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Saturday Morning RPG Review

Saturday Morning RPG

Release: 26/04/2018
Publisher: Limited Run Games
Developer: Joystick Labs LLC
Genre: Adventure, Indie, Nintendo Switch Categories, Role-playing, Switch Reviews
PEGI: 10+
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G.I. Joe, Transformers, Thundercats, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Looney Tunes, and so many more cartoons are relics of my past, though I still think about most of them till this day. So when a game comes along thats obviously a love letter to those cartoons of old, well, I’m more than interested in it. Saturday Morning RPG for the Nintendo Switch is that game. But is it a good game or just pure nostalgia?

Saturday Morning RPG’s story is seperated into “episodes”. Each episode has its own story, however there are connective story bits throughout the episodes. Basically, a decision you made in an earlier episode may comeback to haunt you in a later episode.

Saturday Morning RPG’s stories are pretty lighthearted and very Saturday Morning cartoon-like. These stories are a lot of fun. As someone who grew up watching Saturday Morning cartoons, I have enjoyed the stories in this game.

And I love that your overall progress, such as levels and items, carry over from episode to episode. While each episode is seperate, you really do feel like you are getting a full game here. The game is really fun to play too.

The actual gameplay of Saturday Morning RPG reminds me of the Paper Mario franchise.

Much like early Paper Mario games, Saturday Morning RPG has no overworld map and you travel from one area to the next by walking (or by other means) from connected areas. The exploration in this game is a lot of fun and then are even some unique puzzles to solve once and awhile.

You also see the enemies in each area, so there is no random battles in this game. The battle system is, without a doubt, my favorite part of Saturday Morning RPG.

The battle system has a slight Sticker Star vibe, though its so much better than that game. The items that you use in battle have surprising effects and delight me each time I use them.

Saturday Morning RPG has a turn-based battle system, athough some of the items you use will have you pressing a button to give them power against the enemy. Also if you press A at the right moment when an enemy attacks you, you’ll defend an attack and take less damage. Saturday Morning RPG’s battle system is great during the story mode and if you can’t get enough of it, you should check out Endless (battle) mode and the Arena mode too.

The controls on this game are pretty good, especially in portable mode where you can use the touch screen and button controls. The touch screen controls work for almost everything and work well too. I think a combination of the buttons and touch screen work best though.

Scratching the stickers before battles is a lot easier when you use the touch screen rather than the buttons. I do recommend playing this game in portable mode for the best Saturday Morning RPG experiance!

Saturday Morning RPG is a fantastic game. The gameplay is fun, the controls are really good, and the graphics are an absolute blast from the past.

Saturday Morning RPG has the look of a Saturday Morning cartoon at times and it also has the look of a Paper Mario game. All of the characters in this game are 2D and flat. They are all walking around in a 3D enviorment.

I love the enviorments in this game. There are so very detailed. Even the battles in this game have their own unique and random feel to them.

Easter Eggs are everywhere in this game. The visuals are a real treat for fans of Saturday Morning cartoons!

As for the music in this game, there isn’t much variety but whats presented in the game is pretty good and never gets annoying. The sound effects are very good too.

Overall, Saturday Morning RPG is one of the best rpgs currently available for the Nintendo Switch eshop.

Saturday Morning RPG is wonderful game, especially if you love old Saturday morning cartoons and/or have a love for Paper Mario. This game never takes itself seriously, its all about fun and surprises and goofy easter eggs. I just love this game. I am so addicted to it. I hope that Saturday Morning RPG sells a bunch on the Nintendo Switch because I want to see a sequel. We need more fun turn-based rpgs.

Saturday Morning RPG is a can’t miss on the Nintendo Switch eshop. Go get it now!

Thanks to Limited Run Games for providing a review copy of this game. Saturday Morning RPG is out now for the Nintendo Switch eshop!

 

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Daniel Fugate has wanted to be a writer since he was seven years old. He has a bachelor's degree in English and he's a huge Animal Crossing fan. The Wii U and 3DS are currently his favorite video game systems!

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