Circuit Dude is a sport from solo developer Jonathan Holmes which launched on Steam and cellular again in 2017. After luck on cellular and gentle luck on Steam, the puzzle sport is out now at the Nintendo Switch.
The sport is faintly paying homage to the 1989 vintage Chip’s Challenge, a release name for the Atari Lynx. Although Circuit Dude does proportion some characteristics with the unfashionable sport, it’s been modernized and streamlined for a modern target market.
Originally designed to paintings on cellular, the sport is a great are compatible for the Nintendo Switch. Each stage is compact and takes up a unmarried display. There are not any monsters or boobytraps, however moderately a sequence of difficult puzzles which contain hanging chips in the precise spots.
I performed this sport again in 2018 on cellular and were given caught across the 10th or 11th stage. It in reality is moderately difficult. I used to be reviewing the sport on-line and didn’t have the grit to hold on, however I will be able to consider that powering during the different ranges will really feel very rewarding.
The ranges are a mish-mash of conveyor belts, hindrances, and revolving gates – it’s like seeking to resolve the sector’s maximum tough Pokemon fitness center. Even even though the tile mechanics don’t pass a lot additional than that, it’s greater than difficult with even the ones restricted hindrances.
There are 120 ranges in general – an enormous quantity that can award even probably the most skilled puzzlers a number of dozen hours of gameplay. The previous few ranges are extortionately tough, and I by no means even got here with regards to finishing them.
Although difficult, the puzzles by no means really feel unfair. The sport is exact about methods to resolve every puzzle. Every answer is there. There is at all times an answer. You simply want to to find it.
In phrases of artwork taste and tune, the sport is a mixture of pixelated graphics and smoother spaces. It appears to be like excellent, and it’s a well-polished revel in that runs nicely on cellular, so will undoubtedly run nicely at the Switch.
The tune and sound results are immediate hits with a certain unfashionable really feel, however via the 10-hour mark, I will be able to consider it begins to get moderately repetitive. There isn’t a lot change-up to results or soundtrack, whilst you move additional into the sport.
Circuit Dude is out nowadays (September seventh) on Nintendo Switch.