Score: 8.5/10 | PLATFORMER | LOCAL CO-OP FUN | CUTE & COLOURFUL
“Let’s Go Nuts is the perfect title to jump in and out of a fun game that will challenge and encourages local co-op for friends.”
The Nintendo Switch is fast becoming my favourite console of this generation, not for it’s jaw dropping graphics or smooth game play but for offering a variety of different experiences I can have sitting on my couch, travelling to and from work or being stuck with my family with no means of escape. While I mainly love the single player campaign offerings, there is something to be said about the quick burst games that offer a jump in jump out style of game play that the PS Vita failed to live up to. Previously I haven’t connected with any of the jump in jump out experiences, I think I may finally have found the game that does it for me through Bearded Brothers new platformer Let’s Go Nuts.
Players take control of a squirrel for essentially a digital game of the floor is lava where you need to jump and push boxes to make it to the finish without touching the floor. The premise is simple enough and is a rinse and repeat job with each level accruing more challenges and increasing the difficulty. You can easily pick up and have a quick few levels single player, you can also Switch it up and add in a second player and squirrel for more mayhem.
Both of these modes are a lot of fun and I enjoyed the challenge of a speed run level that I could play with my partner that didn’t involve too much dedicated time. It is also a great game for kids, I was able to get a few rounds in and they enjoyed the cute squirrel and graphics along with the floor is lava style game play available on a console. The game sprawls across 40 different levels with 4 different themed worlds to explore. Different items and elements are added in the different worlds like losing gravity and melting blocks of ice. The addition of different enemies like octopus, spiders and Yetis all layer the game out for a more challenging experience.
Graphically the game is a simple 2d platformer that uses a large colour palette to paint the landscape and colours to be visually appealing. It runs quite smoothly on the Switch while in both handheld and docked mode in both single and two player mode.
Let’s Go Nuts is the perfect example of a jump in jump out game that can be enjoyed in both single player and 2 player co-op. The graphics are beautiful and a large amount of levels and worlds will keep you coming back for more. This game does have a little bit of identity crisis in that I still can’t figure out the exact audience that is going to enjoy this title. Kids might be put off by the difficulty and enemies while an older audience may find it too simplistic. Let’s Go Nuts is the perfect title to jump in and out of a fun game that will challenge and encourages local co-op for friends. It is also worth noting that the price is perfect for a indie title so it won’t break the bank either.
Let’s Go Nuts is available on the Nintendo Switch right now.
Review by Alaisdair Leith