Welcome to EXPlay, (Explain & Play) the review series where we care not for scores but tell it how it is when it comes to every game we get our hands on, whilst also taking the time to include some lengthy gameplay, to give you the reader, the chance to shape your own impressions and views whilst watching and reading. In this installment, we’re covering Double Pug Switch by developer Apriori Digital.
Double Pug Switch: (The Explanation)
Double Pug Switch casts you as Otis, a pug, that after an unfortunate laboratory accident causes Otis to switch dimensions. The game is an on-rails endless runner where you need to switch between the dimensions to avoid traps and hazards while also revealing platforms you can run across.
In typical endless platforming games, you work left to right with precision jumping, collecting coins, and reaching the end of the levels. Most levels have two or three waypoints that allow you to respawn quickly and get back into the running.
Levels end when you reach the portal at the end and sends you to the next level where you repeat the running and alternating between dimensions. There are boss battles that require jumping of missiles and projectiles from time to time that will test your ability to memorize patterns and defeat the evil cat boss.
Gold and purple coins found within each level can be used to upgrade Otis and some limited abilities, as well as buying a variety of hats to change Otis’ look. Double Pug Switch requires an amount of patience and precision that oftentimes I do not have the ability for. The difficulty ramps up quickly after the first ten levels or so and keeps getting more difficult from there. If you like endless runners you may find fun in Double Pug Switch. For me though, after failing and having to restart levels over and over again I didn’t care much for the gameplay and repetitive nature of Double Pug Switch.
Double Pug Switch has a colorful and vibrant art style. The animation reminds me of a Saturday morning cartoon or 2000s-era Flash animation. The levels have a variety of effects and traps within them keep the levels unique. There’s not enough to keep me coming back to Double Pug Switch, though endless runner fans will have a lot to do here to gather coins for costumes and reach the end of each level.
Double Pug Switch: (The Gameplay)
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Developer: Apriori Digital
Publisher: Apriori Digital
Platform: Nintendo Switch (eShop)
Category: Platformer, Arcade
No. of Players: 1 player
Release Date: October 22, 2020 (EU & NA)
File Size: 657 MB
This post was written by jonathanober