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[Beyond PlayStation] Inops Review

[Beyond PlayStation] Inops Review

Inops from ZRZStudio is a clever and charming platformer on Nintendo Switch. Learn more about it in our Inops review!


Inops is a cute platformer with an interesting mechanic that enables you to merge and split your Inops at will. It’s also pretty to look at, with an art style that reminded me a bit of Ori and The Blind Forest. Inops is so great in the way it allows you to interact with the game since you can use the Nintendo Switch’s touchscreen functionality to navigate the Inops and merge and split them up so that you can overcome the many clever puzzles that are thrown your way. You can also use physical inputs to control the action either when playing in Docked or Tabletop or Portable mode, but I do have to say that I enjoyed the game the most on Portable mode while using the touchscreen.

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As you progress in the game and complete its puzzles, you will collect sleeping Inops, and the more Inops you collect, the bigger your single complete Inops becomes. Some areas in the game will require a bit of trial and error as they will need some very precise timing from you, but for the most part, the game is a fun and relaxing experience. As you split and merge your Inops you will get to pass through some narrow spaces and areas that the large Inops can’t, and you might need to split up to pass through a small space to then jump and come back together to land on a spring-like item that will send you flying up.

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Your performance for each stage will be graded at the end of the level with up to three stars, so the better your run, which includes things such as not dying and completing the stage as fast as possible, the more stars you will get. If you’re the type of gamer who likes to 100% games, then this particular element will keep you coming back as you perfect your runs so that you can get a three-star rating on all levels in the game.

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Inops is a platformer that you will have a lot of fun with. Sure, the one-hit deaths of the smaller Inops can be a little bit annoying , but as you play each level you will get to learn what it has to offer so that you can plan accordingly, avoiding the many traps and hazards on your path, with things such as blades and spikes that are out to make your life harder. I had a lot of fun playing Inops, and I recommend that you do the same today and get it from the Nintendo Switch eshop!

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This Inops review is based on a Nintendo Switch copy provided by ZRZStudio.


Review Overview

Fun, colorful and charming platformer