[Beyond PlayStation] Zenge Review
Zenge from indie Hamster On Coke is a relaxing zen-style sliding puzzle game on Nintendo Switch. Learn more about it in our Zenge review!
Indie Michal Pawlowski – a.k.a Hamster On Coke – released Zenge on Steam back in 2016. It’s a relaxing and charming puzzle game that tells the story of Eon, who is stuck between worlds. You will be sliding different puzzle pieces into place to recreate a variety of images lost in time, which will help you learn more about Eon, as you try and help him on his journey. There are no timers, no move counters, no score chasing, and no star ratings. Nothing will get in the way of you connecting with this puzzle game on Nintendo’s console.
You can control the game either with the Joy-Con or Nintendo Switch Pro Controller analog sticks, selecting pieces with the left analog stick and pushing them into place with the right one, or you can play Zenge by using the Nintendo Switch’s touchscreen when playing in Tabletop or Portable Mode, or if you’re going to be enjoying this relaxing experience on a Nintendo Switch Lite. Both options are very responsive and work like a charm, so pick the one that best suits your playing style.
The game offers a minimalist art style with a colorful palette, as well as a relaxing soundtrack that is a great complement to what Zenge has to offer. The game is not going to be too difficult since the challenge lies in finding the right order in which you’ll have to slide each piece into place. Each puzzle will have a specific solution. Some might need that you slide a piece out of the way before others can get into place. Each puzzle piece will be able to slide over the available paths that are connected to it, and once you complete it, you will get to see a scene that will help to move the story along.
Zenge is a fun, relaxing zen-style sliding puzzle game on Nintendo Switch that you’ll be able to complete in a couple of hours at most. It’s a short but entertaining experience, and it’s only going to cost you $1.99. New gameplay mechanics will be introduced as you progress through the game, which will keep you coming back for more as you play the 70 puzzles that this bite-sized puzzle journey has to offer, and I highly recommend that you go and download it right now!
This Zenge review is based on a Nintendo Switch copy provided by Hamster On Coke.