Nintendo systems have usually been the location for platformers, and the Switch eShop offerings only cement this concept. Button Button Up! is 1 of the a lot of platformers out there, and from 1st glance, 1 of the extra charming ones.
The developer, Centrosphere, Games is not kidding about the name either. The stars of this distinct platformer are actual buttons, cross-stitch and all. These buttons do what most simple platformer protagonists do they jump, they hit switches, and generally do all they can to overcome obstacles in attempts to get to the proverbial flag pole finish of the level.
Like actual buttons, they can fasten themselves in midair by their string. Buttons can also fasten themselves to moving obstacles such as revolving ferris wheels in order to attain new heights or to shield fellow buttons from lasers, rays, and other destructive forces. Yes, in spite of playing as a single colour button in just about every level, other colors normally join in to enable you in your quest.
And what do you do in your quest? You gather. Scraps of cloth, needles, and even magical rainbow buttons can be turned in for all manner of outfits and accessories for your round heroes.
The game’s higher point is quickly its visuals. For a game that expenses a small extra than drive-thru lunch, it shoves really a bit of detail into its surroundings. The levels—which ran the gamut from library bookshelves to haunted houses—were brimming with character and vibrancy.
Sadly, in spite of the glamorous backdrops, the platforming and puzzle-solving felt like a bit of an afterthought. Levels are all fairly lengthy. If I had to quantify it, visualize most to be twice the size of a Super Mario Globe stage. The tragic element is they somehow felt even longer nevertheless mainly because of how monotonous they have been.
Calling any element in Button Button Up! “Bad” would be a total misnomer. There’s nevertheless a lot right here if there’s a platforming itch you will need scratching, not to mention the numerous collectible accessories to nab present a lot of replay worth if you are into the entire completionist issue. If something, Button Button Up! is in quick, a lovely seeking slog.