Review: Hotline Miami Collection (Nintendo Switch)

Hotline Miami Collection

Hotline Miami Collection contains both legendary games in the neon-soaked, brutally-challenging Hotline Miami series from Dennaton Games.

Pros:

  • Pixel art graphics.
  • 854mb download size.
  • The Hotline Miami Collection contains Hotline Miami and Hotline Miami 2 Wrong Number.
  • VHS style UI.
  • Tutorials in each game.
  • Exit either game to go back to the main game selection screen.
  • Touchscreen support for game selection and moving the map around in both games.
  • Very very violent.
  • A top-down shooter with almost puzzle-like element gameplay.
  • Joycon support that allows you to play using your Joycon like motion controls.
  • Hotline Miami Collection runs really well.
  • Pulse-pounding head-nodding soundtrack.
  • Game is best played with headphones.
  • A lot of replayability.
  • Instant restarts.
  • Finish moves.
  • Pick up weapons in-game.
  • Twin stick controls.
  • Break down doors/walls.
  • Hotline Miami Collection is difficult.
  • Hotline Miami 2-sexual violence on/off.
  •  Both games have online leaderboards.
  • Hotline Miami 2-can rebind controls.

Hotline Miami Collection

Cons:

  • Difficult.
  • Can’t change controls in Hotline Miami.
  • Prompts for motion controls show even if you are not using them.
  • The touchscreen is just camera control basically.
  • No added bonuses or extras.

Hotline Miami Collection

  • 9/10
    Graphics - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Sound - 9/10
  • 8/10
    Accessibility - 8/10
  • 9/10
    Length - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Fun Factor - 9/10
8.8/10

Summary

Hotline Miami may well have been around the block several times over but having it once more on the Nintendo Switch still feels naughty. Only a few years ago Nintendo would never allow such a game on their platform but look at it now! In terms of performance Hotline, Miami plays every bit as well as it did the first time around. Yes its a difficult game and bring even the hardest gamer to their knees but it’s so much bloody fun. Pick up any gun or weapon and go nuts! All to the soundtrack that is every bit of visceral as it is fitting. Prepare to die over and over but no that despite the lack of any real extras, Hotline Miami is still so much fun!

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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