Minabo – A walk through life from SelectaPlay and DevilishGames is a social sim in which you take on the path of life as your turnip grows. Learn more in our Minabo – A walk through life review!
Minabo – A walk through life from SelectaPlay and DevilishGames is a social sim in which you take on the path of life as your turnip grows. Your journey begins once you sprout and give your turnip a name. From there and on, time will pass with every step that you take, so you can play this one at your own pace. It will be thanks to your interactions with other turnips, that you’ll start to grow from the inside out as you mold your personality. It will be thanks to the strengths and weaknesses that you develop, that your future will be determined.
You must build your social circle and achieve your life goals by interacting with other turnips. That means that your choices very much matter, so you’ll have to decide which relationships are worth your time and which ones you should avoid. Will you start a family right away, or will you take your time? Will you adopt some radish-pets instead to keep you company? Or maybe you’d like to experience all of the above? No two turnip lives will be the same due to the many factors that can have an effect on how your journey is shaped along the way.
The controls for this colorful journey through life are simple and to the point. You’ll walk with the B button as you continue growing during your time on the planet, interacting with other characters by pressing the Y, X, and A buttons as needed. You can use the left analog stick to decide which turnip you’re going to interact with and can check out the hats you’ve unlocked to customize your turnip’s look by pressing the – button. You can walk at a faster pace by constantly pressing the B button if you want to.
Before you can play the more laidback and open-ended Free Life Mode, you’ll have to play through the missions that the game will throw at you. For example, the first one will ask that you live past 40 years of age, have at least one romance, and make three friends. The quest’s name? Midlife crisis. After that, the second mission – called Turnip Field – requires you to live past 60 years of age, have 3 children, and win at least one hat.
For interactions, you’ll need to pay attention to the green circle around each button since it indicates the success rate. This won’t be much of an issue when you start your first run to complete the first quest that Minabo – A walk through life has to offer since you’ll have your parents by your side as you crawl your way towards your new life. Your interactions with either one will have a very high success rate when you kick things off.
Each character that you meet along the way will have different values to consider for four stats: Physical contact, intimacy, belonging, and life expectancy. You can have an effect on the first three based on your interactions with each character – interactions that will, in turn, have an effect on your turnip as well. The last one you won’t be able to change. When faced with death, you can react either with anger, indifference, or pain. Sure, you could try to run through your life and age at a faster pace, but your stats will take a dive and will go lower and lower, making it harder to reach your goal.
Minabo – A walk through life is a colorful 2D social sim experience in which you’ll take on the role of a turnip going through the whole journey, from the moment you sprout to when it’s time for you to bid adieu to the world of the living. Depending on your interactions with other turnips, you’ll end up with many acquaintances, siblings, friends, best friends, partners, buds, unfriendlies, pets, and even some romances along the way. It’s an adventure that won’t be for everyone since it’s a minimalist type of experience through life. There are 25 different missions to work on, as well as the Free Life Mode that allows you to take on the journey as you best see fit. Minabo – A walk through life is out today on Nintendo Switch at a $14.99 price.
This Minabo – A walk through life review is based on a Nintendo Switch copy provided by SelectaPlay.