When you’re trying to make an impression in an eShop absolutely swimming with games of all types and degrees of quality, doing something new and/or different is always a plus. Mixing co-op play and super-cute characters with challenging, but in principle “simple”, puzzle and timing elements Melbits World definitely fits that bill. The lack of any option to play solo makes some degree of sense once you’re playing, as your goal is to work together to manipulate a variety of elements in the map to get your characters from the start to the finish, and maybe grab some bonus goodies on the way. Very quickly it becomes clear that doing so is much more challenging than you’d expect, with precision and careful coordination absolutely being essential to success. Its one flaw is the fact that though it has the appearance of being mainstream and family friendly the bar of difficulty may be a bit high for that distinction. If your group is down for a challenge, it should deliver, but if that’s not the case you may want to seek something easier for everyone to enjoy since one weak link could sink the whole thing.
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