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Gotta Protectors: Cart of Darkness

Ancient, 8-4
Apr 14, 2022 - Nintendo Switch
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

83

Top Critic Average

100%

Critics Recommend

GameSpot
8 / 10
Destructoid
8 / 10
Nintendo Life
9 / 10
NintendoWorldReport
8 / 10
Nintendo Blast
9 / 10
JRPG.moe
4.5 / 5
Siliconera
9 / 10
Thumbsticks
4 / 5
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Critic Reviews for Gotta Protectors: Cart of Darkness

Gotta Protectors is a sleeper hit that offers a delightful mix of retro aesthetics and action/strategy gameplay unlike anything else.

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Impressive efforts with a few noticeable problems holding them back. Won't astound everyone, but is worth your time and cash.

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The blend of all-out action, deep strategy, and Ancient's irreverent humour is as enjoyable as ever here, and smashing a huge castle-tank into evil things never stops being fun. Gotta Protectors: Cart of Darkness plays its story for laughs but the game itself is an expertly crafted challenge with lots to do and plenty more to keep coming back for.

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undefined.Gotta Protectors: Cart of Darkness is a delightfully unique twist on old-school retro brawlers that does enough to keep repetitive gameplay fresh enough, especially if you have friends to play with locally or online. It has a ton of content and a wild number of endearing collectables that should supply you (and hopefully your friends) with enough retro love letter magic to carry you right back in time to the 1980s and 1990s styles it evokes so wonderfully.

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Gotta Protectors: Cart of Darkness is a pleasant surprise and one of the best games released for the Switch this year. Its unique combination of tower defense and frantic action is nothing short of addicting and the great amount of content here present makes it a title to play over many weeks, months and even years. Adding online multiplayer and a heftier campaign are only the cherry on top of a cake that offers the right amount of nostalgia and novelty. Recommended.

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JRPG.moe

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JRPG.moe

Gotta Protectors: Cart of Darkness is an enjoyable and original concept, with an absurdly lavish localisation that perfectly translates the game’s goofy sense of humour. It’s righteous and riotous fun.

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Gotta Protectors: Cart of Darkness refines a gameplay system that was already great, and offers a ton of challenges to keep you busy! And hey, maybe this time, more players will be fortunate enough to discover it.

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Thumbsticks

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Thumbsticks

In so many ways, Gotta Protectors: Cart of Darkness is a frenetic, baffling, exhausting, draining experience. But, somehow, that’s not a criticism? You’ll come away feeling like you got hit by a train, but in a really positive, memorable way.

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