SuperEpic: The Entertainment War on Nintendo Switch. In a not-too-distant future dystopia, a single videogame development company, Regnantcorp, controls an Orwellian society by enslaving the population with their addictive free games. As a rebellious racoon, along with your llama steed, you’ll explore a surreal castle-like office full of enemies, challenges, secrets and corporate pigs. Break into their headquarters, uncover the conspiracy and save videogames!
SuperEpic and the Switch feel like a match made in heaven. You ride your lama attacking with any of the three moves you have and explore each level. You’ll encounter lots of enemies, puzzles and secret areas.
The team behind the level design have to be applauded. Each level of the floor feels different enough to not get boring. You can use your map to go upstairs and then back across to explore new levels, which feels very Metroidvania.
Each floor and boss is based around negative parts of free-to-play games. So it could be a vampire draining money from consumers, a spy network or a manager that works people like slaves. This speaks to gamers, as we have all experienced these aspects at least once. Music is a huge element of the levels, as you can hear the classic arcade games that inspired the makers.
SuperEpic: The Entertainment War Nintendo Switch Launch
Upgrades and weapons play a bit part of the game. Coins are earned when defeating enemies, and these can be used for upgrades or buying new weapons. These allow the player to get through the future levels a bit easier. New attacks and abilities can be bought with a “premium” currency, which means that you will want to explore to get the good upgrades.
Toilets are used as save points, but there aren’t a lot of them around. If you die, you can come back at the cost of 50% of your coins. If you die again, then you reset. This means that you have to be careful how you explore otherwise you may lose everything.
The absolute best part of the game is the QR codes littered through the levels. You scan the QR code, and this loads a Regnantcorp game on your phone. The first one I encountered was a flappy bird clone. Once completed you get an error code, which is for the keypad, and this unlocks a hidden prize. This is pure genius, and I was blown away by how a simple thing, just adds a lot more layers to a game.
Overall, if you own a Switch, go now and buy SuperEpic. This has all the tongue in cheek humour you could want. There are call backs, homages and overall a fun game to play. Finally, please check out our gaming reviews. Also, don’t forget to connect with the Jabba Reviews team on Facebook or Twitter.