This week, the Nintendo Switch title Grass Cutter mowed it’s way onto my desk for reviewing and I must say that for a simple game, it was truly interesting and I enjoyed every garden I cut my way through.
Kicking things off with my review, my first impressions were this is something I’d see as a free download on the Apple app store and that it would be a bunch of expensive skins for new lawn mowers. I was quickly proved wrong and found this to be rather enjoyable.
The controls to this game are simplistic and easy to pick up and play at any given moment. It took me a few times to get my head around where I could go within each garden and watching your battery power is essential to getting you through the levels. My real complaint about the levels is the timing to get 3 stars, you’ll look at the space you have to work with and with each level, they have a timer counting you down to the lower amount of stars. Pressure builds and you’ll find yourself clock watching and not concentrating on achieving the highest score you can.
Now, this game did confuse me as the later levels started including these weird grass type creatures which at first I thought: sweet, a possible boss being included in this game but I was quickly proved wrong, they are annoying creatures that don’t die and will haunt you and your garden. You can get rid of them for a mere 5 seconds before they regenerate and wreak havoc on your beautifully mowed lawn. I honestly thought running them over whilst they were a pile of mush would get rid of them permanently but they are like the annoying coloured munchers of Pac-Man, relentless and ravenous to the last strand of grass.
Graphically this game is exactly what I expected when I saw it installing as like I’ve said, this reminded me of an iPhone game that in many ways was very similar to the iPhone classic, Crossy Road. The only real difference in that you’re having different settings to work in, it’s always going to be a garden, just set at different times of the day.
I don’t know If I can really complain about a lack of multiplayer as I really don’t know if it was something that could have been included in this game. The only way I have thought about a multiplayer aspect, would have been to see the monsters use lawn mowers to race against each other but that’s just me being picky and wishful thinking.
Overall, I would this is an enjoyable game, it's not a full on adventure filler that is going to keep you hooked for hours on end. If you’re after something that you can pick up quickly and play again whilst on the go to keep yourself busy, then this is perfect for those exact moments.
- Easy to Pick up and Play
- Controls are beautifully simplistic
- Setting is perfect for the game
- Timing on the levels is overly quick
- Non-hesitant multiplayer - Online timecards would have been interesting
- Story mode itself isn’t is slightly repetitive and a bit boring