This was unexpected…
Super Sportmatchen – Nintendo Switch – Released: 5/24/18 – $14.99
Short Review (Review copy provided by Dangen Entertainment)
This is a pretty short review, I would give this game a 7 out of 10!
The icon is pretty great since it shows all the sports you can play and the title is big:
There is no story… I guess you could create your own with your friends but it is just a sports minigame collection.
This game is pretty straight forward it has 10 different sports themed minigames to play in single or 4 player battles. From the sports to choose from they are all wacky games like a pillow fight, throwing food at flying animals to feed them, or throwing a hamster so he can parachute the furthest away. The game uses easy controls for anyone to pick up and play which is great for anyone that doesn’t play video games often. Controls for most games involve either mashing buttons to run faster, tapping a and b, or rotating the joystick to prepare for a throw ala Super Mario 64 Bowser throwing.
I did play this game several times while on vacation so this review was written when I had the most family together. So keep that in mind while reading the rest of this review. I enjoyed playing this game but many of the sports were either too long for most people I played with or too short. The normal game has you pick between 5 events while the “Super” lets you play through all of them in one go. The pick 5 is the most ideal since you can pick and choose what you like and don’t like. The issue becomes when you finish a set, it takes a bit too long to get into another set and you can’t just go into one and try it out. The other issue I had is sadly the lack of sports… for being a “Super” game it isn’t very super. I would have loved to see at least 15 sports to match a $1 per sport but I did enjoy all the sports. My family had the most enjoyment out of the pillow fight because of how easy and fast pace it was. Leading to matches between really close or one sided at times.
Hopefully Super Sportmatchen is getting a sequel down the line because what is currently present with the art style and ease of minigames is a great start. It is interesting to see a game take the pixel style and produce something that is enjoyable for all ages. While this game is primarily a multiplayer game… if you decide to only go single player, you will get owned by the AI. They are no push over in some of the sports as they will have near perfect throws or attempts. I would give this game a 7 out of 10, if it had a few more sports it would have easily score higher but for the price it is a bit hard to swallow.
My Gameplay Footage:
Will upload after vacation!
Yes, I wrote this while on vacation and uploaded the text while at the only port that had online access lol
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