Snipperclips: Cut It Out, Together (Switch)
Logic 03 March 2017
Snipperclips: Cut It Out, Together is an original puzzle game developed by SFB Games and published by Nintendo for their Nintendo Switch console. Various riddles that require not only creative thinking, but also good reflexes and strict player cooperation are the core elements of gameplay. In Snipperclips: Cut It Out, Together we play as paper characters whose shape we can change so that they complement the shapes of characters created by other players, leading to the puzzle being solved. The riddles are divided into two groups: for beginners and for advanced players. Along with the co-op mode for up to four players, the game offers game modes focused on competition. Snipperclips: Cut It Out, Together features colorful 2D visuals.
Picross S (Switch)
Logic 28 September 2017
Another entry in the popular series of logic games known from Nintendo’s mobile consoles. Picross S is the first entry in the series developed for Nintendo Switch. The gameplay is based on the principles of a puzzle invented by the Japanese artist Non Ishida. This puzzle is known as “paint by numbers”. Similarly to the previous game, in Picross S player is tasked with painting the fields of a diagram in such way that he creates a pixel drawing. The numbers at the sides of the board and above the board provide hints about how much in a column or a row must be filled in order to solve the riddle. The game features three hundred riddles. Their difficulty can be adjusted to individual preferences of the user. Picross S can be played alone or in cooperation with another player. The title features a simple, two-dimensional graphics and calm, relaxing music.
Logic 30 October 2017
An old-school logic game featuring elements of adventure and platformer games. This is the debut of the Triple Eh? studio led by Gareth Noyce. Lumo pays tribute to various games from the 80s and 90s. The gameplay consists of exploring over 400 different chambers, where the player mainly solves puzzles, avoids traps and discovers secrets. The game is played from the classic isometric view, and the player observes only a section of the location they are visiting at a given time - it can be a platform, a room or a corridor suspended in mid-air. It is relatively difficult to make progress in the game. Despite the fact that Lumo makes numerous references to the classics of the genre, it offers modern-day visuals with impressive lighting effects and high-definition textures.
She Remembered Caterpillars (Switch)
Logic 17 November 2017
She Remembered Caterpillars is a isometric 2D puzzle game developed by Ysbryd Games. She Remembered Caterpillars takes us to a weird world where we have to find our missing father. A bigger emphasis, however, is put on the gameplay mechanics (manipulating the colors), not the plot. During the game we will control colorful creatures that move around small maps and can only cross bridges that are of the same color as them. The fact that our colorful monsters can fuse themselves and create a monster in another color, like purple, will make achieving victory much simpler. With that fusion, the created monster can cross bridges of both colors that created him. On every level from the forty available, we have to make sure all of our creatures crossed the bridges and end up on special white tiles.
Human Resource Machine (Switch)
Logic 16 March 2017
Another game by Tomorrow Corporation, combining the mechanics of logic games with a rather serious topic (rarely occurs in the genre) and unique visuals. The player assumes the role of a corporate worker who begins their long way to the top, having taken up the lowest job position on the 1st floor. Each in-game level represents a year of work in the corporation, when the protagonist has to complete a certain task from their superior. To achieve this however, the player has to automatize certain actions using simple in-game programming. The tasks require the player to solve puzzles with numbers on particular pieces, as well as create the right combinations in order to reach the score needed. Human Resource Machine stands out both with an original concept, but also its surrealist visuals and story, which delivers a satire on the modern, corporate world.
Little Inferno (Switch)
Logic 16 March 2017
Chess Ultra (Switch)
Logic December 2017
An advanced chess simulator adapted to work with VR headsets. Chess Ultra lets us compete against other players or artificial intelligence that offers ten difficulty levels which determine how many moves can the computer predict and the probability of it making a mistake. The action is observed from the first-person perspective. We can learn both the basics and advanced strategies in the tutorial. In total, the developers prepared eighty chess challenges (e.g. winning a game within seven turns). The multiplayer lets us play locally or engage in ranked online matches. Chess Ultra also allows the players to organize their own tournaments and search for rivals of the same skill level. The developers created four game rooms. Moreover, we can change the appearance of the board and chess figures by choosing from tens of available models. The production supports 4K resolution.
Puyo Puyo Tetris (Switch)
Logic 25 April 2017
Death Squared (Switch)
Logic 14 July 2017
An online logic game focusing on tight cooperation between the participants, created by the Australian SMG Studio. The players assume the roles of sympathetic, cubic robots whose goal is to reach the platforms bearing the same color as their body. The task is not easy however, as different mechanisms and traps were placed in the levels, such as laser sensors (once activated, shuffle the conditions of the map), or energy beams that can be blocked by the robot bearing the same color, but constitute a deadly threat to others. Since the movements of the robots are usually interconnected, solving the puzzles requires strict cooperation and being able to coordinate the moves of particular robots. Death Squared offers over 100 different levels divided into three game modes, namely the story campaign (for one or two players), the PARTY mode (for two or four players), and the special Vault mode, which is also designed for a two- or four-player experience, and features levels rated by the developers as too difficult to be included in the two modes mentioned above.
Green Game: TimeSwapper (Switch)
An arcade-logic game developed by iFun4All, and a sequel to Red Game Without a Great Name released a few months earlier. In terms of mechanics, the sequel follows the premise of the original game, but with a different set of rules. The players once again assume the role of the mechanical bird, the task of which is to safely reach a destination. The players have no direct control over the protagonist, but they can manipulate time and surroundings, filled with various useful mechanisms, to their advantage. The player's task is to control the bird's movements in such a way that it reaches its destination in one piece. The game features several dozens of different levels that thoroughly familiarize the player with different shades of green, as the title itself declares. As in the original game, the player can collect gear and use different items, introducing valuable bonuses.
Puzzle Adventure Blockle (Switch)
Logic 03 August 2017
A funny logic game in which the gameplay is based on rotating entire levels. By doing that we help the hero to reach exit, collect various items and avoid dangers. Puzzle Adventure Blockle has two main characters – a cat called Kulu, who was sent by Katz city mayor to find seven stones that can help him to take over the world, and beautiful goddess, Arkia, who can manipulate levels. She agreed to use her powers because she has problems with her memory and she was promised that she can return to her world if she completes the mission. The game was developed by a Japanese studio called Intense who can be known for its action game Dot Runner: Complete Edition. Puzzle Adventure Blockle graphics are made in 2D set in a funny manga graphic style. The game, available on Nintendo Switch, can be acquired for a small price but was released only in digital distribution.
Boost Beast (Switch)
Logic 20 July 2017
A cartoonish production from match-3 genre created by Arzest studio and Arc System Works company. Boost Beast takes player to alternate reality, in which all humans have changed into blood-thirsty zombies after a mysterious meteorite crashed on Earth. Only animals led by dog Alec are left to resolve that crisis. Gameplay is based on turn-based battles with undead taking place on over 200 arenas. Two-dimensional battlefields made of square fields filled with colorful elements. Combining at least three fields with the same color will summon one of a few animals with different battle skills. The game brings variety types of enemies, obstacles on the field and a huge number of bonuses that change an arrangement of the elements on the field.