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Swap This! brings a puzzle game to the Nintendo Switch that does a good job at keeping players amused for short gaming sessions, especially when using the system's touch screen. The game loses appeal when played on a television screen, however, and it can feel too repetitive on a short-term basis.
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If you're looking for a fun puzzle game that can conveniently be played with a touch screen only, no Joy-Con needed, Swap This! will provide at least a good couple of hours of fun.
Of course, it's also "just" another match-4 title, and perhaps that's why the developers didn't feel like putting the price up to something more appropriate to the size of the game. Lucky us, then; because while Swap This! is by no means going to end up on anyone's favourite games of all time lists, it's bright, pleasant, and perfect for those times that you do want a quick burst of puzzle action. And all for the cost of candy bar.
It's easy to recommend Swap This! on Nintendo Switch. It's fast-paced arcade-style gameplay mechanics, and four different modes have a lot of content to offer for this budget $1.19 release. The Puzzle mode alone is well worth the asking price, and when you add in the other three modes on top of that one, then buying this is a no-brainer. Go get it today!
All and all, this is just a simple puzzle game for some younger player to dive into and get an experience for the genre themselves. If you're more of a puzzle veteran, I'd suggest possibly meeting up with a local archaeologist to discuss puzzles and leave this title to the youngsters.
Unfortunately, Swap This!, like most matching puzzle games, is exactly that: just a matching puzzle game. It looks good, it will satisfy your need for something fun and casual-friendly, and it carries a killer price... but don't expect something more out of it.
Swap This! is an adorably cute puzzler that’s quick to pick up but like all smartphone games won’t hold your attention for too long. At less than the price of a cup of coffee though you’ll have a hard time finding a game on the Switch that’s as charming or enjoyable for less.