Exit the Gungeon on Nintendo Switch is a small, arcade-style, spin-off ‘dungeon climber’ that immediately follows the adventures of the misfit Gungeoneers attempting to survive a series of increasingly dangerous elevators and countless waves of enemies.
The Gungeon has become a paradox and is collapsing! Blessed by the magic of the Sorceress, your gun will change rapidly as you ascend the Gungeon. The better you play, and the higher your combo, the more powerful the form your gun will take.
Battle against the last and most bitter of the Gundead at a frantic pace, slowing down just long enough to chat with some familiar faces… and a few new ones. Shifting rooms, enemies, bosses, bizarre weapons and items all combine to ensure that no two attempts to Exit the Gungeon are the same.
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Gone is the dungeon exploring, and say hello to cramped elevator combat. There is a lot of jumping and dodging, inside a very small space. The enemies and guns are as wacky as ever though.
The guns are given to you at random, the more baddies you kill the better chance you have at getting a good gun. The randomness can be a hindrance though, as I got a pea shooter once and it was a terrible gun to use.
Controls are easy to pick up, with the thumbstick for movement and the ZR and ZL buttons for firing and jumping respectively. There are two jumps now, the roll and the vertical jump movement. These can both be used to dodge the bullets. I found practice is the only real way to learn which is best to use to dodge.
Exit The Gungeon focuses more on combat, as opposed to the exploration that was at the forefront of Enter. You don’t explore anymore, but much rather just kill that’s in the room. The look of the game is incredibly polished, with the sound effects and performance being on point.
Overall, Exit the Gungeon is a bit of a marmite game. Fans of the original may not get along with the drastic changes in the gameplay. While newbies to the franchise will like the polished graphics and simple premise.