Has anyone else picked this up?

#1 Posted by MEATBALL (3958 posts) -

I purchased the game based on the Wayforward name alone, knowing at the very least I'd get some nice 2D out of it. I've only played the first handful of stages, but it seems pretty good. The main character's squeals seem like they could get annoying, though.

#2 Posted by RE_Player1 (7946 posts) -

Bought it but haven't played it yet, got hooked on Pushmo which I purchased at the same time.

#3 Posted by TentPole (1856 posts) -

I like it but it is super short. I kinda of don't know if it is worth the money, as cheap and good as it is. You can finish it in about an hour so be prepared for that.

#4 Posted by AlmostApollo (70 posts) -

It's a really really good game while it lasts...

#5 Edited by GunstarRed (5820 posts) -

I have gotten to stage 14 of 16 in under two hours, The controls are great and it has a ton of personality in its art. I really like the way the music alternates between really electronic and bubblegum pop. Some of the time trial times are ridiculous, I beat like three of them and each time I had under two seconds to spare.

The 3D effect in the game is also really cool, it's probably the first time I have played a game where pushing the slider all the way to the top has made it look cooler. It has gotten me really interested in the other mighty dsi games, but they all seem mad expensive... even compared to this.

#6 Posted by JJOR64 (19550 posts) -

Going to get it tomorrow most likely. The game looks neat.

#7 Posted by DeF (5216 posts) -


#8 Posted by GunslingerPanda (5030 posts) -


#9 Posted by JackSukeru (6105 posts) -

Shantae was pretty good and pretty, pretty but I have yet to finish it. This reminds me a bit about Mega Man so I'm interested, how does it play?

#10 Posted by GunstarRed (5820 posts) -

@RockmanBionics: You can jump and shoot and stuff but there's no real focus on that. Its more about shifting platforms back and forth to get to higher areas to collect five or six criminal girls throughout the level. There's a ton of puzzles that require you to fire out of cannon blocks in a timed manner a bit like barrels or something in DKC, theres some blocks that stay locked when you're standing on them so you can mix up the pattern of the blocks around them. It's much more of a puzzle game than a platformer. Very cool, very pretty, sounds awesome is very, very, very short.

#11 Posted by JackSukeru (6105 posts) -

@GunstarRed: Alright, thanks! I've made a note of it and might check it out next year. For games like this that are neat, but not something I'd spend dozens of hours on, I prefer them short anyway so its length doesn't really bother me.

#12 Posted by vhold (502 posts) -

It's designed to be played over and over for faster times, which I'm probably not going to do, but if that's your kind of thing this appears to be the game for it.

#13 Posted by LassieME (244 posts) -

Saw this 2 days ago or something. Thought about buying it but ended up buying the GB version of Tetris instead. Looked kinda cool tho, but hearing you guys talk about how short it is kinda bums me out. I really hope we're gonna get this kinda lineups for 3DSware in the future tho.

#14 Posted by McBradders (161 posts) -

Grabbed it on a whim and am really enjoying it. Short or not, can't complain about the price.

#15 Edited by Kordesh (248 posts) -

I was eyeballing it yesterday but reviews seemed pretty consistent that you could blow through it in about an hour, and it encouraged quick play making it go even faster in some cases. The soundtrack is pretty fantastic though, so I might get it anyway even if I only plan to run through it once. It's a shame, because it seems like it would be super easy to recommend if there was just a little bit more content.

#16 Posted by MutenMiller (233 posts) -

Bought it on a whim based on the Wayforward name and how great the screenshots made it look. It's a lot of fun, but super short like everyone else said. But for the money maybe it's worth it? Depends how much you value that much moolah!

#17 Posted by vinsanityv22 (1066 posts) -

Totally worth the money. I just wonder what's there after you hit the par for every stage, which seems like it'll take awhile to do. Some of that stuff is nuts. Considering you get the "Block buster" Shot just for beating the game, I'm assuming beating all the par times will unlock something. Would be nice if it were more levels or something, but it's probably not that severe.

Great game though. Especially for the price. It's crazy that Shantae cost $12 on DSiware, but Mighty Switch Force is only about $6 on the eShop. Definitely not going to complain about the price!

#18 Posted by beard_of_zeus (1748 posts) -

Like people are saying, it's awesome, but pretty short. The graphics, 3D, and music are all top-notch. It's only $6 though, so I didn't mind at all!  Trying to beat all the par times adds a bit of length; some of those times are no fucking joke. I have about 3/4 of the levels finished better than par so far, I'm hoping there's a cool unlock after finishing them all.

#19 Posted by awadnin (293 posts) -

Yep this game is a fun to play, but i have issue with enemies they should be robots not demons, because robots are more suitable.

#20 Edited by TheLastOtaku (44 posts) -

I picked it up on Tuesday, but forgot to post about it until the Quick Look reminded me to. I love the music in the game, and the 3D is some of the best I have seen on a 3DS so far.

#21 Posted by Hailinel (25787 posts) -

I bought it earlier tonight. It looks, plays, and sounds great. Definitely worth the money.

This edit will also create new pages on Giant Bomb for:

Beware, you are proposing to add brand new pages to the wiki along with your edits. Make sure this is what you intended. This will likely increase the time it takes for your changes to go live.

Comment and Save

Until you earn 1000 points all your submissions need to be vetted by other Giant Bomb users. This process takes no more than a few hours and we'll send you an email once approved.