Wednesday, December 8th, 2021

My Singing Monsters Playground Review (Switch)

Party games are relaxing on the switch. With the recent launch of games like Mario Party Superstars and Fisty Fluffs, it feels like there’s always something new to play within the multiplayer genre. Throw a hat into the ring My Singing Monsters Playground shares much of the same DNA as Nintendo’s own Mario Party series, with lots of mini-games to enjoy with friends and family. However, it feels like a bit of a painful experience due to the lack of comprehensive campaigns and structures to put together mini-games.

Based on the hugely successful mobile franchise, My Singing Monsters Playground features a cast. monster.. It’s a cute and cute monster that looks like it’s heading for Cindig with Mike Wazowski, rather than a monster that haunts dreams or hides under the bed. Each time you launch the game, you will be given the option to select the number of competing players (up to 4) before selecting the 7 different monster designs. Our personal favorite is fur corn. Fur cones look like furry beans with legs and twigs sticking out of their heads.

Dive into the world of a small hub with other competitors, with one of three modes to choose from: solo gauntlets, tournaments and free play. With Solo Gauntlets, you have to come first in the selection of linear mini-games, and if you fail at any point, the game ends. This is a great mode for anyone after experiencing single player, and the impressive competitor AI makes a lot of fun.

Tournaments and free play make up the game’s multiplayer offering, but you can also play them solo. In the tournament, you have the option to set the number of games, including 10, 15, and 20, and each player chooses a mini-game in turn from three choices. If you win the match, you will receive diamonds, the first person will get 3 and the second person will get 2. Accumulating diamonds during a match ultimately determines who the champion is.

Free play sounds just like that. You have the freedom to choose which mini-game to play, so you can choose exactly which mini-game you enjoy the most and avoid some of the substandard options. However, keep in mind that you must play each mini-game at least once in either solo gauntlet mode or tournament mode to be able to select in free play mode.

There are 25 mini-games in all. A decent choice with amazing variety. The games can be divided into three categories: Free for All, 2 v 2, 1 v 3. Free for all is, of course, most likely to be in complete turmoil and has real meaning.Takeshi’s Castle‘Atmosphere with several choices. One of our favorites is one of the simplest by design. In a small circular arena, hot pipes rotate around it, much like a clock face. Your goal is to jump over the pipe when it’s rushing towards you and simply avoid it. Monitoring this is the key to victory, as the pipe can be stopped and turned at any time.

Other outstanding mini-games include Thumpede, a simple obstacle course filled with slime and rock, or lava by hitting them in the direction of the enemy with a front-facing metal shield. There is Molten Madness who needs to avoid the ball.Small mini-games aren’t always poorly designed, but they’re generally a bit more stereotyped, dare to say a little. bored Compared to their more skilled counterparts. Examples include Monster Rally, Bog’s standard kart racing game with a bird’s-eye view, and Snow Brawl, which is essentially a dodgeball game but requires a tremendous level of precision to succeed.

But overall, of the 25 games available, there are other games that are worth the time. Unfortunately, there is nothing more than a mini-game that connects the entire experience. There are no board games or comprehensive campaigns of any kind. This is fine after a few short multiplayer sessions here and there, but after making a few selections, it feels like you’re already maximizing the life potential of your game.

In terms of visuals and performance, the game has a great child-friendly aesthetic. As mentioned earlier, it fits nicely into a particular Pixar animated movie, and each monster design has its own quirky character. The frame rate is a bit of a hit and a mistake. You’ll stick at a steady pace for the most part, but in some of the more chaotic games you’ll definitely notice a drop in quality. Moreover, given that the world of hubs is just the starting point for the three modes of the game, frame rates are expected to be a bit smoother here.

Conclusion

If you enjoy party games but aren’t too keen on the board game mechanics found in titles like Mario Party Superstars, My Singing Monsters Playground is more streamlined, purely focused on the mini-games themselves. Provides an experience. Young gamer. However, if you’re looking for a richer experience, the lack of a comprehensive campaign will shorten the overall life of the game. Frame rates are struggling with some of the more chaotic mini-games, but in most cases the developer’s Big Blue Bubble has created a great addition to the party genre here.