Sunday, 1 December 2019

Asylum Reviews: REKT [Switch].

REKT!, developed by Little Chicken Game Company started out its life as an Android/iOS app, but feels fantastically suited to Nintendo Switch. Usually we find that games ported from mobile to console still carry a certain air to them that gives them a very “mobile” feel, but not REKT!, here it feels very much as if it was always meant to be played on Switch.

Art style is beautiful, with a very retro arcade feel. It has a simplistic style, but is still very aesthetically pleasing, with bright neon colours. The arenas feel very skate-park-like, with ramps and rails and a million and one things to jump off of. The whole aim of REKT is to rack up points from pulling off sick flips and stunts – without getting REKT! – to accumulate as high an overall score as possible. In order to have the points counted, you must land on your wheels. It’s reminiscent of Tony Hawk’s games, or Skate, in that way.

Now – the vehicles - so many unlockable vehicles. This is a great way to encourage you to keep playing, as it’s really fun to unlock them and add them to your collection. It even includes the Back to the Future Hoverboard! Further arenas can be unlocked using in-game currency, and this allows you to try out new areas and see what cool tricks you can manage. For every run you play, you are given three objectives which once achieved, reward you with the aforementioned currency, encouraging you to continue further runs to unlock even more stuff!

The controls feel very well done, again something that can often be a dead giveaway of a mobile-to-console port, and this enabled you to feel well connected to your vehicle and not have yourself frustrated over missing a trick due to bad controlling. Split-screen is an added option, which is fantastic as it opens up a whole new layer of play.

It’s got a whole lot of replayability, and for such a fantastically cheap price too at just £5.39 on the Nintendo eShop, so we’d highly recommend you give it a shot if you’re looking for something quick and fun to play on Switch.

In the end, we gave REKT the Collecting Asylum rating of 8/10.

Have you played REKT yet? What did you think of it?
Let us know in the comments below!

- V x

Thanks to Little Chicken for the REKT Switch review code!

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