So I don’t think I need to say it for the thousandth time, but I will anyway: the Switch is great. Play games on the go! Play them at home! Make sure you apply a screen protector because apparently the screen is made of delicate papyrus! It’s a great little system that’s especially great when paired with simpler games; we see this with titles like Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove, Blaster Master Zero and, lately, Slime-San, which has oozed its way onto the Switch.
As we mentioned in our initial review of the game, Slime-san is a frustration platformer along the lines of Super Meat Boy. You control the titular booger after he’s eaten by a giant worm; with your help, hopefully Slime-San won’t end up enzymed, though I guess slimes themselves might be a sort of enzyme? Who knows. Anyway, you’ve got stages to clear, and you’d better clear them fast before worm indigestion proves to be the end of Slime-San.
Anyway, this one’s all about running, jumping, wall-clinging and “morphing” to slip through walls and slow down Slime-San for precise movement. Red stuff will kill you, so don’t touch that, but green apples will unlock prizes so make sure to grab those. You’ll probably want to keep an eye out for other collectibles and secret areas as well. Collecting stuff unlocks stuff like new movement styles for Slime-San, customizable costumes for Slime-San and his bird buddy and even some arcade games. It’s a nice incentive to keep on keeping on.
Now it’s on the Switch, which is a fantastic console for indie titles and I’d like it very much if all indie devs just ported everything they made. Well, maybe not you walking sim guys, you can stay on Steam. Everyone else can come. The game’s simple, easy-to-follow graphics and engaging gameplay work well in both handheld and TV mode, and the pick-up-and-play appeal of the game translates fantastically to this format.
If you’ve not played Slime-San yet, here’s your chance! If you have and you just can’t get enough of its sticky, goopy gameplay, then the Switch is a great new home for our gloppy green hero. There’s really never enough games to play on this thing, so more goodies like Slime-San making their way to Nintendo’s hybrid device is certainly a positive.