Atomicrops on Nintendo Switch is an action roguelite farming simulator. Armed with your hoe, a watering pail, and a fully automatic weapon, you must grow ultra-GMO crops to feed the local town… and make a hefty profit. Defend your land from the mutant pests and bandits that invade nightly to ravage your fields. Court and wed townsfolk to fight and farm by your side. Gather upgrades to increase yields, profit, and power. Befriend the local wildlife to help with the chores.
The idea of being a farmer shooter sounded too good of a game to not play. You traverse the world around you, killing enemies you find along the way. When an enemy dies, you can collect things like seeds, and other items beneficial to your farm. When the sun goes down, you will need to prepare to protect your farm from enemies. I found that I was farming and shooting at the same time. As you play planting and tend to your crops, watering is done via standing near your plants.
Atomicrops Nintendo Switch Trailer
Harvested crops will turn into money, which can buy you guns, bridges and other items. Roses generate their currency and spent on doctors or potential love interests. Give them enough roses and they will marry you, adding their skill to your team.
The game is broken up into seasons of 3 days. At the end of each season, a boss attacks your farm. After he is beaten, you then have all your crops collected and get a reward. These rewards are used to permanently upgrade you. You can also collect animals and items for your farm. Cows can water your crops, turrets can defend your farm. To be honest there are too many items and upgrades to count.
As this is a rougelite, when you die, you will lose everything. But, if you find an ant they will stay with you throughout all your attempts. I found my goal was to find these items and gifts which will be with me through each attempt.
There are nice little difficulty bumps and achievements to keep you wanting to play. You can unlock additional players as well, which gives you an upper hand when you play.
The look of the game is a classic pixel style. The crops are very Lovecraftian with bright colours, the same can be said about the enemies. The music is a bit basic and was turned down halfway through my time playing. I did not some quite obvious frame drops while playing in handheld mode, but I am sure this will be fixed via updates to the game.