With the general lack of sports games in the indie space on the Switch you can bet any new titles making an appearance will get an extra look. At first glance, Dino Galaxy Tennis is a bit of an oddity, working out a bit like a modern version of Pong, but once you advance the story a bit you begin to see the potential. The first key challenge is the curve of the surface you’re needing to run across, that actually adds a surprising bit of depth to your movement, and in order to get balls heading for the edges of your side you’ll likely need to make careful use of your dash. Since hitting balls in the air gives you a bit more power, trying to master your jump and the use of the jetpack also adds a layer to things. Then throw in power-ups and other complications that accompany different stages and it takes on even more challenges, though in truth at the core either you buy into enjoying this take on a sport or you don’t, in many ways reminding me of Windjammers. Throw in the ability to play co-op or against friends and there’s some flavor here to enjoy if you’re of the right mindset and understand its limitations for deep variety going in.
Justin Nation, Score:
Nindie Choice! [8.0]