Don’t Touch This Button! from Ratalaika Games and 9 Eyes Game Studio is a puzzle adventure game set in a bizarre, otherworldly world and offering a quick Platinum for your time. Check our Don’t Touch This Button review!
Don’t Touch this Button! is a humorous, minimalist puzzle game with a first-person point of view. To win you have to go through a series of rooms pressing a certain button in each of them. But with each successive room, it will become more and more difficult, and the danger you face will become more and more serious.
In Don’t Touch This Button! from Ratalaika Games and 9 Eyes Game Studio – which previously gave us Mask of Mists – you’ll embark on a puzzle adventure in which you’ll have to do exactly the opposite of what the game title is asking you: press many, many buttons. There’s absolutely no story set up, and as soon as you get going with New Game, you’ll immediately be thrown into a room.
Each level is a room in a continuous path in which solving one room opens the next one. For each level, your goal is simply to find the good button – out of many – and press it to open the door. Of course, the buttons are often hidden, and the game will constantly troll you by suggesting that you press the bad one or leave you small hints as to what you’ll have to do to solve a room. You’ll often die from the different hazards in each room, but you’ll learn from your mistakes.
The puzzles themselves are often meta, so do be warned that you’ll often have to think outside the box to solve most of them. Trial and error is also an option in some rooms because even if you die, you’ll just restart the same room, so there aren’t any consequences for testing all buttons. I liked how no puzzle required to do the same thing twice, even though some of them felt similar. Some are also quite hard, and even the hint didn’t feel helpful.
As for the presentation, this game is a bit bland since it has the same minimalist rooms to explore, with the same colors and patterns. Each room has an identical texture and palette used throughout the whole game – rooms that, for some reason, reminded me at times of the Kingdom Hearts games. You’ll see the same vases, walls, and objects through the levels as well, so there’s not going to be a lot of variety in how the game will look from start to finish.
If you’re here, you’re probably looking at how long this game can give you a new Platinum. The list for this game is split into two Silver trophies and eleven Gold trophies before you can add that new Platinum to your collection. It requires that you finish all 66 levels of the game, plus complete a few miscellaneous tasks, including one that you aren’t likely to get in your first run without a guide. What is it? Finding all the five “minions” of the game and destroy them. They are very well hidden, so be ready! I finished the game in a little more than one hour, and I was definitely stumped in some of the levels. This game is a cross-buy release, so your purchase will get you the PS4 and PS5 versions of the game, with each one giving you access to one Platinum trophy.
Don’t Touch This Button! is a great puzzle game from Ratalaika Games that can net you two new Platinum trophies in around an hour with a guide or a little more if you do not use one. I liked the puzzle variety since some of the puzzles force you to think outside the box to find the right button. This game is easy to recommend to puzzle fans or people who like to press lots of buttons, especially since it’s available for only $4.99.
If you’re looking for a guide to help you get the Platinum trophy for this game as fast as possible, you can check this one:
This Don’t Touch This Button review is based on a PlayStation copy provided by Ratalaika Games.