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[Beyond PlayStation] Nicky - The Home Alone Golf Ball Review

[Beyond PlayStation] Nicky – The Home Alone Golf Ball Review
EdEN
  • On November 11, 2020

Nicky – The Home Alone Golf Ball from MinimalLab and QuByte Interactive is a budget 2D mini-golf infused physics-based platformer. Learn more in our Nicky – The Home Alone Golf Ball review!

 

In Nicky – The Home Alone Golf Ball from MinimalLab and QuByte Interactive, you will take control of the titular Nicky in a 2D budget mini-golf infused physics-based platformer in which you must help him reach the goal. The first step in this bite-sized adventure will be for you to customize the look of Nick – his Nickstyle – by selecting from the available hats, glasses, nose, mustaches, hairstyles, and other accessories. If you don’t like the combination you’ve selected, you can reset his look before proceeding.

 

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There are two ways of controlling Nicky as you shoot him around each stage. You can use the Nintendo Switch’s touchscreen when playing in Portable or Tabletop Mode – or when playing on a Nintendo Switch Lite – by dragging around, aiming, and releasing to shoot. There’s also the option of using the Nintendo Switch’s Joy-Con or the Pro Controller to aim with the left analog stick, increasing and decreasing launch power as needed with the X and R buttons for the former and the B and L buttons for the latter. You can then shoot with the A, ZL, or ZR buttons or by pressing in on the left analog stick. You can move the camera around with the right analog stick or the D-Pad and reset it with the Y button or by pressing in on the right analog stick.

 

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Your task will have you taking Nicky from inside of a house, climbing up through shelves, using a soccer ball to activate a switch so that he can reach the fan on the ceiling to then launch itself out of the house, in a bid to make it onto the rooftop. While up there, you’ll have to be careful not to fall inside of the chimney – which seems to be how he ended up inside of the house in the first place – while launching over telephone lines, making some birds explode from being hit with all of the might of Nicky’s golfball nature. And once you get back to the ground floor, you’ll run into an obnoxious car with windows that are automatically opening and closing like crazy, keeping Nicky from carrying on.

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Nicky – The Home Alone Golf Ball is an easy to pick up physics-based 2D mini-golf infused platformer that should take you an hour or so to complete – a bit more depending on skills. This might not seem like much, but the game is a budget release on Nintendo Switch with a low $0.99 asking price. It does offer some replay value since the top players who beat the game in the fewest moves possible will be featured on the online ranking, which is updated every month.

Disclaimer
This Nicky – The Home Alone Golf Ball review is based on a Nintendo Switch copy provided by QuByte Interactive.

Review Overview

Budget physics-based 2D mini-golf infused platformer
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