She Remembered Caterpillars on Nintendo Switch, is a colour-matching puzzle game with an unsettling fungipunk aesthetic. Set in a phantasgamorphic world of writhing caterpillars, brightly-coloured Gammies, and living architecture, the game will have players eavesdropping on what appears to be one scientist’s quest to save her father. As the chapters progress, more of this strange universe will reveal itself: what manner of cataclysm occurred here? Who are the players involved? And what exactly are the Gammies doing in these dreamscapes? Winner of Intel Level Up Game Demo’s Best Puzzle Game Award, She Remembered Caterpillars will test your capacity for problem-solving, dropping you into puzzles of escalating difficulty, each building on the lessons of the last.
This is a play and fail game. I failed a lot playing this game. But, when you finally succeed there is nothing better! It’s a difficult game to play, but that then has the best kind of rewards. Throw in some gorgeous graphics and this has been a fun game to play.
The start features colour based puzzles, but this then evolves into completely mind-bending challenges. You control a bunch of nameless beasts, which are different colours. The goal is to get them onto the edges of each level
You take control of small, funny-shaped creatures and direct them around beautifully detailed levels, with the ultimate goal of getting every creature sat on petals at the edge of the worlds. These creatures are different colours and the world reacts to the colours differently. You have the power to combine with other colours and take on the properties of both.
The game rules are easy to follow. Coloured bridges will only let matching colours cross them. The more you play the more elements like switches and colourless bridges.
She Remembered Caterpillars Nintendo Switch Features:
- Gorgeous artwork from Symmetrain (IGF 2014 Student Showcase Award) creator Daniel Leander Goffin.
- 40 levels of brain-bending puzzles, with each new act presenting a fresh mechanic or a different colour.
- A haunting soundtrack, written by Thomas Höhl.
- She Remembered Caterpillars can easily be played by the colour-blind, thanks to its unique usage of shapes and symbols.
But, there is no slow build up the puzzles on this game. After the tutorial, you are thrown head first into what I would deem a difficult puzzle. Then they only get harder. This is a proper brain work out.
Also, the hand-drawn graphics look amazing and really complement the difficulty of the levels. If you are a fan of puzzles you really need to check this game out. Finally, check out our other gaming reviews.