[Beyond PlayStation] Saturday Morning RPG Review
When Limited Run Games announced it would bring Saturday Morning RPG to Nintendo Switch digitally and physically, a game that Iâ€™ve been looking forward to playing, I was more than ready to review it. Learn more about this one in our Saturday Morning RPG review!
In this one, you play as Marty who is on a mission to stop the evil commander Hood from marrying his sweetheart. Marty meets a wizard who presents him with a notebook that grants Marty many mystical powers that will help him defeat his enemies. Saturday Morning RPG is packed with 1980s references, so if you grew up during that time, you will be taken back to your childhood. The gameplay mechanics for this turn-based RPG are simple and to the point, and they include some fun mini-games you play during combat to add an extra layer of strategy and skill-based actions to the adventure.
The game is presented in an episodic format, and on Nintendo Switch youâ€™re getting all five episodes for one low price – no waiting for future episodes! The first episode is just a taste of the craziness you will find in the rest of the episodes as the main plot twists and turns along with the story beats of each episode. I’m sure the game will leave you with the same â€œI need moreâ€ feeling I got as I finished each episode.
Turn-based combat is always a fun way of handling combat in the RPG I grew up with, and that is present in Saturday Morning RPG along with the aforementioned mini-games that will determine how effective each of your skills is when used in battle. Youâ€™ll need to be quick and precise during the mini-games since they can be the difference between sweet victory and utter defeat. Taking out a huge chunk of an enemyâ€™s hit points after perfectly executing a mini-game is a great feeling. Standard attacks wonâ€™t get the job done, so youâ€™ll be jumping from mini-game to minigame if you want to make it to the end.
Youâ€™ll find several side-quests in this one, and the good news is that they are not all just fetch quests. You will get to meet new characters with some very funny dialogue, and the choices you make as you go along will impact how a side quest plays out. They feel rewarding and help to keep you busy as you also work on the main story and on reaching your main goal.
If you complete all five episodes and feel that is not enough for you, then youâ€™ll be happy to know there are extra modes you can take on. There is an endless mode where youâ€™ll face waves upon waves of enemies to see how long you can survive. There is also an Arena mode where you can fight bosses from each of the five episodes to see if you can improve on the techniques you used during the main game.
While the game is the same on, say, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch, the Switch version does have the advantage of allowing you to play the game at home or on the go, and you can also use the touchscreen to play the game when in Portable or Tabletop mode. So if youâ€™re looking for a new way to play Saturday Morning RPG, or if you still havenâ€™t played the game before, then this is definitely the version you can should try today!
This Saturday Morning RPG review is based on a Nintendo Switch copy provided by Limited Run Games.