Developer Orangepixel has confirmed that its tough, retro-style platformer Stardash will be jumping onto the Nintendo Switch eShop later this week.

Described by the studio as a love letter to the classic platformers available on Nintendo's beloved Game Boy, Stardash is pretty simple on the surface. Players simply have to run from left to right, jumping over platforms, avoiding hazards, and collecting coins and meeting various goals to unlock stars and hidden levels along the way.

The Switch release is a port of 2018's Stardash Remastered, a considerably cheaper alternative available on smartphones ($9.99 on Switch compared to just $1.99 on mobile). Of course, the Switch is arguably the ideal current platform for any Game Boy-inspired titles, but you'll have to decide for yourself whether or not that leap in price is worth it.

Here's a selection of screenshots and a list of key features:

Key Features:
- RETRO from gameplay, to graphics, to chiptunes!
- This game is CHALLENGING, not kidding or exaggerating!
- Star challenges – complete the levels in multiple ways to unlock the stars
- Addictive – The short-form levels, and instant-retry gameplay might get you hooked!

The game will be available on the Nintendo Switch eShop from 7th January, priced at $9.99 / £7.99.

As ever, feel free to share your thoughts on this one in the comments below.