The Switch has undoubtedly been blessed with a wide variety of retro shooters since release, pretty well representing all eras, tastes, and styles. The one issue that creates is for newcomers trying to make a splash when the competition has already been thoroughly established. Having never played this or the original Andro Dunos I come to it without any particular dog in the sight and for the most part my takeaway with it is that it plays a bit better than average, but perhaps lacks the flourishes that some of its contemporaries have manages to throw in. Most notably I do like the ability to switch freely between shooting modes, with your control even then extending to which mode you then want to juice up when power-ups arrive. There’s a degree of experimentation and perhaps even a bit of strategizing that this adds to the experience that I found a bit overwhelming initially but came to appreciate as I got into a groove with how each of them felt in different situations. For retro fans I think it’s distinctive enough to be worth picking up, but for more casual shooting fans who are taking a look at your retro options it may not be as exciting as some of your other options in the general space.
Justin Nation, Score:
Nindie Choice! [8.0]