SpiritSphere Dx from Fabraz and eendhoorn is a charming and colorful action/adventure/sports-like thing on Nintendo Switch you should play. Learn more about it in our SpiritSphere Dx review!
The game kicks things off with a short tutorial section that gives you some basic tips on the game to get you going strong. You’ll learn that you can walk around with the left analog stick or the D-Pad, and can hit the SpiritSphere by pressing the Y button which acts as your regular attack. You’ll be able to influence the direction in which the sphere travels by holding a direction on the analog stick or the D-Pad as you hit it. By pressing and holding down the A button you’ll be able to start a charge attack, but you’ll need to be careful since you’ll end up waling very slowly as you charge, but the longer you charge the more powerful your hit. After landing a charge attack, you can curve the sphere by pressing a direction on the analog stick or the D-Pad. The B button is for dashing, a technique that will allow you to do a last mimute block.
An interesting gameplay mechanic is that enemies around the will sometimes drop items. The game shows you this by asking you to cut down some grass that will reveal a bow and arrow you can fire with the X button. This is only one of the items you will find during matches, so be sure to always stay on top of things so that you can make the most of the items you gain access to since they can be exactly what you need to get the sphere exactly where you want it to so that you can score.
The game offers several modes to play. There is Regular Match which acts as a quick play of sorts where up to four players can join in on the fun. Campaign Mode is the single-player story mode of the game, and it will allow you to select a character for your adventure. At first you only have access to four characters: Lin, Buster, Ozo and Dwarf. Each character has different stats under Power, Speed, Defense and Control, so be sure to try them all to see which one suits you best. As you progress through the game you will get a chance to unlock extra characters. Before you start Campaign Mode, you can select between Easy, Normal or Hard difficulty, so that you can tailor your experience to your skill level. In Campaign Mode you will take on 10 stages under the different modes available (Vs., Squash, etc.), with some mild chit chat between the characters before a battle – kinda like what you’d expect from and old-school fighter.
And then we have Hand2Hand, a very interesting way of playing since it allows you to place the Switch vertically while in Portable Mode so that each player grabs one attached Joy-Con to play on a single screen head to head. Squash Mode is for you to play a game of squash with up to two players at once. 3 Player Mode is, as the name suggests, a mode for three players in which two players take on another one who is controlling a boss. Target Mode is a two player option in which you cooperate to hit the targets. Practice allows to practice your skills to improve your overall performance during subsequent matches. At the Sphere Fountain you’ll be able to throw in your hard-earned coins to . And the last thing is an extra mini-game in the form of frisbee, which you can access in the options menu.
SpiritSphere Dx is a fun arcade style adventure sports thing on Nintendo Switch that has a lot to offer when playing at home or on the go. The charming and diverse cast of characters, the many gameplay modes and the tons of unlockable spheres and costumes will keep you entertainingly busy for many hours.
This SpiritSphere Dx review is based on a Nintendo Switch copy provided by Fabraz.