Review: Swim Out (Nintendo Switch)

Dive into the relaxing and refreshing atmosphere of Swim Out, a strategic, turn-based puzzle game, that will transport you to a sunny day by a swimming pool, river or sea. Plan each of your strokes wisely and be sure to never cross another swimmer’s path if you want to peacefully enjoy the sea view on a cosy chaise longue.

Pros:

  • Lovely artsy graphics.
  • 109MB Download size.
  • Puzzle gameplay.
  • Simple controls.
  • Ongoing tutorial as you unlock new mechanics.
  • Can replay levels.
  • Seven acts with over 100 total levels.
  • Touchscreen support.
  • Instant restart button.
  • Devilishly difficult.
  • Excellent brain teaser.
  • Easy to get into.
  • Addictive.
  • Just one more go mentality.
  • Quick loading times.
  • Can skip levels without penalty.
  • Powerups/items in the game.
  • Control different swimmers with different abilities.

Cons:

  • You have to work out what the game is telling you.
  • No leaderboards.
  • Lacks hints/tips button.
  • Difficult.

The Numbers:
  • 8/10
    Graphics - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Sound - 7/10
  • 9/10
    Accessability - 9/10
  • 8/10
    Length - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Fun Factor - 8/10
8/10

Summary

A solid timewaster with excellent puzzles and lovely art style. You will lose many hours to this game and enjoy every minute, Perfect fit for the Nintendo Switch.

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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