[Nintendo Switch] Cecconoid Review
Cecconoid from Triple Eh? and Thalamus Digital is a 2D retro-styled twin-stick shooter experience on Nintendo Switch. Learn more in our Cecconoid review!
Cecconoid from Triple Eh? and Thalamus Digital is a 2D retro-styled twin-stick shooter experience on Nintendo Switch. Once you start to play, you’ll realize that the starship Equinox is under attack by Stormlord the Exolons – his robotic minions. You must pilot the Samurai-1, locate Captain Solomon’s key, destroy every enemy in your path, and save the Equinox before it’s too late! As you can tell from the game’s screens and trailer, this is an 8-bit inspired game with a black, white, and red presentation.
You have a set number of lives, and you must carefully use them to explore each of the challenge rooms as you avoid hazards, such as the always deadly spikes or bombs that explore if you fly too close to them, as you collect power-ups that will increase your odds of survival. You can pick up extra lives, which will end up as the most valuable power-up you can get, but you will also get to increase your firepower or collect an option that will fly in circles around your ship to protect you from attacks.
When you die – which will happen a lot – some of the power-ups you’ve collected will appear where your vehicle exploded. If you’re fast enough, you’ll have a chance to collect them so that you’re not completely underpowered. This is not one of those games in which you go into each room guns blazing and expect to destroy every single enemy before they can react. Most enemies will require several hits before they’re destroyed, and for some rooms in particular – those that, for example, have enemies with homing attacks – you might want to go in, destroy one enemy, exit the room, and then return to do it again with another enemy until the room has been cleared.
As a bonus, Cecconoid is one of those releases that features a game within a game. The included extra game is Eugatron, an arcade-style arena-based twin-stick shooter that pays homage to the classics such as Robotron. It includes 50 levels, which definitely adds to the replay value of this package. Cecconoid is out on Nintendo Switch with a $19.99 price.
This Cecconoid review is based on a Nintendo Switch copy provided by Thalamus Digital.