Like a moth to a flame I tend to be easily drawn to the oddball titles on Switch, and there’s no doubt that Happy Game qualifies for that distinction in spades. Very deceptively titled, unless nightmare fuel puts you in a happy mood I suppose (yes, I know there’s plenty of you out there), while the experience only lasts a few hours it’s one helluva trippy ride. In terms of gameplay style it mostly plays out with puzzles, but not with any set sort of consistent rules. More often than not you’ll just need to move your pointer around the screen and click or drag on objects (or nightmare monsters) in order to change or trigger them, working out what must be done. The rewards for your efforts are typically some very weird or somewhat terrifying visuals that will either make you laugh (if you’re a bit twisted, like me) or perhaps regret ever deciding to play the game. An absolutely appropriate treat for this time of year, Happy Game may be on the short side but there’s not much question that time is at least memorable.
Justin Nation, Score:
Nindie Choice! [8.0]