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[Nintendo Switch] Time Master Review

[Nintendo Switch] Time Master Review
  • On January 12, 2024

Time Master from Crescent Moon and MorpheusZ is a colorful time manipulation puzzle platformer on Switch. Learn more in our Time Master review!


Time Master from Crescent Moon and MorpheusZ is a colorful time manipulation puzzle platformer on Switch. After your sister, Sophia, goes missing, it’s up to you to find a way to save her. You’re Zeno, a wizard that might be responsible for your sister going MIA in the first place. After this predicament, Zeno bows to never again lift his wizard’s staff… until one day, a mysterious entity says to him that if he manages to complete the Challenge of the Ancients by using his magical powers, he might find a way to recover Sophia.

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You’ll have to do whatever it takes to complete each challenge so that you can collect the time fragments needed to defeat the evil wizard Lucix. Time Master is a game that you can play at your own pace, and in which the main gameplay hook is Zeno’s ability to manipulate time to fix some mistakes made along the way, as well as for solving the different puzzles you’ll run into. Thanks to this, Zeno will have a chance to collaborate with past versions of himself as he works towards saving his sister before it’s too late.


After the intro cutscene, you’ll be sent into the first set of trials, which will help you better understand what needs to be done to collect all the time fragments. You’ll control Zeno with the left analog stick and can jump with the A button. The X button can be pushed so that you can zoom out and get a better look of the area. The L and R buttons are for rotating the level. Once you’re happy with how you’ve acted on a level, you can rewind time with the B button.

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Once you’ve collected all fragments in a level, you’ll be able to leave by landing on the glowing exit platform. The tricky part is that you’ll have to make good use of your shadow self so that you can grab all of the fragments and make it to the exit in one go. While you can take your time and solve each trial at your own pace, you will need to pick up the pace if you’re the type of gamer who likes to 100% games, then you’ll need to plan things just right, so that you can make it to the exit within the time limit to be rated with one, two, or three stars in total. Do know that you’ll be able to obtain additional time fragments depending on the star rating you receive, so practicing to get three stars in all levels will certainly reward you.


New elements will be introduced at a steady pace to keep things feeling fresh while making sure to not overwhelm you. The first thing you’ll run into is platforms that fall after you walk over them, which will make the rewind function extra helpful. Next up will be switches that can remove colored blocks from the level. It’s then that you’ll also have to use the B button after rewinding time to be able to pause the actions of your past self, so that you can time its actions just right to make it to the exit before, say, it makes some colored blocks disappear from underneath you!

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Time Master is a colorful and fun if by the numbers time manipulation puzzle platformer. As Zeno, you must collect the missing time fragments so that you can find a way to save your sister, Sophia, who you accidentally sent to a parallel universe with your magic. It will be your time manipulating ability that will allow you to take on the Challenge of the Ancients, so that you can use your past self to overcome the obstacles you’ll run into. Time Master is out on Nintendo Switch with a $14.99 price tag.

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This Time Master review is based on a Nintendo Switch copy provided by Crescent Moon.

Review Overview

Fun by the numbers time manipulation puzzler