Review: Squareboy vs Bullies: Arena Edition (Nintendo Switch)

For far too long the Bullies have gone unpunished and with no one else to put them in their place, Squareboy finds himself standing up against them to do what is right, not just for himself, but for everyone the Bullies victimised. Will you help Squareboy fight off the Bullies?


  • Chunky pixel graphics.
  • Has its own achievements.
  • 75.8MB Download size.
  • Story and arena game modes.
  • Local co-op supported in story and arena.
  • End of level breakdown showing score, style, and health.
  • Starting tutorial.
  • 2D brawler gameplay.
  • Move list on the pause screen.
  • Supports analog and d-pad.
  • 14 levels.
  • Weapons available to pick up.
  • Shows off how pathetic bullies are.
  • Different enemy types.
  • Nice catalogue of varied moves.
  • Easy to jump into.


  • Very simple and basic.
  • Repetitive.
  • Little variation.
  • Little to no replayability.
  • No leaderboards.
  • Short game.



The Numbers:
  • 7/10
    Graphics - 7/10
  • 6/10
    Sound - 6/10
  • 7/10
    Accessability - 7/10
  • 6/10
    Length - 6/10
  • 6/10
    Fun factor - 6/10


A simple game but a simple game with a powerful message. Bullies never win and its great to see a game tackle the issue. I mean you could say its a bit off that to teach kids about bullies is to beat them up but hey its still got a message. Its a basic streets of rage and is very limited but only takes an hour or so to rinse through. In short its, a very basic game that only lasts a short while and maybe not a must play.

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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