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Topic: Switch Puzzle games where you have to manipulate certain environment/character elements to prevent catastrophe?

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Clyde_Radcliffe

I know this is a very specific request but I've REALLY been enjoying Conduct Together on Switch. It's essentially a train version of Urban Flow where you have to alter the signals at the right time and in the right direction to deliver the passengers to the correct stations and avoid train crashes within a time limit. You can also unlock real trains from around the world. I've just unlocked my city's underground train. (London, UK)

I got it on sale expecting a fun little game to play for a few hours on a rainy Sunday but it turned out to be one of all time favourite Switch games! It's just so addictive and relaxing and the jazz soundtrack is actually amazing.

I'm wondering what other puzzle games I can find similar to this on Switch, apart from Urban Flow?

I don't want Tetris/Puyo type puzzle games or fast paced stuff like Overcooked but specifically ones where something is ongoing on screen by itself and you have to manipulate elements of the level to turn chaos into order. It's hard to explain but other examples would be Lemmings or Krustys Super Fun House (SNES) Essentially puzzle games where you don't control a character (or train!) directly but just have to save them from certain doom by manipulating things around them or giving them items as they go about on their own.

Sorry, I don't know if I've explained myself well but maybe some people will have some ideas.

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StuTwo

One obvious example would be Mario & Wario on the SNES.

There were a couple of other early-mid 90’s games (certainly one on the Amiga I think) that fit your description but the exact names don’t come to mind right now.

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Magician

Sounds similar to Mini Metro to me.

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SquidOnTheRise

Some levels of the last Rayman game are like that

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Clyde_Radcliffe

@StuTwo Oh wow, I'd actually never heard of Mario and Wario! (Don't think it was a big game in my country) Looks similar to Mario VS Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis. I hope it comes to the Switch SNES app.

@Magician That looks intriguing and different. Thanks! I've added my wishlist and will pick it up at some point, probably when it's on sale.

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StuTwo

@Clyde_Radcliffe I don’t think it was ever actually released outside Japan. It’s one of the few games to use the SNES mouse (Lemmings was another if I remember correctly). I’d guess it’s possible for the SNES app at some point but the mouse centric controls makes it far from certain.

The Amiga game I was thinking about was actually called “sleepwalker” but it was an Ocean game and so probably not very good.

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Clyde_Radcliffe

@StuTwo Oh wow, I remember hearing about Sleepwalker when I was younger and randomly searched for Sleepwalker Switch and it turns out there's a similar game on it called Back To Bed! It actually looks decent for a budget game (£5) from the YouTube reviews I just watched. Amazing the Switch library is so big now you can just Google to find similar games in this way.

Apparently HypnoSpace Outlaw let's you use a mouse with the Switch so it's certainly possible but whether Nintendo would do it... I'd love Mario Paint on it too.

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ed5275

I think Blast Corps on the N64 might fit this. A runaway truck carrying a nuke keeps progressing and you get different vehicles to clear its path. That game was pretty brilliant.

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Mr-Fuggles777

Not really one about diverting disaster but Slayaway Camp is a fun little slider puzzle game.

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CactusMan

''Perfect Traffic Simulation'' is a puzzle game where you manipulate traffic.
''MouseCraft'' is also a nice puzzle game.

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FlashBoomerang

"Opus:The day we found earth" count? That you need find a habitable planet before resources end.
Or" Of Mice and Sand", that need manage the rats / survive inside and the dangers outside?
Solseraph have parts of enviroment control but is a spititual sucessor of actraiser with parts of action too.

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