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FUZE4 Nintendo Switch Review

Welcome to our FUZE4 Nintendo Switch review. Fuze4 Nintendo Switch isn’t a game, it’s a tool designed to help you program games from your Nintendo Switch. Not only can you program games, but you can also share your creations with friends.

  • Fuze4 Nintendo Switch
  • Platforms: Nintendo Switch
  • Reviewed On: Nintendo Switch
  • Developer: Fuze Technologies
  • Publisher: Fuze Technologies
  • Multiplayer: None
  • Available: 30th August 2019
  • Price: £29.99 (U.K), $39.99 (U.S)
  • Age Rating: PEGI 3 (UK/EU), E10+ (U.S)
  • Review Code Provided

Designed for the Nintendo Switch, Fuze 4 is a front room-based gateway that opens up the endless world of game development without the need for a PC. A strong development team consisting of gamers, educators, programmers, and artists worked tiredly to produce something that can be used by both professionals and people with very little coding knowledge.

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Fuze4’s main menu.

That’s not to say it will be an easy thing to master, especially for people of very little coding knowledge as there’s a lot of learning to be done, luckily the application contains tutorials in the form of text packages. Since this is all about coding, there’s a lot you’ll have to learn such as loops, values, statements, and structures and believe you me, before I tried this I had no idea what any of that meant.

As you work your way through the tutorials you’ll steadily become familiar with everything, thanks to the clear and concise way in which the tutorials have been written. You’ll start off by gently being eased into basic functions before eventually moving onto the more advanced stuff such as input commands.

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A coding screen from Fuze4.

Once you’ve grasped all of that you start to add backgrounds, audio, animations and so much more. If you stick with it, you’ll have your own game up and playable in no time. A feat that will make you proud of all that hard work you put into studying.

The application also comes with quite a few example apps/games that you can play or edit to your heart’s content. Editing these games is a real good way to put your skills to the test, but if you mess up you’ll render them unplayable. Luckily you can just reset them in that case and try again. The included games aren’t really anything too special and are there as more of a tech demo of what you can do with Fuze4 if you set your mind to it.

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Just one of the already available games to try out and edit.

Anything you can dream of, you can make with Fuze4 as it allows you to produce simple text-based games 2D style games and even 3D games. There’s a whole world of possibilities just waiting to be explored with this application.

Since coding would be a nightmare on the Switch’s touchscreen for some people, the developers have included USB keyboard support for both docked mode and tabletop mode. This makes for faster and more accurate coding without none of the hassles of tiny touchscreen keys.

A vast library of assets is available immediately for you you to use in your creations, making the job that much easier. You can choose from sprites, audio, and level assets amongst many other things. All of this can simply be placed within your code as you wish.

In conclusion, Fuze4 Nintendo Switch is definitely a good choice for anyone looking to code and program their own games from the comfort of their living room, or thanks to the Switch’s portability, on the go. If you’re just looking for a game to play, then you’ll want to look elsewhere as this takes a lot of patience and learning to do.

That concludes our Fuze4 Nintendo Switch review. To purchase this application and begin coding your own games, check out the links below.

eShop U.K

eShop U.S

Dominic_Chapman
I am a reviewer based in the North of England, I have been writing reviews since 2015. I have recently written reviews on another site that I had co-founded. I started Northern Reviewer as a solo experience based on my previous website experience, which was literally none other than writing reviews and doing a few changes here and there behind the scenes. In May 2019, I co-founded the sister site to Northern Reviewer, Northern Gamer, along with Chris Bracewell.