Animal Super Squad is a colorful, weird and addictive platforming game now on Nintendo Switch that you should check out. Find out why in our Animal Super Squad review!
Animal Super Squad is a game from DoubleMoose Games, a studio founded by Armin Ibrisagic who used to work at Coffee Stain, of Goat Simulator fame. As you can imagine, Animal Super Squad is certainly a very different and quirky type of platformer, with a colorful look. You need to get your animal of choice from point A to point B, and there are lots of hazards to avoid along the way as you take on huge chasms, lava pits, deadly spikes and more. But wait, there’s more! The game uses a weird control scheme that would feel a bit frustrating in a regular platformer, but luckily it fits the overall feel of this one – not to mention that the game has a very generous checkpoint system that will allow you to quickly carry on after you make a mistake.
This is a physics-based platformer, so it definitely won’t appeal to everyone due to the aforementioned control scheme. Despite the colorful and charming cartoony look of the game, this is not an easy game to play. Practice makes perfect, so you’ll need some trial and error to make the most of your time with the game as you find out what works and what doesn’t for each level.
There is no story per se, so the focus is on each of the stages and the hazards you need to overcome. Because of this, the level creator included with the game so that players can build their own stages is a very welcome addition. Thanks to this, you can go nuts with the challenging levels you make, and you can also take on those created by players around the world who are trying to outdo one another. There are a ton of stages to play right now, with more and more being added every day. Sure, there are some easy and simple stages here and there, but most of them are devilishly hard.
There are no collectibles in this game, which is a bit odd since collectibles and platformers go hand in hand. In the end, this is an indie game available for $9.99, which is a good price for the content created by the developer as the main set of stages, plus the theoretically unlimited content you gain access to with the ton of stages available online. If you’re looking for a quirky, colorful and fun physics-based platformer on Nintendo Switch, then you should check this one out. Danger is all over the place, but if you give this game a chance, you’ll find a solid platforming option to play at home or on the go.
This Animal Super Squad review is based on a Nintendo Switch copy provided by DoubleMoose Games.