The boys and girls from Level 5 have new food in their luggage. The Snack World is a Japanese multimedia franchise that has already been given anime and manga adaptations, but the focus is on the video game Snack World: Trejarers. It is a dungeon crawler RPG that was released for the Nintendo 3DS in Japan in 2017. Now the West can finally be happy: The renamed Snack World: The treasure hunt – gold could become one of the first major switch titles in 2020.
Incidentally, the "gold" in the name means that we can not only enjoy the original game, but also all the add-ons that have been published to date. We put the adventure through its paces and serve you our final opinion on the game.
The figure of your trust
First of all, before we scurry through the sweet adventure, let's start in the character editor. Do we want to control a female or a male character? What hairstyle should our character have? And what hair color? When we have finally decided on the many cuddly options, an audience follows in the throne room of the Kingdom of Croquetta.
An adventurer was found outside the city gates – passed out! And as befits a decent role-playing game, the protagonist has of course also lost his memory! Hach, video games. However, it becomes clear in the first few seconds: Snack World: (buy now for € 47.93) The treasure hunt (which we will shorten from now on with "Snack World") is aware of its clichés at all times and even plays with it. Humor is a very big element of the title. Are we really THE hero from the legend who will finally bring peace to the world? Nope, not really.
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There is no legend and no dark clouds brewing in the sky. On the contrary, in the world of Snack World everything is sweet as sugar and the characters in the adventure just always have a lot of fun. During our 30-hour journey, we encounter a variety of crazy monsters and likeable characters, which is one of the great strengths of the dungeon crawler. The "Masked Melon" or "Peter Pannekuchen" are just a few of the great figures. Some are completely new, others are based on well-known characters like Snow White or Peter Pan. The very clear core, however, are the "snacks"!
The more snacks the better!
It is hardly surprising that Snack World has quickly become a popular franchise in Japan. The monster design is full of creativity. For example, there are opponents like Slime, who is fully aware that it only exists as a copy of enemies from other RPG series. In addition, there are also original creations that have rarely been seen on the screen. A great feature: from a certain point in time we always get the chance to turn different monsters into a snack using the photo function. That simply means that from now on we can welcome them to our team. In addition to the snacks, there are also a variety of equipment and weapons that are designed to boost our motivation.
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Our task is quite simple: we keep getting new main and side quests that lead us to randomly generated dungeons. As is typical of the genre, the aim is not to advance a large and epic story, but only to quench your own rage. The combat system is kept very simple. We have a normal attack on each weapon, a stronger attack that has a cooldown, and another special ability. Each weapon has its own Jara display, which works like a typical endurance bar in video games. If we overdo it, we have to let the weapon rest for a while. Fortunately, we can carry several items on our belts, such as axes, swords, or bows. With more playing time, we automatically develop our own strategies and change the strategy at lightning speed.
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Snack World does many things right. The humor works well and has been skillfully integrated into the game, the gameplay is fun and the world convinces with a lot of charm. Especially in multiplayer, Snack World should make faces grinning. Snack World allows us to go loot hunting together. The only disturbing factor is the appearance. The adventure packaged in a cartoon look looks solid, but you can see the origin of the 3DS. So if you like cute Japanese worlds, are not put off by a child's staging and can gain something from the genre dungeon crawler, you should be well fed with Snack World for spring.
A big plus: I could hardly get enough of the many creative snacks.
Snack World may not be the big switch game of the first quarter of 2020, but in the first session it quickly becomes clear how the brand could become a whole franchise in Japan in such a short time. The many different monsters just look as if you have tipped a huge jug full of cuddly and humor over the figures after the finished design. For example, every snack has a catch phrase that it throws at us during the fight. “Stay away from my bacon!” The dying pig knight shouts at us. Just cute, isn't it? So if you are open to the attraction of Snack World, you own a switch and maybe even have a few friends who also meet the above points, then I can only recommend the dungeon crawler as a small “spring snack”. So, that's enough with all the food allusions. Hihi.
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