Genre: Action, Adventure, Indie, Racing
Developer: Vblank Entertainment, Inc.
Publisher: Vblank Entertainment, Inc.
Release Date: Jul 28, 2017
Available Platforms: Windows, Mac, Linux, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Playstation Vita, Nintendo Switch, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo Wii, iOS, Android
Reviewed Platforms: Nintendo Switch
The Nintendo Switch is affectionately referred to as the “indie machine”. Vblank Entertainment’s Retro City Rampage DX is a example of an excellent indie game on the Switch. While the core game has been updated (hence “DX” in the title) and ported to many platforms already, it is still a standout title on the Switch. It doesn’t do anything new or different than its other console counterparts, but its portability and home console duality lend the game to be played literally everywhere – and this is a game you want to play everywhere you can. Retro City Rampage DX is an homage to 80s games, movies, and music that doesn’t rely purely on its parody to be funny and interesting, it also has solid gameplay and mechanics to back it all up.