While Nintendo systems have been notoriously accused of being “for kids” for ages now, with the Switch mostly being no exception, in truth if you’re looking for a great game to directly play with your kids it can be a bit of a challenge to find much in the way of variety. That’s where a title like Pile Up can be easy to appreciate, as while more veteran gamers may find its puzzle platforming elements to be a bit simplistic, people who are less seasoned may really latch onto the overall approachability of the experience. That it is perfectly viable (though at times a bit tougher) as a solo game or can work nicely with a team of up to 4 people is then just sort of icing on the cake. The game looks colorful, its cardboard cutout figures inspire creative thoughts, and while not everything you see is a gimme, for the most part gamers of any skill level should be able to find success with it. While it isn’t without its flaws, if you’ve got a younger gamer-in-training around, or simply someone who normally feels overwhelmed by more intense experiences, it’s a great and generally simple title people should consider.
Justin Nation, Score: