39 Days to Mars on Nintendo Switch, is a co-operative (and single-player) steampunk puzzle-adventure game. Step into the shoes of Sir Albert Wickes and The Right Honourable Clarence Baxter, two 19th century explorers who have chosen to pilot the HMS Fearful on its maiden voyage to Mars.
When the steam engine runs out of coal, the ship’s cat shreds the navigation chart, and the tea gets cold, it becomes clear that interstellar transportation isn’t a walk in the park. It will take the talents of two players working together on the problems that arise to get to Mars in one piece.
39 Days to Mars Nintendo Switch Trailer
The tutorial level is great, as it lays out the controls simply. It runs through some simple puzzles. The co-op nature of the game means that puzzles are split between the two players. The first puzzle was like a claw machine game, except one player controls the left and right, while the other controlled the vertical movement.
The whole game has a wonky feel to it, as the physics engine doesn’t make things easy. Once in space that when the bulk of the game takes place. Problems start to pop up as you proceed to Mars. Each problem is a puzzle for you and a friend to solve. Manoeuvring in space trying to get a space fish is a hilariously frustrating puzzle.
The whole game has a simple hand-drawn aesthetic to it. This aesthetic is worlds away from the 3D AAA games we play. There is an eerie piano soundtrack and the voice acting is emotional and at times very funny.
Are you and a friend are after something to do for an hour on a cold Sunday? Then 39 Days to Mars is a great game to pick up. Finally, please check out our gaming reviews. Also, don’t forget to connect with the Jabba Reviews team on Facebook or Twitter.