Review: Seaking Hunter (Nintendo Switch)

Players will take on huge sea monsters that are rampant in various places, earn rewards, get special armor with the rewards they have, and take on even stronger UMA.

Pros:

  • Cartoon graphics.
  • 203mb download size.
  • Arena shooter gameplay.
  • Opening tutorial fight.
  • World map level select.
  • Levels have a 1-7 difficulty rating.
  • Two-player local co-op support.
  • More fun in co-op.
  • The best playtime is shown on each level.
  • Coins- earned from playing and used to buy health/upgrade stats/unlock characters and you pay to enter levels.
  • Can replay levels.
  • The end of the level screen has shortcuts to map and upgrades.
  • It feels and plays like a boss rush game.
  • Difficult.
  • Enemy health bar shows.
  • 3 shot types-autofire/bomb and special shot that charges over time.
  • Each character has unique features and stats.
  • Bosses can spawn many different types of enemies that shoot back or are shielded.
  • Straightforward controls.
  • Perfect for a quick game.
  • A game suited to commutes.

Cons:

  • No touchscreen support.
  • Not fullscreen.
  • Controls are awkward in terms of you don’t just aim your shot, your whole body moves so placement is a pain.
  • No control options.
  • Difficult.
  • The world map is not nice to navigate.
  • Paying to regain health is not cool.
  • Little variation.
  • No online leaderboards.
  • I can’t see your special shot charge rate.

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

Summary

Sea King Hunter is very much a boss rush game, the controls are simple but fiddly and take time to get to grips with. It’s fun enough taking on the many varied bosses and their minions but again the movement is not that fluid and every encounter feels like you are just looking for the spot in the arena to cheese the fight. Upgrades make a difference but paying for health and how small the reward of coins is, progress is slow. Fights are over in around 5 to 10 minutes so it is very much a commuting game or I have a spare five minutes why not kind of game. Keep it casual and you will be just fine in solo, Co-op, however, is a lot more fun and suited to the big screen.

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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