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[Beyond PlayStation] Samsara: Deluxe Edition Review

[Beyond PlayStation] Samsara: Deluxe Edition Review
  • On May 29, 2020

Samsara: Deluxe Edition is a 2D puzzle platformer in which you rotate and drop blocks into place. Learn more in our Samsara: Deluxe Edition review!


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In Samsara: Deluxe Edition, you have to help Zee escape from the titular location after entering it through a portal. She was playing in the park when she noticed a squirrel, and after giving chase to it, she finds herself in Samsara, a world of echoes where a shadow child can be seen in reflections. The Nintendo Switch version is called the Deluxe Edition because it adds 24 new levels, as well as a new realm.


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You’ll be selecting blocks and moving them with the left analog stick or the D-Pad, rotating blocks with the right analog stick or the ZL and ZR buttons. You can swap blocks with the X button, and if you need to pick one up or drop it, you can do it with the A button. If you need to cancel grabbing a block, just press the B button. The Y button is for moving Zee once you’ve managed to clear a proper path for her to carry on with this new adventure. The game will ease you into things by having you complete a short tutorial section at the start of the game to take the controls for a spin.

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The actual levels for Samsara: Deluxe Edition will throw new things at you right away. While in the tutorial, you only had to place blocks and stairs on the upper part of the screen, by the second level of the first realm, you will need to understand that the reflection of each block will also play a crucial part in this 2D puzzle platformer. You might need to place a small block on the upper part of the screen so that it can serve as the base for the reflection of a set of stairs, which will be placed on the lower half of the screen.

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Samsara: Deluxe Edition is a fun 2D puzzle platformer with a steady difficulty curve that will challenge you without ever feeling overwhelming. New elements will be introduced as you progress through the game, keeping the whole experience feeling fresh. Depending on your experience with 2D puzzle platformers, you could complete all 72 stages in the game in around 2-3 hours at most. Samsara: Deluxe Edition is out now on Nintendo Switch for $9.99.

This Samsara: Deluxe Edition review is based on a Nintendo Switch copy provided by Marker Limited.

Review Overview

Fun 2D puzzle platformer with easy to understand gameplay mechanics