[Nintendo Switch] Mon Amour Review
Mon Amour from Onion Games is a quirky arcade-style game set on a pastel-colored wild world. Check our Mon Amour review!
Mon Amour from Onion Games is a quirky arcade-style game set on a pastel-colored wild world. On what was set to be the happiest day of your life, three love-starved witches break into the scene through magic portals. They kidnap all 64 members of the Royal Court, as well as the Princess… who is your one true love!
It’s an arcade-style experience in which you take on each level one screen at a time as you move from left to right by constantly pressing the A button to stay away from the buildings at the top and the bottom of the screen. Hit a building, and you’re done. You must get to the other side of the screen to rescue one of the members of the Royal Court by planting a big kiss on them!
Right as you’re about to do this, you’ll notice an arrow that points away from the person you’re going to rescue. This arrow will point in the general direction in which a bunch of hearts will fly out. For the next level, you should not only try to get to the other side to rescue someone, since you can also collect the hearts to boost your score. If a piece of fruit is also on the screen, it would be a good idea to go ahead and grab it.
It’s a simple premise, but it offers a lot of replay value. You do need to rescue all members of the Royal Court, as well as the Princes. You also need to work on improving your score during each subsequent run. And then there’s the whole “get a good score so that you can climb through the online leaderboards” thing. Can you prove that you’re the best by climbing to the top of the charts?
When you add a citizen to your group, you don’t actually rescue them. You will get one extra hit if you have a citizen with you but will end up losing it in the process. To save a citizen, you’ll have to reach the castle with said citizen in your group. This is why it’s important to grab all fruit along the way because with every level you complete, the buildings will grow closer to the center of the screen. Grab a piece of fruit, and the buildings near it will be pushed back.
You’re either going to love or hate Mon Amour. It’s certainly an Onion Games release, with a pixel art style, easy-to-understand gameplay mechanics, a fun gameplay loop, a good soundtrack, and something that just keeps you coming back for “one more go.” Mon Amour is out on Nintendo Switch with an $8.99 asking price.
This Mon Amour review is based on a Nintendo Switch copy provided by Onion Games.