Out of the gate I’ll say that I have always been, and continue to be, a big fan of Match-3 puzzles, especially when on the go. They’re easy to pick up and put down quickly, they’re mentally engaging, and well-designed ones will actively challenge your strategy and planning abilities the further you go along. In principle, since there haven’t been too many I’ve encountered on Switch, this could have been a pretty easy sell for me. Unfortunately, my familiarity with the abundant mobile competition out there (most of them playable for free on your mobile device to boot) really sunk my opinion of this one quickly. The biggest issue is that neither the puzzles or the visuals stack up well against the mobile competition, and in many regards this looks and plays more like a game produced a good decade ago. The theming, and a bit of a story with you working with pirates to construct an amusement park, could possibly have helped to buoy the experience a bit but unfortunately there was little effort put in to make this worthwhile as well. The resulting overall experience is unfortunately underwhelming.
Justin Nation, Score: