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[Beyond PlayStation] Save Your Nuts Review

[Beyond PlayStation] Save Your Nuts Review
  • On April 20, 2020

Save Your Nuts by Triple Scale Games is a fun local and online multiplayer party game on Nintendo Switch. Learn more in our Save Your Nuts review!


In Save your Nuts from Triple Scale Games, you’ll take part in a the Nutlympics tournament to see who can collect the most nuts to be victorious. This is a 3D physics-based party game with a colorful cast of animal characters and a nice variety of game modes and stages. Save Your Nuts offers multiplayer for up to eight players, depending on the controller types you’re using. You can play this one with both Joy-Con for a single player, with the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller, or by having each player use a single Joy-Con.

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You’ll move your character with the left analog stick, jumping with the B button and attacking with the A button. You can also dig with the X button, and if you have a nut, you can pass it with A button or lob your nut with the Y button. Speaking of this, you can press the R button to request that someone pass the nut to you. You also have a shield you can activate with the L button to protect yourself from any attacks. To win, your team will need to grab, protect, and collect more nuts than the opposing team.


The game offers a short tutorial that will show you all of the gameplay basics. Along with showing you how to put the aforementioned controls into action, you will also learn about power-ups, which will pop up on the screen every now and then. These will include a power-up that will improve your strength or another one that will make your character run faster – and yes, that last one is indeed activated by collecting a cup of coffee!

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There will be three gameplay modes. There’s Capture the Nut, Battle, and Thieves. In Capture the Nut, you will have to collect nuts one by one before the time is up, with each match lasting five minutes. In Battle, you have to knock out your opponents by attacking them to pop all of the balloons they have so that you’re the last one standing. The final gameplay mode is Thieves, in which you’ll be fighting over five nuts at the same time. You’ll have to steal nuts from the other team’s safehouse, hence the name of the model.

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You’ll be able to select from the different available characters. These include a squirrel, a dog, an armadillo, and a raccoon, as well as other characters that will need to be unlocked. You can also customize your character by adding a cute hat on top of its head, or by changing its overall color for options such as red, blue, white, grey, orange, pink, or black. Once each player has finished customizing its character, you can decide to add some bots to join in on the multiplayer fun, and you can set their overall difficulty as well.


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Each of the characters will have different strengths and weaknesses. For example, squirrels have more speed but are less strong, dogs can dig faster but can’t jump as high, armadillos are strong but are slower, raccoons can carry objects faster but are slower when digging, wolves can jump higher but are afraid of water, and beavers do great in water but are slower at digging.

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If you’re looking for a fun party game on the Nintendo Switch for the whole family, then Save Your Nuts is a good option. The game is not going to win any awards for its graphics, which feel a bit too blocky and blurry – even when playing this one in Docked mode – but the gameplay modes are good to take for a spin and make for some hectic fun. Save Your Nuts is out on Nintendo Switch for $14.99.

This Save Your Nuts review is based on a Nintendo Switch copy provided by Triple Scale Games.

Review Overview

Fun local and online multiplayer party game