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Run The Fan

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Game Information

Available on:Nintendo SwitchJul 23, 2019

Developer: Silesia Games

Genre: Puzzle

The game consists of over 50 boards, and your goal is the same on each of them: to switch on the fan.

But to achieve that, you must do much more than just push the button!

There is a current generator on each of the boards, linked to the fan through a path. Problem is, the path is broken in several places!

To ensure that the current reaches the fan uninterrupted, you must create an electric arc wherever the circuit was damaged.

Seems complicated? Don't worry. No electrical know-how is required!

You just need to skillfully operate a metal ball and build electric arcs with it where needed. It's quite simple and intuitive.

Bear in mind that with each board comes with new challenges. Always start by planning your next move, then carefully execute it.

Good luck!


- the game was developed specifically with Nintendo Switch in mind
- it mixes puzzle and arcade game mechanics
- the game requires strategic planning, precision, and quick reflexes
- comfortable controls using the accelerometer
- dynamic score
- beautiful graphics, dynamic lights and special effects
- over 50 levels

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Pure Nintendo

7 / 10.0
Pure Nintendo

Overall, Run The Fan is an interesting approach to puzzle solving, but isn't completely rounded out with its' features. That said, it is definitely worth a look if you are in the market for another inexpensive puzzle-game.

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The Digital Fix

8 / 10.0
The Digital Fix

Run The Fan is a challenging and fun pick up and play puzzle game that is more about planning your next move than anything else. If you like puzzle games that test your wit and ability to execute difficult maneuvers under pressure, then this is a great game for you.

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Worth Playing

7.5 / 10.0
Worth Playing

Run the Fan does a good job of running with its concept. It's a simple game in execution, and it may not be the flashiest title, but it provides some good challenge without feeling impossible. It may not have anything beyond its campaign mode, but the level size is decent, and the fact that there's no other puzzle game like it on the Switch makes it intriguing. Given the title's very low price of $4, puzzle fans can enjoy Run The Fan as a good appetizer leading up to meatier puzzle fare.

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Video Chums

If you're looking for an enjoyable series of puzzles to work through then Run the Fan offers both challenging and satisfying gameplay.

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