Death Squared (Switch) Review
Death Squared is one of those simple in theory, maddening in practice puzzle games that has found its way to the Nintendo Switch game system. Using the analog sticks you have to control colored blocks as they navigate obstacles trying to reach the portals to clear each level. As a single player game it did nothing for me but as a multi-player game it shines on the Switch.
The detachable joy-cons are perfect for this type of puzzle game and the graphics make this one enjoyable either on the big screen in the living room or on the Switch itself in tabletop mode. Story mode can be played solo or with another player, the highly recommended way to play, and provides 80 puzzles which start off easy and then ramp up steadily. Towards the end of the mode the puzzles get quit hard and will challenge even the most experienced gamers.
There is also a party mode with 40 different puzzles and which is playable with one, two or four players. I did not get a chance to play four player modes but two player mode was again a delight to play. Much like Snipperclips before it, the players have to work together to beat a level and verbally coordinating both players actions is what makes the game so enjoyable.
Death Squared is another great game for the system, one that matches up well with the portable system. The Switch does not have a ton of puzzle games but those that it does have are excellent and this is another one to add to the list. While I would not recommend it if you are only going to play it solo, it is a must buy for the multiplayer experience and a game that will provide a lot of enjoyment both at home and on the go.
SMG Studio – $14.99