New Super Lucky's Tale Reviews

New Super Lucky's Tale is ranked in the 73rd percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
10 / 10.0
Nov 18, 2019

Really though, when you love something this much, you just don’t ever want it to end. That is how I feel about New Super Lucky’s Tale. It is a PERFECT platformer game in a world already filled with Mario titles.

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10 / 10.0
Oct 6, 2020

New Super Lucky’s Tale perfectly executes what it proposes: a classic, simple, fun and inviting platform game for all audiences. The little ones will have fun with the charismatic characters and they will be challenged in the right measure, without compromising the fun. Adults will have a great option for those hours that we just want to enjoy a relaxed game and get away from the action of other titles. The original stages, the soundtrack and the diverse challenges help to keep the game fresh.

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9.5 / 10.0
Nov 8, 2019

New Super Lucky’s Tale takes what was originally a great platforming game and improves it exponentially to make it one of the most enthralling games currently available for the Switch.

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Nov 20, 2019

This has been one of the most refreshing and genuinely enjoyable gaming experiences of my year and a massive highlight. My hope for the future is we a get a sequel to this glorious gem, and that it will be twice as long, that was the only downside for me. It was over too soon! If you’re looking for a platformer to keep you entertained for 6-7 hours, then you really can’t go wrong with New Super Lucky’s Tale. A must-have for your Switch library!

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9 / 10.0
Dec 2, 2019

New Super Lucky’s Tale is one of the best 3D platforming games on the Switch today – the quality and presentation is Nintendo first-party level. If you’ve played the game previously on PC and/or the Xbox One, there’s so much more than simply ‘New’ added to the title as there are adjusted visuals, new skills, re-designed levels and hub areas, new cinematics, a rotatable camera, and even more precise controls. As a Switch owner, I’m glad this game was able to branch outside of the Xbox console exclusivity and I’m hoping, considering the game is so different to its initial release, that we’ll also get it on other platforms too. It may be quite easy for seasoned gamers but it’s just so much fun to play, everyone should buy it.

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Nov 20, 2019

Ultimately, as a fan of platformers, I really enjoyed New Super Lucky’s Tale. But since I enjoyed the game so much, I was also hoping for more longevity and more challenge. That said, this is a game that’s easy to recommend for pretty much everyone, even if they don’t think they’re good at platformers. For $39.99, there’s a very enjoyable experience here, albeit a brief one, taking me about 6-7 hours. I think New Super Lucky’s Tale is worth every penny, though if you want more content for your money, you might want to wait for a small sale. That said, I still am very glad I got to play this love letter to the platformer genre, and hope to see more in the future from Playful.

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9 / 10.0
Aug 26, 2020

If you can look past the few occasions of framerate issues and the absurd pricing difference for the digital PS4 version, New Super Lucky’s Tale is a magical adventure game which will suck you in and immerse you within its whimsical and adorable world. The gameplay is about as solid and responsive as you can get, offering various ways to play the many missions and mini-games, all held together with an interesting narrative which is told through imaginative characters and playful bosses. It’ll bring back nostalgic memories of games such as Super Mario 64 and Banjo-Kazooie, yet presented as a much more polished and vibrant experience. Don’t sit on this game, New Super Lucky’s Tale is a hidden gem which should be played by everyone, even if you played the original version three years ago (or should that be: especially if you played the original version three years ago!).

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8.9 / 10.0
Nov 6, 2019
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4.4 / 5.0
Nov 21, 2019

New Super Lucky's Tale is the kind of laid-back easy going game that can be enjoyed by anyone.

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Scarlet Bell
Top Critic
8.8 / 10.0
Nov 15, 2019

New Super Lucky's Tale is a game right at home on a Nintendo console. Featuring bright and colourful environments in a charming world full of life, it draws you in from the offset for an adventure I enjoyed more than some of Mario's. Though slightly frustrating for its loading times, it puts forward a great debut for the adventurous fox on the Switch, and I can only hope to see more down the line.

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9 / 10
Aug 21, 2020

New Super Lucky's Tale may not break new ground but it's an excellent example of a modern platformer, familiarity and all.

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8.5 / 10.0
Nov 8, 2019

From beginning to end, New Super Lucky’s Tale is a much more streamlined experience than the original. Any qualms I had with the original game have been rectified in this reimagined edition for Nintendo Switch. The game is oozing with charm and keeps you coming back. It’s a fun-filled experience that shouldn’t go unplayed by 3D platformer fans.

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8.5 / 10.0
Aug 21, 2020

New Super Lucky’s Tale is one of my all-time favourite 3D platformers. It’s happy, colourful and engaging for players of all ages and the controls are as tight as can be. If you’re a fan of the genre, you simply have to pick this up and give it a go!

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85 / 100
Aug 31, 2020

New Super Lucky's Tale is a great platform game for all ages. It has excellent gameplay and a great soundtrack. The biggest problem is its difficulty and maybe duration: besides being very easy (mainly for veterans of the 3D platform genre), the complete journey with 100% of the items does not take much time.

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4.25 / 5.0
Sep 11, 2020

Even with the excessive loading times, New Super Lucky’s Tale is a fun, lovable game that fans of platformers should jump into. The countless improvements made are well worth it (even the cornier dialogue), easily making this the best version of Lucky and his adventure. You’ll be ready to become the next great guardian in no time, but you’re great the way you are.

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8.4 / 10.0
Nov 7, 2019

New Super Lucky's Tale is the most refined version of the game to date. There's so many tweaks, additions and improvements to the game that it's perfect that it got the treatment it deserves when hopefully more people get their hands-on time with it. It's Conker's Good Fur Day. Any one who enjoys 3D platformers such as the typical Super Mario or Banjo-Kazooie should give this a look. The only downside is that it's easier, but that still doesn't mean it can't be fun with the tight controls and gameplay variety it has to back that up. New Super Lucky's Tale has been part of the resurgence of 3D platformers and I just hope it's enough to get a true sequel.

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83 / 100
Sep 2, 2020

New Super Lucky’s Tale is the best Lucky’s Tale title to date.

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81 / 100
Nov 9, 2019

New Super Lucky’s Tale delivers a platformer for the whole family to enjoy by being easy to play, visually appealing and introducing a new and clever mascot to the Nintendo faithful. I sure hope we get to see more of Lucky in the future.

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8 / 10
Nov 8, 2019

New Super Lucky's Tale isn't so much a port as the true definitive edition of the game. A number of improvements to the controls, frame rate, level design, and overall structure of the game has resulted in a title that completely surpasses its origins. It isn't challenging, or very long; but what is there is joyous, frivolous fun until the credits roll.

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David Flynn
Top Critic
80 / 100
Aug 20, 2020

New Super Lucky's Tale is a charming platforming with tons of variety in its theming and level design that, while short and easy, will put a smile on your face and remind you of classic platformers like Spyro the Dragon.

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