You can play the early stages with an analog stick or the unreliable D-Pad on the Switch Pro Controller, but before long you will need to make lightning quick directional decisions that are slightly better with the Joy-Con's directional buttons. It's not a major problem, but it's not great. If you're okay with that one potential drawback, it'd be hard not to recommend Pix the Cat for anyone who loves a good high score chase.
If you're a fan of the Geometry Wars games or other abstract dual-stick arcade shooters that take place in a rectangular playing field, you'll feel right at home here. It's not the most imaginative game I've played, but it definitely earns its keep with fun twists on an old, favorite concept. If you're looking for that itch on the go, Tachyon Project will get the job done.
The challenge can be overwhelming, and occasionally the save points are spaced a bit too far apart. Still, the skill development, open exploration, and side scrolling bow-and-arrow combat is worth checking out. It's not quite up to the level of other recent retro revivals like Shovel Knight or Blaster Master Zero, but if Zelda II is up your alley, Elliot Quest is worth a shot.
Maybe you'll find the remnants of an underground fortress. It may take a few hours to really understand what you're trying to do, but when you exit a cavern at sunrise next to a river and feel like you're truly inhabiting this world that is custom built just for you… there's really nothing else like it in gaming. It's not for everyone, but if it's for you, it's a gaming experience you won't likely forget.
Disney Infinity 3.0's Inside Out Playset is competent, and probably will be enjoyed by young kids who are excited to play as these characters. Unfortunately, as Nintendo fans who have been enjoying a glut of Mario games in recent years, this platforming action doesn't make the cut. It's a bit of Sadness and Anger all wrapped into one little package.
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze does not represent a particularly surprising title for Nintendo, and it may not be the title that pushes Wii U sales into the stratosphere, but it is another wonderful classic Nintendo game on a system slowly building a nice library.