It’s always cool to see a new and inventive take on a puzzle platformer, and ElecHead certainly accomplishes that goal with a sense of minimalist style. Your little robot has the ability to charge any surface he touches, and in the dungeon-esque areas you’ll be exploring that can lead to any number of results. Whether it’s elevators, moving platforms, lasers that will zap you, and more, the challenge is in understanding the chain of events that sometimes need to occur for you to proceed. Not far into the game you’ll gain the ability to throw your head, which will by itself activate electrical things, and for the most part it’s those simple base abilities that will drive the experience forward. Now, be warned, you’ll always need to be mindful of every visual detail and inconsistency in what you see, as there are many times where the way to progress isn’t immediately apparent. Carefully going back, experimenting with ideas, and being mindful of everything you’ve learned along the way is often the key to success… or perhaps just hitting up a hint page somewhere to give you the nudge you need. Though relatively brief in its runtime there's no question it is absolutely unique, smartly crafted, and a nice bit of inventive fun on the Switch.
Justin Nation, Score:
Nindie Choice! [8.2]