[Nintendo Switch] Dongo Adventure Review
Dongo Adventure from QuByte Interactive is a 2D sidescrolling platformer on Nintendo Switch. Learn more in our Dongo Adventure review!
In Dongo Adventure from QuByte Interactive, you’ll be taking on a 2D sidescrolling platformer in which you’ll control the titular character. Dongo is a mouse who will use his backpack full of cheese to defend himself against the enemies he’ll run into during his journey. You’ll move Dongo with the left analog stick or the D-Pad, running by pressing and holding down the Y or ZR buttons, jumping with the B button. The aforementioned cheese can be shot with the A or R buttons.
You’ll have to fight against wasps, spiders, caterpillars, flies, piranhas, and cockroaches as you throw cheese at them or jump on top of them three times. There will also be pools of acid, chemical leaks, and very sharp nails to avoid. Dongo only has three hearts, and when those run out, you’ll be sent back to the start of the level or to the checkpoint – if you managed to activate it.
Unfortunately, there are plenty of issues with Dongo Adventure. First of all, are the floaty controls. Dongo runs and jumps as if operating with a delay, often getting stuck in the pipes, cans, and other objects in each of the game’s five stages. The music is very repetitive, and the game’s graphics are blurry and blocky – and not in a good way! One could ignore the graphics when a game plays well and is fun, but with a couple of jumps that demand you jump on top of enemies that will damage you, enemies that will hurt you without even knowing what hit you, and objects you have to push to progress, only to have them fall through the floor or end up stuck.
I played Dongo Adventure so that you don’t have to. The game is out on Nintendo Switch with a $0.99 asking price, but it’s one to avoid on the console. It can be completed in an hour, but without the bugs and glitches, it could probably be finished in 30 minutes at most.
This Dongo Adventure review is based on a Nintendo Switch copy provided by QuByte Interactive.