[Beyond PlayStation] Johnny Turbo’s Arcade: Nitro Ball Review
Nitro Ball is another release in the Johnny Turbo’s Arcade series, out on Nintendo Switch. Learn more about it in our Johnny Turbo’s Arcade: Nitro Ball review!
If you’re a fan of old-school retro releases of an arcade nature, then you’re probably a fan of the Johnny Turbo’s Arcade series on Nintendo Switch. This time around, it’s time to talk about Johnny Turbo’s Arcade: Nitro Ball, a game that offers a single-player option as well as a local co-op multiplayer experience, so you can play with your friends at home or on the go. Nitroball is certainly a weird game since it tries to do different things at once.
As is the case for other Johnny Turbo’s Arcade releases, this is a short one since it is how arcade games are supposed to be. It has only a handful of levels that include some pinball elements along with the shooting aspects. Each level in Nitro Ball is themed, and you get to choose which of the three available characters you want to play as. Your goal, as expected, is to defeat all enemies on your path, with frantic gameplay.
The control set up is pretty simple since you’ll move around with the left analog stick or the D-Pad and use one button for shooting at enemies, and another button for launching powerful bombs, and that’s about it. There is no complicated controller setup, making it an easy-to-pick-up kind of game. This is good for arcade-style games since it allows players to focus on the action, and to get started right away.
For Nitro Ball, you need to be aware of how some enemies roll around, pinball-style, so you’ll need to make the most of each shot so that you can send these enemies down into the different holes around each area so that you can take advantage of the pinball gameplay mechanics. If you succeed, you will get a nice boost to your score, and might also get a power-up or two. One of the best power-ups is the ability to turn yourself into a ball so that you can wreak havoc all over the screen.
Nitro Ball is a crazy one, and this shows in the five very unique levels you’ll take on. These include levels such as Ghost Town and Strange Football, and thanks to these themes, along the way, you will encounter zany enemies and bosses. Some elements of the game will remind you of the great movies of the 1980s, such as, say, the beloved The Terminator. Will you be able to pick up on all the movie references?
Johnny Turbo’s Arcade: Nitro Ball is a fun arcade-style game on Nintendo Switch, available for a budget $7.99 price tag. It has a handful of levels to play, with some challenging boss battles that keep things interesting. As long as you pay attention to each boss’ movement and attack pattern, and by using the unlimited number of credits you have at your disposal for this digital release.
This Johnny Turbo’s Arcade: Nitro Ball review is based on a Nintendo Switch copy provided by Golem Entertainment.