[Nintendo Switch] A Little To The Left Review
A Little to the Left from Secret Mode and Max Inferno is a cozy tidy ’em up that you should definitely check on Nintendo Switch. Find out why in our A Little to the Left review!
A Little to the Left from Secret Mode and Max Inferno is a cozy tidy ’em up that you should definitely check on Nintendo Switch. The premise is an easy one to understand: you will need to sort, stack, and organize household objects so that everything is where it should be… or as close to it as possible. There’s a lot of puzzle-solving in your future, and since each puzzle can have more than one potential solution, you’ll be able to enjoy some good old-fashioned replay value for you to go back and do things all over again.
Along with taking on the full game and its puzzle twist to everyday life, you can also play individual levels that you’ve completed, or dive into the Daily Tidy, which will have one daily puzzle for you to take on. Completing the puzzles in the Daily Tidy section can also reward you with badges. The requirements for badges start with the number 1, and the last one is the number 365, so you can get an idea of how many times you’ll need to play to get all of those badges. While solving each puzzle, you’ll also need to keep in mind that there’s a cat that will move stuff around as it pleases, which will get in the way of said puzzle-solving.
The controls are simple and to the point, since this one can be played with either the Nintendo Switch Joy-Con or with the console’s touchscreen. When using the Joy-Con, you can move a cursor around the screen and press the A button to grab something so that you can start to tidy things up. You can also take advantage of the quick select feature, which is conveniently mapped to almost everything else – the right analog stick, the D-Pad, as well as the L, R, ZL, and ZR buttons.
What types of puzzles will you have to solve? Well, without spoiling things too much, I can talk about the first handful of trophies I got to complete. The first one does the game’s name justice since you’ll have to nudge a frame slightly to the left. After that, there was a basket at the center of the screen and lots of items around it, which meant I had to grab all objects and drop them inside. And after that, there were a handful of colors on the screen and only a small hint of color, which allowed me to put them in the right order. The next one involved a handful of post-it notes with some scribbles on them, and they had to be once again placed in the right order.
A Little to the Left is a tidy ’em up that offers a colorful and chill experience in which you’ll be interacting with everyday household objects as you tidy up each area while trying to keep the cat from ruining things. You can play the game either with the Nintendo Switch Joy-Con or make good use of the console’s touchscreen when playing in Tabletop or Portable Mode or if playing this one on a Nintendo Switch Lite. And if you ever feel a bit stuck, you can always pause the game and activate a hint that will nudge you in the right direction. A Little to the Left is out on Nintendo Switch with a $14.99 asking price.
This A Little to the Left review is based on a Nintendo Switch copy provided by Secret Mode.