GoatPunks on Nintendo Switch, is a multiplayer action game pitting your goat against other players in a battle to become king of the mountain. Fight through an onslaught of bombs, obstacles and each other to climb to the top of 9 uniquely themed mountains each offering distinct challenges. Once up there, stay on top of the competition for 30 hectic seconds to claim victory.
GoatPunks supports up to 4 players in head-to-headbutt, split-screen, action. Grab your Joy-Cons and get ready to roll. Shields, weapons, and power-ups are scattered about the mountain, and if you manage to get your goat to make it up the top, all the other goats will have a common enemy: you! Stages vary in complexity providing a range of challenge and the levels are hand illustrated. You’ll race up exotic backdrops including ice, city, candy and lantern mountains. Although the objective is simple, each round is a new adventure where anything can happen!
The main point of the game is to get to the top and then stay there for as long as you can. You then have to keep the other players from getting to the top, using weapons and melee attacks. You can play local or online multiplayer, single-player is there for you to train before the big leagues.
GoatPunks Nintendo Switch Trailer
The graphics and animations are tight and bright. The goats are bright and colourful, while locations are dulled down, to show the goats in all their goat goodness. There are lots of different goats you can collect and play as offering a nice fun gaming mechanic.
Controls do take a little getting used to, as the platforms aren’t easy to climb. They are angled in different directions, so you have to keep moving, using them as jumping points. Standing still isn’t an option, as you’d be a standing target.
Multiplayer is OK, the screen can fill up rather quickly when playing with 3 or more players. Everything can start to look the same, and as such, I did end up losing my goat a lot.
Overall, Goatpunks is a fun game. This would be great if you and your family like to play multiplayer games. Though there is a single-player mode, it’s really just for training and not the reason why you would buy this game.