Let's Go Nuts! (Nintendo Switch) Review

By 02.11.2019

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A lot of games these days seek to be as hard as possible, adding extra levels of challenge to an already tricky platformer. This can be tough if people generally enjoy platformers, yet are, no matter how hard they try, unable to enjoy such a title because of the difficulty spike. Thankfully for those, in Let's Go Nuts!, where a fearless squirrel is here to save the day, the level of difficulty is more casual-friendly.

The premise in here is a bit on the bizarre side: one squirrel vs. dozens of aliens seems an unfair balance, but the quirkiness works. Fans of anything cute may squeal with joy as the happy fluffy hero races through the levels collecting as many nuts as possible in the shortest possible time.

Abstract premise aside, while there are many ledges to jump along and simple puzzles needing solutions, a highly enjoyable aspect of Let's Go Nuts was finding ways to walk along the bottom of the screen using movable boxes to avoid the deathly floor.

Witnessing the hamster's death face repeatedly provided extra motivation to complete the level successfully. The boxes vary in size and weight; those in the space theme levels provided more of a challenge by being less affected by gravity, ice blocks in the winter themed level were indeed slippery to use. Karate slamming into a tower of such useful boxes was more enjoyable with an accompanying "Hiiiiiiyaaaah!" ideally out loud, or in your head if playing near other people.

Screenshot for Let's Go Nuts! on Nintendo Switch

There is much to love about the fluffball; his endearing expression changes as he moves, there's the extra little kick to the side when jumping that makes him resemble a ninja, which he can become thanks to the several types of costumes. He looks cute enough without the surprisingly wide variety of hats, tops and leg wear styles in various colours that can be mixed and matched them for a real superhero feel. These are bought using the two types of nuts found in a level; normal and special ones, which usually only have three per stage to collect.

Bouncing on and over enemies, who do get harder to avoid as the intrepid hero works through the levels, doesn't get old. The thrill of reaching a personal best on a level's completion time brings a welcome rush of endorphins. The four different themed areas with music suited to the theme are a joy to play through because while it is not a 3D game, elements in the environment change - seeing birds fly overhead while bouncing from one platform to the next made the game feel more real. Afterall, everyone harbours a secret desire to be a dumpy squirrel fighting aliens, right?

Screenshot for Let's Go Nuts! on Nintendo Switch

Cubed3 Rating

8/10
Rated 8 out of 10

Great - Silver Award

Rated 8 out of 10

The numerous goals to aim for in time, and collecting nuts to increase the hero squirrel's wardrobe, provide a great deal of replay value. Depending on the strength of attraction to cuteness, hours spent playing this may reach above a dozen. The lack of tough to beat levels may put off fans of hardcore platformers, but casual ones will welcome this reasonably paced Switch title and its very cute, furry hero.

Developer

BeardedBrothers.Games

Publisher

Devjuice

Genre

2D Platformer

Players

4

C3 Score

Rated $score out of 10  8/10

Reader Score

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