Macbat 64: Journey of a Nice Chap from Siactro and Diplodocus Games is an homage to the old-school Nintendo 64 era 3D games of ages past. Learn more in our Macbat 64: Journey of a Nice Chap review!
Macbat 64: Journey of a Nice Chap from Siactro and Diplodocus Games is a new release on the Nintendo Switch that pays homage to the 3D platformers and other games from the Nintendo 64 era. It’s a bite-sized adventure that you can complete in a couple of hours at most, but it’s a charming experience that you don’t want to miss out on Nintendo’s console. I got a chance to interview Marcus – a.k.a. Siactro – and talked a bit about the game’s development, so be sure to check that out as well!
Since the game is a bite-sized 3D platformer, you’ll be moving around the titular Macbat with the left analog stick, swinging the camera around with the right one. You can jump with the B or Y button, and if you continue to press them at a steady pace, you’ll be able to fly! Press the ZR button, and you’ll center the camera behind Macbat. Except when you’re racing on a kart, since then you’ll just have to worry about avoiding the oil spills and picking up the boost items that will allow you to win the race. As you play each of the levels, you’ll be collecting a handful of coins, finding balloons and bananas, stepping on switches, and talking with the different NPC you’ll meet.
Macbat 64: Journey of a Nice Chap is a fun 3D platformer that pays homage to the old-school 3D games of the Nintendo 64 era. It’s an easy one to recommend, given it’s low $1.99 asking price, nods to Nintendo 64 games such as Super Mario 64, Banjo Kazooie, Donkey Kong 64, Kirby 64, Mario Kart 64, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Back to the Future, and even Zelda II: The Adventure of Link, Metroid, and Final Fantasy on the SNES. Sure, you can beat the main game in an hour, but after that, you can try to find the hidden Kiwi 64 game, which features more levels to play, as well as the hidden easter eggs! Oh, and when you finish the game, you’ll gain access to the bonus book, which will have a handful of extra stages for you to take on.
This Macbat 64: Journey of a Nice Chap review is based on a Nintendo Switch copy provided by Diplodocus Games.