Review: Blue Rider (Nintendo Switch)

A dynamic arcade-like game where it’s you against anything that moves. The Nintendo Switch version contains new and exclusive features. Power up your weapons, shoot down enemies and face huge & challenging boss encounters.


  • Bright cheerful cartoon graphics.
  • 773MB download size.
  • Shoot em up gameplay.
  • Online Leaderboards.
  • Simple controls.
  • The camera can be controlled with the right stick.
  • Find hidden Helix caches for bonus score.
  • You get two attacks, Guns and missiles.
  • Pick up/earn new gun attacks like spread firing.
  • Good arcade fun.
  • Adjustable difficulty settings
  • Full score breakdown when you finish a level.
  • Big boss fights.
  • Can find and have a buddy with you that aids you.
  • Nine stages.
  • Big areas to navigate with open areas and windy little corridors throughout.
  • Very much a pick p and play.
  • Roguelike in that you get one life to finish a level otherwise game over and the score doesn’t count.
  • Your top score shows on the main screen.
  • Level select for when you finish levels.
  • Supports Joycon, Pro controller and Handheld.


  • No score breakdown if you die.
  • Camera movement is quite dis orientating.
  • No tutorial.
  • Little replayability.
  • Levels start to feel the same.


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


Blue Rider is on Nintendo Switch and it is bringing the changes! Now you can finally adjust the difficulty settings and online leaderboards are in making it an ideal score chaser. For me, Blue Rider has always been an approachable easy to learn shooter and now with these added extras, balances and portability I can say this is the definitive version of the 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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