While absolutely a family-friendly 3D platformer, that can also be played co-op, some issues hold it back
A staple on any Nintendo platform should always be family-friendly platforming, and in general the indie developers bringing their best to Switch have done a fair job of fleshing out the genre on the eShop. Kukoos comes to the table with a very cute look, relatively quirky characters, up to 4 player co-op play, and a style all its own on the plus side. On the not-so-good side though you’ll be warned that the game also has some pretty serious performance problems that consistently distract from the fun. In general the game’s performance from the visuals to even the controls feels sluggish, and that’s never a good pairing with precision jumping. I’d also say that while I appreciate the desire to just do things its own way I’m not impressed overall with the game’s level design either, as they seem to lack a sense of flow you normally see in better games in the genre. If its look or the 4-player support are selling points there’s a decent game to be had here, it’s just not hard to list more successfully executed kid-friendly indie platformers on the system.
Justin Nation, Score: