[Beyond PlayStation] Tamashii Review
Tamashii from Vikintor and Digerati is a dark, nightmare-infused challenging 2D puzzle platformer on Nintendo Switch. Learn more in our Tamashii review!
Tamashii features some disturbing and nightmare fuel-grade imagery in its 2D puzzle platformer presentation. The game is rated M for Mature, and it’s horror-themed creatures, with demonic statues and enemies, large heads with their brains popping out, giant eyeballs watching you, fleshy walls, creatures with some really sharp teeth, floating heads that will chase after you at a steady pace, phantom hands that seem to be shooting out red-tinted souls, some jump scares here and there, and more.
But before you can take on this challenging 2D game, you will first need to learn the basics by taking on a series of short trials that will outline what you can do in Tamashii. You will move your character with the left analog stick or the D-Pad, jumping with the B button. The longer you press and hold the B button, the higher you will jump. Press the B button while in air, and your character will perform a double jump. If you find yourself stuck in a room, you can press the – button to reset it and give it another go – or you could select resetting a room from the pause menu.
If a room is filled with darkness, you’ll need to search around for the light sphere that will light up your way. This sphere is usually found floating around a spot that is harder to reach since there will be some traps and hazards for you to avoid. One hit is all it takes to kill your character, so you’ll need to be aware of the spikes that might pop up from the ground, or the rays of energy that can disintegrate it in an instant. You will also need to leave behind some clones here and there that can help to keep a switch activated long enough for you to cross a portal. You can have up to three clones up at all times, and each one will have a timer so that you know how long you have before they disappear, and you can speed up that process by pressing and holding down the X button.
At the end of each of the levels, you will run into a boss with a particular movement and attack pattern. This will come into play when you are trying to find the best way to damage it so that you can survive the battle and carry onward to the next one battle. But before you can do that, there will be one final room for you to clear. Right before the boss battle, you will be presented with two doors. The one on the right will lead to a room that you shouldn’t have much trouble clearing since you did manage to get there in the first place. However, the one on the left will lead to a more challenging room that will require you to be more precise with your running and jumping, leaving a smaller window for any potential mistakes – if at all.
Tamishii is a fun and challenging 2D puzzle platformer on Nintendo Switch that is certainly not for everyone. The imagery and presentation for Tamishii certainly earn the gamer its M for Mature rating, and the challenge itself makes it a game not for the young gamers in your life. Depending on your overall skill with puzzle platformers, you’ll be spending a handful of hours playing Tamashii to see everything the game has to offer. But even if you’re not that skilled at puzzle platformers, the game has an option for slowing down the action so that you can have a chance at completing the entire thing, which is a nice bonus feature. Tamashii is now live on Nintendo Switch for $11.99.
This Tamashii review is based on a Nintendo Switch copy provided by Digerati.