This handheld-only budget platformer is by no means terrible, but it’s also quite unremarkable as a whole
When you’re dealing with the lowest end of the asking price spectrum on the Switch (and that’s before it would be on sale) it can be a bit hard to know where to put the bar. You’re obviously not going to be seeing anything crazy elaborate or even likely inspired, more often than not the expectation is that either they’re a freshman effort or perhaps an experiment. Thankfully, Yello Adventures isn’t something too off-the-wall, in fact it feels quite a bit like earlier games I remember playing on my Commodore 64. That isn’t meant as a dig so much as it’s just a very classic and pretty dated style, with you jumping and shooting your way through enemies, trying to avoid traps, and just generally keeping things basic. For the price there are worse options, just keep in mind it’s a decidedly simple experience. At this point in the Switch’s lifespan I will note that needing to put a caveat on the game that it can only be played in handheld mode isn’t great, and it has been knocked down a little further for being unable to be enjoyed docked or with a Pro Controller.
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