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Mineko’s Night Market Review

Mineko’s Night Market

Release: October 26, 2023
Publisher: Humble Games
Developer: Meowza Games
Genre: Adventure, Genres, Indie, Nintendo Switch Categories, Sim, Simulation, Switch Reviews, Video


Great About Rating
8.5 - Gameplay
8.5 - Video
8.5 - Audio

Welcome to the Night Market. You can sell anything here, though the customers especially love things that are homemade. After selling your wares, you can visit the other stalls and take part in the night’s main event. And on days without a Night Market, you’ll find lots of things to unlock and new areas to visit. Mineko’s Night Market is ready for you. So is our review of the game for Nintendo Switch!

Mineko’s Night Market stars Minkeo, a little girl who has just moved to a new village with her father. She is quickly introduced to the concept of the Saturday Night Market, a place where she can sell things that she’s made or found. She also meets her new best friend Boco, who introduces her to the mysterious black suit agents and their cruel cat caging mission.

Minkeo sets about rescuing cats, making and selling things, and much more. The story in Mineko’s Night Market unfolds as you unlock new things in the game and upgrade the Night Market. Its a pretty cute story and of course the gameplay is just as cute and its also super addictive.

In this game, you’ll craft new items and also unlock fishing, mining, chopping trees, and much more. There’s so much to see and do in Mineko’s Night Market. You won’t want to quit this game. You’ll find yourself wanting to play one more day; days work much like Harvest Moon and not in real time. The only thing that holds you a back a bit each day is your stamina hearts. You start out with one and you’ll get more as the game progresses.


You can eat or drink three things a day to refill the hearts a little but then you’ll have to get yourself to the next day. Even small things like picking up flowers can run down your stamina hearts. We wish the hearts weren’t a thing in this game. Instead, just having time pass and Mineko going to bed when its late would’ve been better. Still, the game is so addictive and you’ll just keep on going as much as you can.

Mineko’s Night Market is a pretty great game overall. Though, unfortunately, the game has a couple big problems on Nintendo Switch. Sometimes the load times in this game are really long and sometimes the game will pause as if its freezing. Most of the time, the game will unfreeze and go back to the game. It did freeze up once and we had to quit the game. Then we had to redo the Night Market that had almost finished…

Despite these loading and freezing problems, Mineko’s Night Market is a lot of fun. It controls well on the Switch and there’s just a lot to do. Its a cute looking game too.


Mineko’s Night Market has super cute graphics that are very detailed and each of the characters and areas in the game are unique and interesting. This is a very good looking game that also happens to be one of the most addictive games we’ve played on Switch lately.

Mineko’s Night Market is really cute, addictive gameplay that fans of games like Harvest Moon and Animal Crossing should really enjoy. There’s so much to do and see in this game. You just want to keep playing and seeing what every day will bring and what the next Night Market will be like. If only the game didn’t have long load times and game freezing, Mineko’s Night Market would be a very high recommendation. Even with these problems, if you love the simulation genre and cute things, you should check this game out. This is such a wonderfully addictive game and hopefully a performance patch will come along that makes the game run more smoothly. Now if you’ll excuse us, we want to get back to the Market.

Thank you to Humble Games for providing a digital code for this game. Mineko’s Night Market is now available on the Nintendo Switch eshop!



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blank 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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