While sometimes simple is a plus, the lack of deep challenge or complexity of its puzzles leave it in brownout state
Given the sheer number of great puzzle titles of all shapes and sizes as well as asking prices in order to make a real impression in genre on Switch you have to be swinging for the fences and either doing something new or doing it in a way that stands out. Unfortunately in the case of the pretty humble and even basic Mars Power Industries they’re not doing much of either. Tasked with powering up stations on the planet’s surface using the surrounding resources you’ll have only so many turns to deploy equipment shaped in specific configurations. Your job is to figure out what to put when so you can rest assured that the colonists will be safe and happy, then move on to the next puzzle. On a general level it’s not bad, it’s just hard not to note how generally simplistic it all is, making it likely a poor choice for genre die hards on the Switch.
Justin Nation, Score: