Roniu’s Tale Review (Nintendo Switch OLED)

For this Roniu’s Tale Review, we polish those magic and thinking skills, because there’s no turning back! Help Roniu find his way through a death-defying dungeon and take down a plague of enemies hellbent on keeping him there. Watch your step, you’re no longer on the stable ground! Inspired by games like Solomon’s Key and Adventures of Lolo, Roniu’s Tale is a head-scratching top-down puzzler with action elements. Each level is designed to have one or more paths but beware: each move Roniu takes will cause the tiles to crumble as he passes. You’ll need to watch your step to search for the orbs and keys you need to escape, danger lurks at every turn!

Roniu’s Tale Review Pros:

  • Beautiful 8-bit graphics.
  • 52.9MB download size.
  • Four game borders including two versions of an old-school TV set.
  • Game manual acts as a tutorial.
  • Puzzle gameplay.
  • Password save system.
  • NES presentation and feel.
  • Available to buy for the NES console.
  • In-game cutscenes.
  • You move around the level and each tile you use disappears and you have to plan your route and get to the exit.
  • Top-down perspective.
  • You get three lives then it’s a game over.
  • Limbo, Lava, Jungle & Cross-dimensional levels.
  • Work your way through the dungeon levels.
  • Nearly 50 levels to unlock.
  • You can use the stick or d-pad for movement.

Roniu’s Tale Review Cons:

  • The controls feel a bit loose with movement.
  • No actual tutorials.
  • Very difficult.
  • It takes a bit of getting used to.
  • No replay value.
  • Doesn’t have any game settings.
  • You cannot increase the size of the game screen.
  • No mod Cons like quick save or rewind.

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Roniu’s Tale:

Official website.

Developer: Mega Cat Studios, Inc.

Publisher: 8-Bit Legit 

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  • 7/10
    Graphics - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Sound - 7/10
  • 6/10
    Accessibility - 6/10
  • 7/10
    Length - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Fun Factor - 8/10

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!