The Tower of Beatrice on Nintendo Switch. Working on a contract for a mysterious client, you’ll need to infiltrate the tower of the powerful sorcerer Beatrice, steal her Book of Recipes, and get out alive. Along the way, you will enter a demon’s dreams to discover his most intimate desires, accept a gift from a Granny-spider, start the Clock Tower, feed a snail, make a tea for a demon, piece together a skeleton, and finally fix your fatal failing.
This is a mix of where’s wally and escape the room. You have to find the objects hidden in the room, to escape. This may consist of floating objects or even fixing a leaky bucket. You also have Beatrice in your ear giving tips or mocking you.
An escape the room style game fits nicely onto the Switch, due to the touchscreen. I found myself playing this in handheld most of the time, due to the touchscreen being easier to use. Using the controller was a bit more difficult and caused a couple of moments of frustration.
The difficulty was very random. I found some puzzles to be easy and some to be so difficult I had to Google answers. There is no gradual curve and seemed very random.
The game overall has a nightmare before Christmas vibe, with a gothic humorous tone. Though as with most games, the humour doesn’t always land. There are nods to movies, tv shows and books, some are obvious and others take a second pair of eyes to see.
The graphics aren’t that great. They remind me a lot of old Myth games, with it using photo-realistic graphics, but in poor quality. It performs ok, even with my digits pressing on the screen constantly.
Overall, this is a commuter game. Its six levels long, and could be completed on a trip to my nans. It’s quick and feels more like a mobile game, then a Switch game. Finally, please check out our gaming reviews. Also, don’t forget to connect with the Jabba Reviews team on Facebook or Twitter.