Price: £4.49 // $4.99
With the continued flurry of releases on the Nintendo eShop it’s easy for indie titles to get lost amongst the other great (and not so great) eShop games. Golf Peaks may not initially catch your eye when you browse through the
Golf Peaks is an addictive puzzle game and your main objective is to
Each level is a mini puzzle that you have to solve using the movement cards available to you. Getting from A to B isn’t straight forward and you have to take into account the different terrain as they affect the ball in many different ways. Roll too far and you can end up rolling off the level completely or bouncing off a wall and going back the way you came. However there may be times where this is necessary to position the ball in the perfect position to get to another section of the level.
The game slowly teaches you the gameplay mechanics by starting off with the basics and gradually introducing more complicated ones as you progress. Ball movement starts off linear (move 2 spaces, move 1 space etc.) then another movement element, such as jumping is introduced (jump 2 spaces, jump 1 space). These are eventually combined together where you can jump and move in a single turn (jump 2 spaces followed by moving 2 spaces).
Using the movement options available for that level you have to navigate a path through
The levels are clever with a lot of thought put into the puzzles by the game designers. It starts off simple and you’ll whizz through the first couple of levels without too much trouble.
One of the reasons Golf Peaks is highly addictive and easy to play is because the player isn’t punished for failed attempts at a level. For
Golf Peaks isn’t groundbreaking by any means, but it is an enjoyable game that is well suited to the Nintendo Switch. It is perfect for
With over one hundred puzzles to complete it doesn’t have the largest level library that other puzzle games may have, but it’ll certainly keep me busy for a while as I tend to dip in and out of games rather than blitz them in one go. Once you’ve completed the levels there’s no incentive for you to go back and replay them again. It’s still an enjoyable game and would recommend it to others.
Watch the Switch trailer below:
This game was provided by 7Levels for the purpose of this review