Metascore
68

Mixed or average reviews - based on 7 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Apr 22, 2022
    70
    Tunche isn't for everyone. Traditional beat-'em-up fans will like the frantic action of the combo system, even if it takes a few runs to get going, but they'll hate the lack of forward progression. Roguelike fans will enjoy the gradual character empowerment but hate the lack of randomization of bosses and enemies. It falls into a specific niche that appeases people who enjoy the minimal mixing of both, and in that respect, Tunche delivers an experience that can be enjoyable if you know what you're getting into.
  2. Nov 17, 2021
    70
    Tunche is a spirited jungle jaunt. A charming action-adventure that wears its Peruvian heritage with the utmost pride. While the marriage of roguelite to brawler is definitely a solid fit — particularly in multiplayer — it cannot be denied that the repetitious trappings of both genres are readily apparent, which will be enough to turn off some players. Those well-versed in the grind and willing to put in the effort, however, will be rewarded with a very agreeable bout of forest fisticuffs. Now, about that animated series...
  3. 60
    Tunche best serves fans and friends of dishing knuckle sandwiches together, but doesn’t synchronise its genre mashups in a way that elevates it above the many RPG-tinted beat ‘em ups stomping around out there.
  4. Nov 8, 2021
    60
    With a terrific hand-drawn style, an intriguing premise (inspired by a rich vein of criminally under-represented folklore), and solid controls, Tunche does a lot right, but it’s also a game that saves too much of its good stuff for the later stages, which is likely to drive away many looking for more instant gratification. With a more gentle introductory curve in the early stages and more rewarding incentives for progress, Tunche could be the next Castle Crashers, especially if you can rope some mates in. As it stands, it might be too much of a slog at the start to stick with, in order to see the good stuff further in.
  5. 50
    Tunche combines familiar mechanics with a setting that is rarely represented in video games. This keeps the game’s visual design fresh, but the combat is more than familiar and not up to the standard set by other games in these genres. Tunche can’t scratch the side-scrolling beat-em-up action of River City Girls or the honed roguelike structure of Hades. Unfortunately, this means the game’s charming art and characters are at battle with lackluster gameplay.
User Score
6.5

Mixed or average reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 8
  2. Negative: 2 out of 8
  1. Feb 23, 2022
    6
    Amazing Art-style, cute characters, challenging boss fights but a tedious progression and lack of replayability. The game is fun, but the funAmazing Art-style, cute characters, challenging boss fights but a tedious progression and lack of replayability. The game is fun, but the fun ends quickly unless you really like grinding. Our score for Tunche on PC is 6.3 and a round 7 on Switch since i found this game to be a great companion to play on the go. Full Review »
  2. Dec 28, 2021
    7
    Pros:
    + beautiful art style
    + fun combos + juggling enemies + comic book style storytelling Cons: - grindy - repetitive music - too
    Pros:
    + beautiful art style
    + fun combos
    + juggling enemies
    + comic book style storytelling

    Cons:
    - grindy
    - repetitive music
    - too many currencies
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  3. Dec 25, 2021
    6
    Fun art style but repetitive combat and unexciting music make for a good distraction for a few hours.