Welcome to our Let’s Go Nuts review. Let’s Go Nuts is one of those games, you initially look at and think, meh, looks like a generic mobile game and admittedly that’s how I felt when I first laid my eyes on this title in a press release. Now I’ve played it, I’ve actually come to like it.
- Let’s Go Nuts
- Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PC
- Reviewed On: Nintendo Switch
- Developer: Beardedbrothers.games, Pineapple Works
- Publisher: Devjuice
- Multiplayer: Up to 4 Players Locally
- Available: 1st June 2018 (PC), 17th July 2019 (Nintendo Switch)
- Price: £9.99 (U.K), $9.99 (U.S)
- Age Rating: PEGI 3 (UK/EU), E (U.S)
- Review Code Provided
Let’s Go Nuts, really doesn’t have much of a story going on, in fact, the story you do get has no dialogue or real explanation, so as I’ve basically found, you’ll just be playing the game for the fun and nothing else.
Being a platformer, Let’s Go Nuts doesn’t really look much different to games such as the old generation Sonic and Mario games. You basically go from one side of a level to the other overcoming various obstacles on the way. There is one key mechanic, that actually separates it from the aforementioned classics and that is the ability to move things, specifically boxes and you don’t just move them for no real reason either. No, you move them to aid you in your traversing of each level and there’s a good reason you’ll be using them a lot. Basically, as you play Let’s Go Nuts, you’re also playing the floor is lava because you can’t touch the floor or you’ll be spawned back to the beginning of the level, unless you have passed a checkpoint flag, in that case, you get spawned back to that.
The whole the floor is lava thing this game has going on, really makes it much more challenging than most other platformers. Not only do you have to get to the end of the level and not touch the floor, but you also have to collect acorns, which are vastly scattered through each level and usually in easy places. Then there are gold acorns of which there are usually only a small number in each level, however, these are often tricky to reach, particularly when they are floating just above the floor. In this predicament, you’ll have to use your brain and navigate some of the moveable boxes into a position where it’s possible to hop on them to safely collect the golden acorn. Oh and all of this, while trying to beat the recommended time.
As you get further into the game you’ll start to come across different enemies, some of which require a good jump on the head to take out and some which require a bit more thinking, like using a heavy stone for example. If you’re expecting a challenge from these enemies, then you’ll be in for a rude awakening as they are all quite simple to take out once you know how to do it. Unfortunately, the enemies are a bit lame and seem to start feeling quite repetitive as you play.
Aswell a single-player mode, Let’s Go Nuts also features local multiplayer for up to 4 players, although in all honesty, I’ve been playing it as a single-player game since I got it. If you want to play with up to 3 other players, you’ll be happy to know you can as you help each other out whilst at the same time competing with each other to see who can finish quicker.
With 40 levels to play through and a challenge level that increases as you get further in, this game offers a lot. It also features an endless mode, where the goal is to just get as far as you possibly can. This mode offers some re-playability to a title, you may otherwise only play once.
In case you hadn’t guessed from the title, the character of the game is a cute looking squirrel and as you might expect you can customize him with little outfits, that do nothing other than change his appearance. These outfits are purchased using the acorns and golden acorns you acquire as you play the game.
In conclusion, Let’s Go Nuts is a rather fun little game. A lack of story and some rather dull enemies is a bit of a letdown, but other than that it’s much better than I had even expected before I went into it.
That concludes our Let’s Go Nuts Review. Let’s Go Nuts is available to purchase now on the Nintendo eShop and Steam. Unfortunately, Let’s Go Nuts does not allow in-game screenshots on the Switch, so all images posted are of stock screenshots taken from the PC version.