Super Hiking League DX Review (Nintendo Switch)

Super Hiking League provides tight jump-rope-bend-swing-win gameplay with beautiful 8-bit+ graphics and a top-notch soundtrack. Climb to the top and save the world on many different levels. Welcome to our Super Hiking League DX Review.

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Super Hiking League DX Review Pros:

  • Decent pixel art graphics.
  • 244MB download size.
  • Six screen shaders – Crisp, CRT, 5xBA, Vintage (Gameboy Green), Virtual (Virtual Boy), and Grandpa (Black and white).
  • Screen curvature setting for the filters.
  • Camera shake – on/off.
  • How to play is the tutorial.
  • The goal of the game is to get to the top and claim the magic Gem.
  • Simple controls.
  • Four game modes – Arcade, Versus, Race, and Time Attack.
  • 3 save slots.
  • Two arcade difficulties – Normal and Beginner.
  • Five race and versus difficulties – Beginner, casual, normal, hiker, and master.
  • Three rope modes – Automatic, Mixed, and Advanced.
  • In-game cutscenes.
  • The game is a case of jumping and grabbing hooks with your rope and racing against someone to the top.
  • You can attack.
  • Levels are split into short, medium, and long sets.
  • Dozen or so locations with unique obstacles.
  • Hub area you traverse to enter levels.
  • Time your rope jumps to do a higher better jump.
  • The screen is split in two with the progress of each racer in the middle, you can enter each screen.
  • Races are on a best of three.
  • A lot of fun to play.
  • Needs to be an E-Sport.
  • Fast loading times.
  • Really nice presentation.
  • It feels retro but plays like a modern game.
  • Grab the gem by jumping on it or by using your rope tool.
  • Advanced rope control allows you to get a better jump but is harder to pull off.
  • Eight characters to unlock each a unique color palette and vehicle.
  • Autosaves regularly.
  • Local Multiplayer for two players.
  • The levels get quite devious.
  • Time attack shows your buttons pressed, local leaderboard, and current timer.
  • In a time attack, you have Hike master or local ghost options along with the ability to watch replays.

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Super Hiking League DX Review Cons:

  • Cannot change bindings.
  • Can’t skip cutscenes.
  • Just throws you in.
  • Some of the filters add a disorientating blur or make seeing obstacles hard.
  • No online racing.
  • Huge knockbacks when getting hit.
  • Doesn’t have leaderboards.
  • The campaign is with just one character.
  • The tutorial is just a short little animated clip.

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Super Hiking League DX:

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Developer: Bitink Studios 

Publisher: QUByte Interactive

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  • 7/10
    Graphics - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Sound - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Accessibility - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Length - 7/10
  • 9/10
    Fun Factor - 9/10
7.6/10

Summary

Race to the top of the mountain and beat your opponent to grab the gem! That’s your sole goal in Super Hiking League DX. A Colourful game is full of crazy antics and clever level design. Armed with a bat and a rope you can swing and launch yourself all over the place. In truth I found this to be a proper feel-good game, the mechanics are simple but combined with the competition aspect it’s definitely one of the better multiplayer games on the Switch. I did the whole arcade mode in one sitting as I just couldn’t put it down. I love the filters to add a retro look (some work better than others) and the presentation, on the whole, was that of fun and charm. You would buy Super Hiking League DX for something new or a new local mp game. My only complaint is it needed more content, online and proper leaderboards but I shall hold out for a sequel. This game makes me happy.

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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