Let’s face it, there are a ton of puzzle games out there on Switch, most of them in the budget-friendly space. That said, since there’s so much variety in what those games offer you won’t know if you’ve found something perfect for you until you see it. Mechanically Batu Ta Batu is pretty straight-forward, you want to combine smaller colored blocks to create bigger ones and then move them to the side where you can remove them for points. Smaller pieces can’t move larger ones so which piece you’re trying to manipulate is always a consideration, and given the risk that longer pieces in different directions can cause a log jam you do need to consider your strategy as you’re quickly moving at least a bit. I do wish that the investment to unlock additional modes wasn’t so high, seeing more variety quicker would probably help hook people further rather than having them potentially miss out because they don’t want to grind it out. It’s good to have it added for variety but I’m not sure it has anything that makes it a clear winner in a crowded space.
Justin Nation, Score: