OK, so let’s get down to the case of mobile game conversions on the Switch. Sure, there can be solid games coming over, and some have proven to even be “top list” worthy even… but then there are those that come over but show limited effort getting the console controls right for playing docked or that aren’t a great fit. Pudding Monsters is a pretty odd one because it skips right over any attempt at all to be docking station friendly or working on console controls, it simply treats your Switch as a big phone or a tablet, playing vertically with the touchscreen. In terms of the play itself it is a visually-polished sliding puzzler that requires some smart planning and will make you do some work, which is appreciated, but it’s almost impossible not to stare at the pricetag in the eShop and then check the price on the iOS or Android store and wonder why you’re essentially paying for a low-to-no-effort port when it would work just as well on a mobile device.
Justin Nation, Score: