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Rive: Ultimate Edition

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Available on:Nintendo SwitchNov 17, 2017

Developer: Two Tribes

Genres: Action, Platformer

Infiltrate a ruined starship and start causing chaos in RIVE: Ultimate Edition, a sci-fi twin-stick shooter for Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch that combines exploration, platforming and intense fast-paced action at a deliciously smooth 60 frames per second! Pilot your spacecraft through the depths of a derelict vessel that’s home to underwater labyrinths, functioning train lines and hundreds of robotic enemies, all ready to blow your craft to pieces over and over from every angle! Dodge incoming shots, use your double jump to narrowly avoid lasers, and unleash your own firepower in 360 degrees! Toss an electro-magnetic pulse grenade in front of enemy bots to sneak by undetected, or launch homing missiles to turn them into piles of scrap metal. If you can’t blast it, hack it! Scan and reprogram nearby bots to alter their behaviour so that they will assist you…temporarily. These new allies can open doors, repair your armour and even fight alongside you as you take on colossal bosses complete with their own overwhelming life bars! Collect new hacks and use them to discover new shortcuts and explore areas previously out of your reach. Unlock new challenging ways to play RIVE: Ultimate Edition’s campaign: try to beat the game as quickly as you can in Speedrun mode or see how long you can survive in Single-Credit mode. There's also online leaderboards for all modes and missions. Lock and upload! RIVE: Ultimate Edition is a metal-wrecking, robot-hacking game with old-school gaming values with a decidedly new-school execution, exclusively on Nintendo Switch.

Rive: Ultimate Edition Critic Reviews

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The best version of this game comes to Nintendo Switch with lots of new gameplay mechanics and having the same essence as the original versions. Great game for the fans of the genre.

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RIVE features an addictive and fluid gameplay that will keep the players focused for long hours around the game's very demanding difficulty level and its high-level audiovisual presentation. Playing RIVE is a highly satisfying experience that is more than recommended to everyone without any reservations regarding their preferences.

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All told, RIVE is a fantastic addition to the Switch eShop and stands as an amazing twin-stick shooter. Incredible presentation, tight gameplay, high difficulty, and lots of replayability combine for an unforgettable experience that we would highly recommend you check out. Two Tribes has outdone itself with its final game and although the company will be sadly missed, it couldn't have gone out with more of a bang.

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Basically, Rive is pure 16-bit action from back when console games were still balanced between the arcade and more modern-style adventures.

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