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3 Nov 2023

REVIEW: Dreamworks Trolls Remix Rescue on Nintendo Switch

Review by Jon Donnis
Trolls Remix Rescue is a delightful, family-friendly game for the Nintendo Switch that takes players on a musical adventure through the Troll Kingdom. Playing as beloved characters like Poppy, Branch, and Guy Diamond, you'll embark on a mission to save the kingdom from the melodic mastermind Chaz, who has cast a spell on the trolls with his smooth Jazz saxophone, turning them catatonic and causing them to grow mustaches. The game's quirky premise is sure to entertain and make kids laugh.

One of the standout features of the game is the impressive level of customization for your troll character. You can choose from a variety of hairstyles, facial features, outfits, and even select a feminine or masculine voice, allowing for loads of combination possibilities, since this is a game directed at kids, I am sure this element of customisation will be greatly enjoyed by the younger gamer. As you progress, you'll unlock additional clothing options and classic characters to play as, adding to the game's replay-ability.

The gameplay offers a mix of 3D platforming, combat, and rhythm-based mini-games, providing a well-rounded gaming experience. While the platforming aspect is fairly basic, there's room for improvement with additional skills like hair-whipping, swinging, and creating unique objects with troll magic. The inclusion of rhythm-based mini-games and boss fights set to the Trolls soundtrack adds an enjoyable variety to the game.

The game map is sprawling and divided into four regions, each featuring three different levels with unique themes and challenges. This ambition in level design keeps the gameplay engaging and prevents it from becoming monotonous. However, the level design could benefit from clearer navigation paths in some areas, as players might face challenges in finding their way forward, leading to frustration and backtracking.

One significant downside to "DreamWorks Trolls Remix Rescue" is the camera, which can be a major obstacle. It frequently zooms in too close to the character, obstructing your view of the surroundings. This issue can make precision platforming and navigating obstacles difficult, especially during 2D boss fights, which become unnecessarily challenging due to the problematic camera angles.

Despite its camera issues, "DreamWorks Trolls Remix Rescue" offers a solid family-friendly gaming experience. With fun character customization, a variety of gameplay elements, and the incorporation of the Trolls movie soundtrack, it has the potential to entertain players of all ages. The addition of local multiplayer for up to four players makes it a great choice for family gaming sessions. Overall, "DreamWorks Trolls Remix Rescue" is a charming game, scoring a 7 out of 10, but it could achieve even higher ratings with some camera and navigation improvements.

Out Now on Nintendo Switch

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