Sequel Turnip Boy Robs a Bank from Snoozy Kazoo and Graffiti Games is ready for you to dive into on Nintendo Switch. Learn more in our Turnip Boy Robs a Bank review!
Sequel Turnip Boy Robs a Bank from Snoozy Kazoo and Graffiti Games is ready for you to dive into on Nintendo Switch. Back in 2022, I got a chance to review the quirky Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion, a fun game inspired by the classic The Legend of Zelda series, from its colorful presentation to its gameplay mechanics. It’s now 2024, and Turnip Boy Robs a Bank is here to let us know it seems that the series protagonist did not learn its lesson.
Before you begin, the game will ask you some questions. The first one is if you have played Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion. Next up, you’ll have to answer which playing style you prefer, so you’ll have to choose between Playstyle A, which offers a more casual experience, or Playstyle B, which has tougher battles and harder enemies to defeat. And yes, you can change this later if needed.
At the start of the game, Turnip Boy is contacted by Dillitini, who says he’s got a huge job for him. The plan, as expected, is to rob a bank. But you won’t be robbing any bank… you’ll be robbing the biggest bank in the world! You’ll be working alongside the Pickled Gang. This time around, we’re getting a roguelite action adventure, and Turnip Boy Robs a Bank will kindly teach you the basics so that you can better understand what you’ll be taking on.
How is the roguelite experience explained in-game? Annie, who you might remember from Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion, will act as your contact for this new mission. She will let you know that the bank has a special system in place for its elevator, which is activated when someone breaks into the bank. The elevator will then take someone into a random room in the building to delay them from progressing too fast through the building’s security, giving its staff a chance to act and retaliate.
Because of this, you won’t be able to explore the entire building in one go and will need to rob the bank many, many times in order to learn more information that will allow you to progress further and further in this journey. You’ll have to grab what you can from the gang’s truck before jumping back into action, as the building reshuffles during each visit.
For example, during your first time trying to rob the bank, you’ll learn about some of the enemies you’ll have to battle, the security measures in place, and what you can do to remove them from your path. Bunch of lasers keeping you from reaching the vault? Then, you’ll have to find the circuit box that controls the lasers. But when you reach the vault, you’ll realize you need some C4 to blow up the vault’s door. You won’t have any on you, so you’ll need to buy some from the dark web once you’re back at the hideout.
You’ll control your character with the left analog stick or the D-Pad and can interact with other characters or with items by pressing the A button. Aim your attacks with the right analog stick, and then attack with the ZR button. Swap between weapons by pressing the X button – or the L and R buttons – as needed. The ZL button can be pressed to have Turnip Boy dash over a short distance, which will allow him to avoid damage.
The money you collect can be used to fund special research projects so that you can have more powerful weapons to use for subsequent runs. By recycling weapons, you’ll gain experience points to level up so that you can improve weapons. What can you find on the dark web? Along with the C4, you need to blow up the vault’s door; you can also find a laser pointer that will allow you to cut through small safes like butter. You could also buy a pickaxe to destroy any statues that might get in your way.
There’s an in-game achievement system for you to work on as you spend some time with Turnip Boy Robs a Bank. What will you need to do if you want to 100% this game? Some of the objectives include buying an item on the dark web, researching a weapon, stealing $1,000, $10,000, $100,000, and $1,000,000 from the bank, obtaining all hats in the game, defeating each of the bosses in the game, or buying a Robo-Roid to aid you.
Since the team at Snoozy Kazoo wants as many people as possible to enjoy the game, they’ve included some accessibility options for you to consider. You can change the color of an enemy’s outline and that for what you can interact with. You can activate an aiming laser to make targeting easier or activate auto aim if needed. And then, there’s God Mode. This one will make you completely invincible so that you can overcome any obstacle on your journey.
After committing tax evasion, Turnip Boy has now decided it would be a good idea to join the Pickled Gang to rob a bank! While the previous game paid homage to the classic The Legend of Zelda series, this time around, the colorful setting for the game will be a huge bank. The action gameplay remains the same, but we’ve now switched to a roguelite gameplay loop. Why? Because the bank’s security system moves rooms around to keep thieves from reaching the main vault, you won’t know which rooms you’ll be exploring during each run! Turnip Boy Robs a Bank is out on Nintendo Switch with a $14.99 asking price.
This Turnip Boy Robs a Bank Robs a Bank review is based on a Nintendo Switch copy provided by Graffiti Games.