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The Stretchers

Tarsier Studios, Nintendo
Nov 8, 2019 - Nintendo Switch

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Critics Recommend

7 / 10
Game Revolution
4 / 5
God is a Geek
8 / 10
70 / 100
8 / 10
Nintendo Life
8 / 10
Critical Hit
8 / 10
6.5 / 10
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The Stretchers – Launch Trailer – Nintendo Switch

Critic Reviews for The Stretchers

But honestly, that's a frustration worth enduring because of how amusing experience this can be. While I wouldn't say the single-player option is an afterthought, it's quite evident The Stretchers is made to be played with another person. Or even a group of people as you gather around the telly to find out which of your friends are really in sync with one another. That's when it's at its best; so grab a friend, split those Joy-Con, and try not to lose your cool when the two of you can't seem to figure out how to mow a lawn together.

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A blast whether you play it by yourself or with a friend, The Stretchers is bound to put a smile on the face of anyone that plays it and showcases how talented a developer Tarsier Studios is.

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There's a charming aesthetic to The Stretchers, bright and colourful and aimed squarely at kids, but the slapstick, ragdoll humour will appeal to grown-ups too

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The Stretchers may not be the deepest experience, but its creativity comes through in spades, giving you a great challenge to experience with a friend. Its solo mode doesn't function well, the game is overall fairly short, and the controls are not always reliable, but the game manages to pack so much into its runtime that you may not find yourself caring.

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The Stretchers is yet another little gem for Switch born from the collaboration between Nintendo and Western independent studios.

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The Stretchers is an unexpected delight, dropping on to the eShop without warning and perfectly timed to brighten up the long, dark winter days ahead.

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The Stretchers is a deceptively simple co-op game that manages to be fun for every second of it's brief run time, delivering interesting levels and hilarious chaos as your shout at your partner (or left hand) to just pick up the damn stretcher

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The Stretchers is an entertaining co-op game that needs to offer more fun outside of its story mode.

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Little Nightmares' Tarsier Studios Acquired by THQ Nordic's Parent Company

Little Nightmares' Tarsier Studios Acquired by THQ Nordic's Parent Company

Tarsier Studios, the 65-person team behind games such as Little Nightmares and The Stretchers, has been acquired by the ownership group once known as THQ Nordic AB.

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