Ghostanoid Review (Nintendo Switch) |

Game: Gostanoid
Genre: Adventure, Action, Arcade
System: Nintendo Switch (also available on mobile devices) Developer | Publisher Qplaze | JoyBits
Age rating: EU 3 | US
Price: EU 6.97 | United States 6.99 | United Kingdom 6.29
Publication date: 21. January 2021

Review code used, largely thanks to JoyBits.

Can you face the ghosts of this blockbuster, inspired by the arcane arcana of developer Qplaze and publisher JoyBits?

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Ghostbusters

In Gostanoid, it’s up to you to become a heroic spirit hunter on a mission to rid infested homes of uninvited spiritual guests. The previous employee ran away, apparently afraid of ghosts. The spirits love the houses they live in, and they won’t give up without a fight. They will throw things at you and try to rebuild their home. While preventing productive work!

Your job is to control the platform and send the ball home. If you’re lucky, you can kill the ghost when the bullet hits it. During the first few minutes of the game, the basics of the gameplay are presented to you.

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Catching the blue bonuses

The controls are pretty simple, you pull the ball and move the platform left or right to hit the ball to destroy objects in the environment. To complete the level, you must either hit all the ghosts and eliminate them. Or destroy all objects in the vicinity. After completing a level, you will receive up to three stars based on your performance and you can move on to the next level.

If the ball hits blocks and destroys the environment, the bonuses decrease. They come in two different colors, blue is good and will help you. Reds aren’t that good and get you in trouble.

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Do not capture red premiums.

Some of the useful bonuses are things like a ghostly gel in one place or a shield for your platform. Or more than one bullet at a time in a plane. They’re great, and they help you all progress at this level.

You should avoid red bonuses because they can affect your progress. The light switch turns the screen black so you can’t see anything, it leaves you completely in the dark. If you’re really unlucky, you take it the other way around, and as the name implies, it changes control, and it also messed up my brain when I took it.

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Arkanoid type set

My first impression of the game was that it was very loaded. Between the flying spirits and the bounty of the fall, there are many things to deal with and consider at the same time. All you need is a nasty red bonus, and all your progress can collapse and your three lives disappear very quickly.

Plus, there are ghosts floating every time, making it difficult to hit them with the ball. The ghosts will also try to impede your progress by casting spells on the platform, they will also restore items you have destroyed.

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Playing at short intervals

You can summon other spirits in a level and steal good bonuses left behind. At every opportunity, they will try to prevent you from reaching the next level. Boring ghosts!

Ghosts can get in the way of everything, but they’re a nice addition to the standard arcade-style gameplay. Gostanoid is a game that can be played in small increments to minimize frustration and lower blood pressure.

Gostanoid, in the following levels it gets to the point where most lives are lost through no fault of your own. It’s hard to avoid anything that might impede your progress. That’s not to say it’s not a fun game, because it is, but it’s not a game I can play for long sessions without freaking out.

There are three worlds with a total of 78 levels. Each world has different types of houses and different scenes to play your way through as a ghost.

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Visual aids and controls

As I said before, the controls are pretty simple, use the left joystick to move the platform and the ZR button to pull. Easy to remember and easy to use.

I love the cartoon aspect of the game, the music and the haunting sound effects that contribute to the fast pace of the game. Ghostanoid does its best to keep you interested, but there isn’t enough variety in the design in my opinion.

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Completion

Ghostanoid is a fun game to play with small touches. It is recommended not to throw the switch in a corner! The contents are enough to keep you busy for hours.

At a lower price in the online store, fans of the genre will find an entertaining game to spend time with.

Final Verdict:  I like

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