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Dodo Peak

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Available on:Nintendo SwitchJul 31, 2020

Publisher: Screenwave Media

Genres: Arcade, Puzzle

Play as a dodo bird to find and rescue your lost babies from a series of dangerous peaks. Maneuver them home while avoiding obstacles and enemies! Dodo Peak is a throwback to the classic arcade platformers of the past with a modern twist. Collect coins, dodge sneaky snakes, avoid malevolent monkeys, grab power-ups for extra speed or super strength, and strive for the best time across a stunning variety of handcrafted islands. As your pack grows, so does the challenge in bringing them home! FEATURES: - Beautiful handcrafted levels with unique layouts, goals, and enemies. - Simple controls anyone can learn, with plenty of challenging levels as you grow your skills. - Play across tropical islands, dangerous volcanoes, and other wondrous environments. - Unlock funny and unique new dodos by beating levels and collecting coins. - Perfect for short play sessions on the bus or longer play times on your couch. - Compete to finish levels the fastest on in-game leaderboards or try your hand at Weekly Challenges for extra-hard versions of levels each week.

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Despite many positive elements that Dodo Peak has to make it satisfying, I must admit that I genuinely didn't have much fun playing it. It's challenging, but not in a way that held my interest beyond a few minutes at a time. Further, the familiar three-star setup is weakened by an emphasis on speed and random enemy placement. This Dodo might not take flight on the Nintendo Switch.

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There is absolutely nothing wrong with this Switch version and there is still enjoyment to be had. But after you've completed the 50 or so levels, there is very little to go back to. Much like the dodos themselves, there is a reason this type of gameplay has gone extinct on non-mobile platforms.

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I know the knee-jerk response to any mobile game-like “cute and charming arcade experience” is to assume it’s some kind of cheap shovelware, but Dodo Peak is precise, clean action, with well-designed levels that straddle the line between encouraging creativity among players and giving them a specific range of different puzzles and logical traps to overcome. It’s bright, cheery fun that people of all ages can enjoy, and is something well suited to the Nintendo Switch platform

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4 / 10

Torn between its two sides - the arcade-y, and the puzzle game one - Dodo Peak just doesn't manage to please. The level design is more annoying than challenging, with the gameplay leaning very heavily towards trial-and-error. This isn't badly made… just not as well though-out, probably.

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