There’s always something a bit entertaining about games that mix cuteness with a little bit of mean brutality and that core silliness seems to be part of the driving force behind Cake Bash. Everyone will play as a cheery little confectionery in a bakery window, with seemingly not a care in the world, until it’s announced that someone is coming and will only buy the cake with the most gummies on it… and from that point it’s a free-for-all. Whether playing locally with friends, subbing in some bots, or trying to see if anyone is out there to play online the game tries its best to have you covered for competition, and while there aren’t loads of different play modes there’s an earnest attempt to make them each distinct while maintaining a culinary theme of some sort. These range from events that feel a bit like mini games from the likes of Mario Party to arena brawlers with different variations to try to keep the play from getting stale too quickly. The mix overall seems to do a fair job of mixing skill-based challenges with an element of luck, hopefully opening the door to everyone having a pretty fair chance of winning. With the space being so full of very similar multiplayer brawlers and shooters Cake Bash does enough right to sweeten the deal and warrant a look.
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