Review:Spooky Ghosts Dot Com (Nintendo Switch)

Spooky Ghosts Dot Com is a small Metroidvania about a ghost hunter named Ruby. One Halloween night a ghost hunting job comes in, but it turns out to not be a regular gig! Explore the haunted mansion, take down some ghosts, battle spooky bosses, and rescue the lost cats!

Pros:

  • Pixel art 8-bit graphics.
  • 54.6mb download size.
  • 3 save slots.
  • Screen shake on/off.
  • Two difficulties-easy and normal. Dictates enemy damage/health and how often health drops for you.
  • Can change difficulty at any time.
  • Controls-jump and shoot.
  • Action-platformer gameplay.
  • Boss encounters.
  • Enemies drop candy (health) and coins.
  • Checkpoints.
  • Light puzzle elements.
  • Halloween atmosphere.
  • Strong platform game along with tight shooting.
  • The old school feels.
  • Easy to get into.
  • Buy items from a shop.
  • Fast loading times.

Cons:

  • No touchscreen.
  • Bad checkpoints.
  • Boss encounters are difficult and long-winded.
  • No tutorial.
  • No replay value.

  • 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

Spooky Ghosts Dot Com is a straight forward action platformer. You go around shooting ghosts and taking on big bosses. The game is no-frills but nails the atmosphere and playability you would hope for. It fits the switch well and level length suits commuting or a quick game here and there. No matter what the game is fun to play even if the boss fights ruin it with difficulty spikes and bad checkpointing. Overall with solid gameplay and few boss issues, Spooky Ghosts Dot Com is worth a look.

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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