[Nintendo Switch] DreamWorks Trolls Remix Rescue Review
DreamWorks Trolls Remix Rescue from GameMill and Universal Games and Digital Platforms brings us a new 3D adventure on Nintendo Switch. Check our DreamWorks Trolls Remix Rescue review!
DreamWorks Trolls Remix Rescue from GameMill and Universal Games and Digital Platforms brings us a new 3D adventure on Nintendo Switch. It’s launching to coincide with the latest film in the series, Trolls Band Together. You’ll play as DJ, who’s in charge of sorting out the music for the festival. After meeting Chaz, who has lost his love for jazz, you’ll learn that he wants to work together for the music festival to be great, so that he can once again be inspired by music. Will giving Chaz a second chance be a good thing or a bad thing?
The first step on this journey will be to customize your character. You’ll first choose one of the available Trolls, and then you will be able to change your character’s clothes, hair, skin color, nose, eye color, eyebrows, the shape of its face, if it will have any facial hair, any hats or hairband for it to wear, as well as its voice. Once you’re happy with your character’s look and feel, you’ll be able to get started with the game’s campaign.
Once you jump into a level, you’ll control your character with the left analog stick, as you move the camera as needed by using the right one. You can jump with the B button. Other than that, you’ll have to unlock additional abilities by progressing further in the game. These extra abilities include being able to wall jump, or using a whirlwind whip attack with the Y button to defeat enemies. You’ll be using an ancient form of combat known as Hairjitsu, which is done by pressing the ZR button. You can interact with the R button. Oh, and when it’s hug time, you can press the L button!
Along with the 3D platforming segments, there will also be some simple rhythm game sections where you’ll be asked to keep up with the beat as your character energetically dances and jumps in the middle of the screen. Noes will move from the edge of the screen, and you’ll have to press up, down, left, or right on the left analog stick as each note reaches the sphere in the center of the screen. Once the song is over, you’ll be shown – with a ton of glitter – how good you did. You need to at least meet the target score.
Remember how I mentioned that giving Chaz a second chance could end up being a good thing or a bad thing? Well, plot twist: it was a bad thing. After Poppy asks Chaz what they can do to help him, he mentions that amplifying his music could do the trick. Once the song is played through the speakers, all of the Trolls will be hypnotized! Jazz has no effect on children, so at least not everyone is hypnotized. Oh, and DJ is not hypnotized during Chaz’s solo because he was wearing headphones! This is why he’ll be the one in charge of rescuing everyone before it’s too late!
By exploring each area, you’ll be able to play DJ’s music to save those that have been ensnared by Chaz’s music. As you explore each area, jump around, defeat enemies, and destroy boxes, you’ll get to collect some shiny crystal gems. These can be spent with the Troll merchant, who will allow you to purchase new clothes, hairbands, hats, bodysuits, and other accessories to further customize your Troll’s look.
The game is aimed at a younger demographic, which means this one is for kids and those young at heart to take for a spin. This is why it’s unfortunate that the game has some issues for you to consider. The framerate takes a hit every now and then when playing in Docked Mode, and it definitely slows down to a crawl when playing in Portable or Tabletop Mode. The textures and lighting have also taken a hit when compared to, say, the PlayStation 5 versions of the game.
DreamWorks Trolls Remix Rescue is a colorful 3D platformer launched to coincide with the latest film – that would be Trolls Band Together – which, as you can probably guess by now, means this is a game that could have benefited from some extra time in the oven. There are issues to consider that might get in the way of your enjoyment, such as some slowdown with the framerate taking a hit in larger areas. There’s also an issue with your character clipping through some objects, as well as some platforming segments that feel a bit more difficult than they should be, given the game’s target audience.
DreamWorks Trolls Remix Rescue is out on Nintendo Switch with a $49.99 price tag. There’s also the DreamWorks Trolls Remix Rescue Deluxe Character Pack DLC available for $14.99, which adds John Dory and Floyd, two additional characters from the animated film Trolls Band Together, as well as three new costumes for Branch – one based on the original Trolls film and one based on Trolls: Band Together – along with one costume for Poppy based on Trolls: Band Together.
This DreamWorks Trolls Remix Rescue review is based on a Nintendo Switch copy provided by GameMill Entertainment.