It’s alive! It’s allllive. What’s alive? The spaghetti. Yes the piece of spaghetti is alive! Join us, if you dare, for our review of Freddy Spaghetti for the Nintendo Switch!
Freddy Spaghetti is a video game about a piece of spaghetti that is alive. It doesn’t talk but it moves and seems to have a mind of its own. Thats the concept for this video game.
You will either think its a totally goofy and charming concept or completely stupid.
I think it comes off as goofy and charming. I like the concept and the narration that goes with it. Its a unique concept and I really wanted to like it more.
Unfortunately, Freddy Spaghetti’s controls get in the way of it being a good game. Freddy tries to make its controls as unique as its concept and instead its frustrating and almost unplayable.
Freddy Spaghetti’s levels are broken up into short challenges. To move Freddy around, you have to use the L and R button on your controllers. Hold the buttons to have Freddy jump forward and use the analog stick to point him in the direction you want.
This means that Freddy moves around levels slowly. Mae one mistake and you have to get him turned around or just start the level again. If you’re not frustrated by this control scheme right away, then you have the patience of a saint.
Oh and don’t even get me started on how Freddy sometimes gets caught on parts of the environment and then you have to start the whole level over…
I do think the game’s graphics are not bad though. Actually everything about this game is not bad…until you actually start playing it.
Freddy Spaghetti could’ve been a really good game. I’m not sure it could’ve been a great game given the concept. Maybe it just could’ve been good though. I don’t think Freddy Spaghetti is the worst game I’ve ever played but its disappointing that it wasn’t better.
Still, I could see someone with a lot of patience who is up for a challenge and likes the concept, actually enjoying this game. Stranger things, like living spaghetti, have happened.
Thanks to Ratalaika Games for providing a digital code for this review. Freddy Spaghetti is currently available in the Nintendo Switch eshop.