The explosive indie platformer Smashroom will be launching on the Nintendo Switch eShop later this week, Forever Entertainment has confirmed.

Created by Jonathan Calsolaro, the game sees you take on the role of a small mushroom that can explode at will. This handy skill can be used in a number of different ways to progress through the game, including a mid-air jump that reminds us of Metroid's Morph Ball Bomb jump technique.

Here's an official description and screenshots taken from the game's Steam page:

The faith of the forest is threatened by evil forces. A mysterious curse has turned your human body into a small mushroom and your world is invaded by molds, but not all is lost! Your new form comes with new abilities. It's up to you to break this spell and save the forest, maybe you'll even get your humanity back!

"Smashroom" is an indie platform-adventure. The main character is a small mushroom with the ability to explode at will, making his way through the levels of the game. The explosive-skill can also be used as a "mid-air jump" and part of the level design revolves around this characteristic.

Another important feature is the simple "level-up" system the player can use to improve specific skills, such as the attack rate, the defense and the special elemental damage. New skill-levels can be reached by collecting points which are obtained from enemies, boxes and destructible rocks.

The game will launch on the Switch eShop on 5th August. Will you be adding this one to your wishlist?