December 1, 2020 7:19 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Hey folks, welcome to the feature series we call “EXPlay.” A series of feature articles where we share our experience on games we’ve recently played in the form of written views and captured gameplay footage. In this instalment, we’re all about Cake Bash by developer High Tea Frog.

EXPlay Cake Bash: (Nintendo Switch)

It’s time to give the term “Birthday Bash” a whole new meaning as cupcakes and all manner of pastries embark on an epic quest to bash each other and have a lot of fun. Developed by High Tea Frog and published by Coatsink Software, Cake Bash is a new multiplayer, party game where players take control over various cakes and treats and attempt to find out just who is the tastiest one of them all.

With five different environments to discover, various fun minigames that will have players trying to escape forks, stealing sparklers and even throwing fruit into a pie, it’s madness galore at every turn and just in case the game’s variety of base-game characters aren’t enough, there are plenty to unlock, just by playing through the main Get Tasty campaign over and over. What’s more, it is puns galore that are as sweet as pie and on no circumstances, ever fall into Dad jokes territory.

The art style might be a turn-off at first, but don’t make a hasty decision just yet, the chosen art style can quickly grow on you and the more toppings your preferred character has on them, the more overall points you earn, and the tastier you’ll look, which is very important if you wish for your treat to be the top contender to please the customer that is due to come into the store and purchase only the tastiest of all tasty delights.

Being number one isn’t easy and you’ll certainly have your work cut out for you to succeed, regardless of whether you’re playing against friends, playing against oven-baked bots or trying your luck online and just in case it’s more than fun in its simple, yet pure form you’re after, than get ready to say hello to a whole host of collectibles and unlockables that can easily see you investing quite a bit of time and effort if you wish to sample all that Cake Bash has to offer.

You will come for the chaos infused gameplay and stay for the sticky sights and treats as you strive to prove once and for all, just which treat really is the tastiest and best one of them all. Will doughnuts come out on top? Do eclairs have the advantage or is all of that precisely what french fancies wants them both to think. The battle for treat supremacy starts here and the only thing hotter than the battles, is the oven that was used to bake these badass tasties.

Just because Cake Bash might look like a taste test compared to the likes of the much larger, content-packed Super Mario Party, by no means does that give one permission to sleep on it, because for starters, you will wake up with cake on your face and two, sometimes good things come in small sizes and Cake Bash is living proof of that. It’s a delightfully tasty title made with love and it’s got my stomach rumbling, wanting more.

EXPlay Cake Bash Gameplay:

Game Specifics:

Developer: High Tea Frog
Publisher: Coatsink Software
Platform: Nintendo Switch (eShop)
Category: Fighting, Arcade, Party, Multiplayer
No. of Players: up to 4 players
Release Date: November 19, 2020 (EU & NA)
Price: $19.99
File Size: 1.2 GB Listing

Thank you for reading our EXPlay on Cake Bash. We hope that you find it useful in your decision in picking up the game for yourself. While there are a lot of hidden gems on the Nintendo Switch and a fair number of duds, we’ll leave it to you to decide whether a game is for you or not.

After all, we can’t tell you what games you might like or not like, only what games we like. So, this condensed overview is simply to shine a light on some games that might have been missed on your radar. If you wish to share your own thoughts with us, please be sure to leave them in the comments below.


Until Next Time, Keep On Gaming!

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This post was written by Jack Longman

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