Cathy and Bathy: The Spirit Guide is a hand-drawn puzzle game for one or two players on local co-op. Check our Cathy and Bathy: The Spirit Guide review!
Cathy and Bathy: The Spirit Guide from Sometimes You and Philipp Lehner is a hand-drawn puzzle game for one or two players on local co-op. You will take on 30 stages in total that introduce new elements at a steady pace. As the game’s name suggests, you will need to use Cathy and Bathy to guide the sprits from their starting point to the exit gate. The difficulty will increase as you complete each level, but it will never feel unfair or overwhelming.
To do this, you’ll control Cathy or Bathy with the left analog stick as you place boxes with the X to guide the spirits to their goal. You will need to change between both characters with the R1 button to set up all the boxes needed to complete a level. Once you’re ready to go, you can press the Triangle button to get a preview of the spirit path before you press the Square button to get the spirits moving.
As you progress further in the game, new elements will be added, such as portals that will suck in spirits and send them back to the starting spot, limit how many boxes you can place on the screen, large vines that block Cathy and Bathy form interacting, but that won’t keep spirits from continuing their journey, the spirits falling asleep, forcing you to move Cathy or Bathy over them to wake them up, so that they can continue moving towards the goal, or having to activate switches to open the exit.
Cathy and Bathy: The Spirit Guide is a fun puzzle game with easy gameplay mechanics, a minimalist hand-drawn black and white presentation, and a Platinum trophy to add to your collection. It’s a short game with 30 levels to complete for a budget price of $4.99.
This Cathy and Bathy: The Spirit Guide review is based on a PlayStation 4 copy provided by Sometimes You.