Hotline Miami Collection on the Nintendo Switch contains both legendary games in the neon-soaked, brutally-challenging Hotline Miami series from Dennaton Games. Hotline Miami was first released in October 2012 on Windows PC, and Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number followed in March 2015. Both games have already been ported to different devices. However, this is the first time that either of the Hotline Miami titles will be available on a Nintendo system. It’s good to see them released together.
When starting the game you are greeted with a choice between Hotline Miami and Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number. The menu is as trippy with ever, you can then choose which game to play. There is a video demo on the left which changes with the menu choice, so you can see what the game will look like. You start with the tutorial level, which I skipped through before realizing he was telling you the controls to use. You can punch and then finish people off, pick up weapons and shoot or throw them at people. The game is as gory as when it first came out.
Hotline Miami Collection Nintendo Switch Launch
You start in your apartment, where you have a message telling you your current mission. You then pick a mask to wear and start the level off. You will have to get behind the idea of dying a lot. But as you die and replay, you learn the layout of the buildings, peoples positions and you get better and better. I was picking up crowbars and chucking them at people off-screen. You’ll notice a tripy scoreboard in the right, which will increase with every hit you make.
Performace and graphics wise, I had no issues. This is a solid port of the game and plays really well. The music is boss as ever, it feels the same as when I played this on the PC a while ago.
Both games use a top-down view and this works really well for the Switch. I found myself playing this a lot in handheld mode, as the game feels like that’s how its meant to be played.
This is totally worth having on the Switch. It’s trippy, gory and a rush to play. Finally check out our other gaming reviews. Also, don’t forget to connect with the Jabba Reviews team on Facebook or Twitter.