Review: Squidgies Takeover (Nintendo Switch)

Find creative solutions to each level’s puzzles by making the Squidgies swing, fling, float, splat, stretch into tubes, and turn metallic. Some Squidgie powers can be combined together for even more mind-bending puzzle-solving techniques.

Pros:

  • Bright colorful graphics.
  • 1gb download size.
  • Touchscreen support.
  • Control settings-sensitivity/smoothing/speed.
  • Self-playing tutorial level.
  • Online leaderboards.
  • Puzzle gameplay.
  • Stats breakdown.
  • Feats-in game missions for replay value.
  • Play how you want with levels have many solutions and the way in which levels unlock you can do them in any order.
  • Good brain food.
  • Has a Lemmings feel to it.
  • Gameplay-each Squidgee has an ability and you use these to get Squidgees from one end to the other and avoid obstacles.

Cons:

  • Feats don’t pop up when completed so you have to dig in and look if you did it.
  • Takes some getting used to how it all plays out.
  • Not as good with the controller.
  • No help/hints.

  • 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

Squidgies is a puzzle game that after just a few levels feel familiar. I nailed it down to feeling a lot like Lemmings what with both games have characters that have unique abilities and you use these to get your tribe from one way to the other. It’s a lot of fun and I recommend playing with the touch controls as the controller is a cursor and is not as reactive. Feats give the game some replay value but they are just another set of tasks to tick and serve no real purpose and for some reason are buried in menus. Overall it is a solid puzzle 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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