Review: Bloo Kid 2 (Nintendo Switch)

After rescuing his girlfriend from the hands of the evil wizard, Bloo Kid and Pink Girl enjoy life with their newborn “Pink Kid”. But then, a whole new adventure starts just out of the bloo.

Pros:

  • 8-bit style graphics.
  • 44.7mb download size.
  • Full touchscreen support.
  • Own in-game achievements.
  • Four save slots.
  • Four difficulties-easy/normal/hard/nightmare.
  • Five worlds to unlock.
  • 12 levels within each world.
  • Six collectibles in each level and is awarded for-speed run/blue stars/stars/hearts/balloon and kill all enemies in the level.
  • Platformer gameplay.
  • Chiptune soundtrack.
  • Checkpoints in level which heals along with saving progress.
  • Actions-jump and double jump. Kill enemies by jumping on their heads.
  • The level timer is shown.
  • Clean UI that has an enemy and star counter along with hearts.
  • Chests have stars/hearts/power-ups within them.
  • A lot of replay value.
  • Great fun to play.
  • Cheap price.
  • Big levels with hidden areas and routes.
  • Tutorial images show in levels.
  • Solid gameplay.
  • Pick up and play.
  • Good fit for handheld play.

Cons:

  • Little gameplay variation.
  • Outside of achievements the game has little hooks to keep you going.
  • No online interactions.
  • The tutorial is basic.
  • Have to unlock the hardest difficulty.

  • 8/10
    Graphics - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Sound - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Accessibility - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Length - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Fun Factor - 8/10
7.8/10

Summary

Bloo Kid 2 pays homage to the 8-bit era of platformer, it follows a lot of what made Mario Mario but it has many little hooks like the six types of tasks to do in each level. Having a clear counter means you know where you stand at all times, the controls are tight and the game plays fantastic. I recommend Bloo Kid 2 to all types of gamers, it has a low skill ceiling and is challenging enough to keep your attention but not too much to infuriates you. A solid all-round game.

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!

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