Later this month sees the launch of a cute little puzzler on Switch called Mekorama, and this new trailer is giving off some serious Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker vibes.
The game has you guiding 'B', a little robot who bears a striking resemblance to Star Wars' BB8 in our opinion, around a variety of rotatable, isometric puzzle levels. Your adorable little buddy has crash landed on this strange cubic planet, and you'll need to explore each level to search for a way out.
You can make use of lifts and slide platforms to get around, while keeping an eye out for any dangers that present themselves, and - just like with Captain Toad - you'll want to think outside the box to really get ahead. There's also a level editor to try, should you want to work on your very own designs.
This Switch version of the game has been beefed up from the original mobile release, with an extra 50 levels being added to create a total of 100. It's pretty cheap, too, with pricing scheduled to sit at $4.99 / 4.99€.
The game will launch on Switch on 26th March, but you'll actually be able to pre-order it from the eShop starting on the 12th.
Think you might give this one a go? Share your thoughts on the game with us in the comments below.
Gonna buy this.
Nintendo should take a note and create Captain Toad Maker for Nintendo Switch.
Wait... PS Vita still get support ??
I got a 3D Nebulus vibe from the first couple of minutes. But then I'm old.
I have played this on iPhone and it definitely is a great puzzle game with a lovely presentation. It is sort of similar to Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker but you control the character differently. A remarkable thing was that the file size on iOS was only 6 Mb!
Looks great! All I want is a new Captain Toad game, possibly an adventure, but this will do whilst I wait for some kind of announcement!
Hey, was thinking about this game yesterday. I forgot what it was called but I remembered playing it on my phone years ago. It's fun and a really small size.
This looks okay. I do wish we got a Captain Toad sequel though
So when do we get the Physical cart version?
Unless I'm mistaken, there was a specific name of the kind of boxed gardens that inspire dioramas, much like in Captain Toad.
It might be "hakoniwa"
Would not surprise me if Mekorama is also inspired by dioramas, rather than by its contemporary Captain Toad Treasure Tracker.
I’m definitely watching this, I love puzzle games.
I know it was a Sony game from Japan Studio, but I’d love Echocrome on Switch. I don’t use my Vita much these days, and it was a great game.
I have no interest in Mario Maker, but I would 100% buy a Captain Toad Maker! I’d also love a Mario Kart Maker.
Seems fun for the price!
@Beermonkey Nebulus! Really liked that game but sucked at it.
I played this on Android when i didn't have access to the computer. It's a fun game, and also has a level editor from what i remember
I don't know if anyone is familiar with the monument valley games on android/ios? This is very similar, only with a lot less inspired level designs. It is a well made game, but I recommend trying it first on android, since it's free!
I don't remember the part in the Star Wars movies where BB-8 grew arms and legs and walked around.
@NickOfTime90 this game uses “real” perspective, not monument valley style optical illusions.
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker looks about a thousand times better.
i like that song
I like the aesthetic of this. Then the level editor sold me.
Captain Toad TT, as highly rated as it may be, is still underrated. It’s sooo good.
@Kang81 NO interest? The Story mode with Nintendo built stages alone was worth the price for me.
I forgot that was a thing in the Switch release, but I’ve grown a bit tired of side scrolling Mario games. Nintendo overdid the whole New Super Mario Bros. thing and it put me on a side scrolling Mario Bros. hiatus.
Plus, most of the fan made levels seem to be made for masochists, not really my thing.
@Kang81 I see your point of view, believe me. I basically skipped on every NSMB since the original on DS, but even so, I love the three other styles in MM2 and the mechanics feel different enough that I barely even associate the two... but as I’m less burnt out than you, I can enjoy the NSMB style levels too... I just get a little turned off by its blandness...
Haven’t really taken the time to create a level, but it’s fun to imagine a cool level, so I bet I could come up with something decent... I mean fun, like with cool atmosphere or theme, not just for masochists haha... I guess what I want to say id that you can find what you like if you do some looking.
(The original SMB style at night is so dang charming on a big HD TV... also you need a proper SNES style controller for it to feel really good.)
I’d be willing to give it a try, but at $60 I feel I wouldn’t stick with it. Maybe when it becomes a Nintendo Select priced game I’ll bite.
I’ve bought a bunch of games with level creators before, like the old FarCry games, Little Big Planet, Mod Nation Racers, and a bunch of the Trials games. It all comes down to how good the community is, and it was always hit or miss on those.
I will say that Mario Maker looks far simpler to create good levels in comparison to the ones I’ve mentioned. I’m not one to make levels myself, I just look for levels made by others.
I get why people love these types of games, but they’re usually something I play for a bit and never go back to.
@Kang81 Hey I feel ya. It’s not something I play a lot admittedly, but it’s nice when I get that retro Mario hankerin! Also the variety is great....
Waiting until you can nab it for 40 or less is probably the right move. I’ve got a game or two I’m waiting on, namely Luigi’s Mansion 3, albeit for a dumb reason...
Edit: Oh the other one is Ultimate... because I’m a Melee elitist lol... but I’m starting to warm up to the idea of playing it super casually with my casual gamer friends. (Even if I strongly disagree with the direction of modern Smash mechanics, I Iove so many of the characters, and the graphics are pretty... so there it is. Maybe I’ll play it someday.)
Looks interesting, but didn't score very high on this site. And the robot walks like a drunkard.
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