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This is such a cool idea. It's a pinball game but done in an adventure style with a whole world to explore. The last time I played something like this, it was Sonic Spinball and that was still just vertical boards like an actual pinball game.

I know there are a lot of fans of pinball games on Switch and other consoles. I urge you to go give this a try.

So far I've been really enjoying the exploration and the art direction.

Anyone else playing this?

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Posted: 06/01/18, 04:20:28  - Edited by 
 on: 06/03/18, 07:32:17
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Yeah, I got a code from NWR before the game's release, and Karen and I just devoured the game. We couldn't get enough of the art, the characters, the humorous dialogue. Karen especially appreciated that you can't die in it.

I was surprised by the difficulty of some puzzles: the game doesn't always make clear what's important to pay attention to. Just a warning for you guys out there. The dyes for your ball aren't just cosmetic.

Our save file is at 100% completion after, I dunno, probably over a dozen hours of playtime? Definitely recommended.
Posted: 06/05/18, 22:58:26
I've been hovering over the purchase button for this for a couple days. Perhaps I'll give it a go.
Posted: 06/05/18, 23:03:19
This game looks really fun. The physics seem a bit off in the videos, though. Are they consistent? Does it feel like pinball?
Posted: 06/06/18, 00:27:32  - Edited by 
 on: 06/06/18, 00:28:12
@Anand

Absolutely! A couple spots the game ensures you make it through a motion so things aren't broken but that doesn't hurt things and it's only when traveling intentionally long distances.

@ploot

You won't be disappointed!
Posted: 06/06/18, 04:28:33
Cutesy, lush pinball Metroidvania sounds like it would be quirky enough to be right up my alley, so I ordered a copy just now. Looking forward to trying it out!
Posted: 06/21/18, 16:47:55
Pinball and Metroidvanias are two of my favorite things, so this is definitely happening... after Hollow Knight.
Posted: 06/21/18, 23:46:38
This looks dang fun (and that music! Woo!) so I will have to keep an eye on any sales and/or get some actual income to give it a go. Thanks for the heads up!
Posted: 06/21/18, 23:55:31
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