[Nintendo Switch] Mutropolis Review
Mutropolis from ASHGAMES and Pirita Studio is a point and click adventure game with a sci-fi twist. Check our Mutropolis review!
Mutropolis from ASHGAMES and Pirita Studio is a point and click adventure game with a sci-fi twist. You’ll be taking on the role of Henry Dijon, who must search for the long-forgotten secrets of the world. It’s the year 5000, and after leaving Earth behind and fleeing to Mars several millennia ago, it’s time for a group of adventurous explorers to return to Earth and see what has happened to humanity’s former home. You’ll dig for treasures of unknown civilizations in an adventure with hand-drawn locations, as you end up realizing that the ancient gods of Egypt are very much real… and they’re out to destroy humanity!
You’ll explore more than 50 scenes as you work on finding your mentor, Professor Totel. Why? Because he has gone missing under mysterious circumstances! The game is fully voice-acted in English, and features subtitles in English, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese, Korean, and Japanese, so that as many gamers as possible can get a chance to enjoy it.
You can play Mutropolis either with the Nintendo Switch Joy-Con or by using the console’s touchscreen when playing in Portable or Tabletop Mode or if playing on a Nintendo Switch Lite to tap around the screen and in your inventory as needed. If using the Joy-Con, you’ll be moving a cursor around the screen with the left analog stick or the right one, depending on the speed you need for said cursor’s movement. You can interact with the A button, and pressing the X button will allow you to check all of the hotspots around the screen so that you can know what you can interact with. Pressing the Y button will open up your inventory so that you can check out the items that you’ve collected.
What type of puzzles will you run into? As to not spoil things, allow me to mention an early predicament in the game. Henry seems to have lost his trowel, which is pretty much an ancient artifact, as there are better technologically advanced options he could use. He finds the toolbox, but it’s currently locked. Two of the characters on site – twins Micro and Luc – each know half of the password, but one of them is busy holding a rope to make sure one of its companions safely reaches the bottom of the hole before letting go. Since he can’t see how far along he is, you need to find a source of light that can help.
Luckily, there’s a nearby large fluorescent mushroom! Grab it, then open up your inventory to select it. Close your inventory and select the hole to interact with it. Once the mushroom lands and illuminates the hole, Micro will be able to let go of the rope. It’s then that you can ask Micro for his half of the password so that you can use both to open up the toolbox. Inside? Some Aqua Dentata.
While the Aqua Dentata can be used to remove some clay that is in your way, that won’t be enough since you need to find your trowel to then remove the clay. Professor Totel remembers that he saw it inside of the binoculars case, but now the case is missing. Perhaps if you ask around, you will learn who saw the case and find out where it might have ended up at. You’re now just a few steps away from finally recovering your trusty trowel!
Mutropolis is a fun sci-fi point and click adventure game that pays homage to the classics in the genre while offering a 21st-century experience with the quality of life improvements you’d expect for a game launching in 2022 on Nintendo Switch. There’s no hint system in this one, but I also didn’t run into any puzzles that felt obscure or illogical. You’ll end up spending around 9-12 hours with this one before you see the credits roll, depending on your experience with the genre and how thoroughly you explore each location. Mutropolis is out on Nintendo Switch with a $19.99 asking price.
This Mutropolis review is based on a Nintendo Switch copy provided by ASHGAMES.