[Nintendo Switch] Mermaid Castle 2 Review
Mermaid Castle 2 from IceTorch Interactive is a colorful all-ages 2D underwater adventure on Switch. Check our Mermaid Castle 2 review!
Mermaid Castle 2 from IceTorch Interactive is a colorful all-ages 2D underwater adventure on Switch. The Current of Evil Magic attacks the Mermaids’ castle, destroying it in the process. They managed to rebuilt their castle i. Their previous adventure, and it’s now up to you to help them do it all over again. A visit to the Wise Octopus will let you know that someone has stolen some of her valuable scrolls, and it will be up to the three Mermaids to find a way to solve everything before it’s too late.
You’ll control a Mermaid with the left analog stick. Each of the Mermaids can launch magic projectiles by pressing either the ZR or A buttons. These can be used to deal with enemies and obstacles. Each projectile will drain some of the magic energy from the bar in the upper-left corner of the screen. Id the bar runs out, you won’t be able to attack, so you’ll have to wait for the bar to fill up again.
You can also fill it up by collecting magic orbs. Larger ones will infinitely replenish your magic, making them an excellent option for areas that are a bit more crowded. After meeting Poseidon, the Mermaids will learn that his powerful trident has been stolen! To help him recover it, he will grant each of the Mermaids a special skill that is activated with the B button. Ava will be able to turn transparent, thus avoiding enemy attacks. Luna will receive a dash that can be used to destroy sturdy blocks. Nixie will be able to shrink in size, allowing her to get through smaller spots.
Each Mermaid will have a health bar for you to consider. Whenever they run into an obstacle or are hit by an enemy, their health bar will diminish. When it runs out, they will lose a life, which are represented by the red hearts next to their health bar. When this happens, the Mermaid will respawn at the last checkpoint activated. Watch out for poisonous bubbles as well! To replenish their health, you can collect health orbs to heal some of their wounds. On some stages, you can control mermaid, two Mermaids, or all three of them. If that’s the case, you can switch between them with the ZL or the X buttons.
For each level that you take on, there will be 100 gold coins for you to collect. You won’t have much trouble finding them since they’ll shine even in the darkest places. Some coins might be in the hands of small starfish that you’ll have to catch to grab their treasure. You can also find larger treasure chests with coins. Get all of the coins for a level, and you’ll receive a three-star rating. These coins can be used to help the Wise Octopus rebuild the castle to its former glory.
By visiting the Mermaid Encyclopedia, you’ll be able to find the basic information needed for your adventure. You can learn more about the main heroines or other characters, or find clues on how to deal with some enemies or obstacles. Some entries will be labeled with question marks, which means they need to be unlocked by progressing through the game and discovering new areas, enemies, and characters. For each entry, more and more information will be added by playing through Mermaid Castle 2. Right from the start, there will be entries for Mermaids Ava, Luna, and Nixie, as well as for the Shark Gang. There will also be some entries available for the gameplay mechanics.
Mermaid Castle 2 is a colorful all-ages underwater adventure on Switch. As you help Mermaids Ava, Luna, and Nixie find out who’s responsible for the Current of Evil magic, you’ll collect enough coins along the way to help the Wise Octopus rebuild the castle. The first piece will be free, but the rest will cost you. Mermaid Castle 2 is out on Nintendo Switch with a $9.99 price tag.
This Mermaid Castle 2 review is based on a Nintendo Switch copy provided by IceTorch Interactive.