • No touchscreen support.
  • Online play is code-based so you can’t join random people’s games or send invites.
  • The game doesn’t support local play where both people have a switch and a copy of the game.

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Bread & Fred:

Official website.

Developer: Sandcastle Studio

Publisher: Apogee Entertainment

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  • 8/10
    Graphics - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Sound - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Accessibility - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Length - 8/10
  • 9/10
    Fun Factor - 9/10

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!