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  • Summary: Shoot, slash, switch and snatch to unveil the mystery of the 5th season in the most retrotaining 16-Bit action platformer ever to be made…
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Jun 13, 2018
    75
    The title shows off some really clever design work, and Rick’s ability to switch between seasons is used to great effect by the developers. Sometimes, revisiting levels to collect seeds and unlock new worlds can get a bit tedious, but the title’s strengths make it one of the better platforming options on the Switch eShop.
  2. 75
    The Fox n Forests developers set out to create something that both looks and feels right out of the 16-bit era and it’s safe to say they accomplished just that. Not only did they deliver a truly breathtaking rendition of the classic art style, but also introduced an interesting mechanic to the already familiar style of play.
  3. Jun 5, 2018
    75
    Fox n Forests does a lot to appeal to your retro visual nostalgia while playing well in a modern gaming world. It is full of gorgeous pixel art visuals, nice writing, and interesting bosses. I really just wish it had some good HD Rumble and was a bit longer.
  4. Jun 5, 2018
    60
    If you’re a true platform nerd who likes collecting things, then Fox n Forests may be worth looking into. However, if you are seeking a brand new experience in the genre, then you may be left feeling that there’s a little more to be desired.
  5. Sep 4, 2018
    60
    The game could be more enjoyable if it did not force the player to so much repetition of the levels, exposing its rather short lifespan, and if the controls did not feel too heavy at times, as it often leaves the feeling that the actions on the screen do not match the player's request.
  6. Aug 5, 2018
    60
    Fox n Forests has good ideas and can really be fun if you can get into the idea it proposes.
  7. Jun 4, 2018
    50
    Playing Fox n Forests feels like dusting off your SNES and jumping into a new title. Just don't be surprised when the retro visuals are matched by retro difficulty and control.

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  1. May 28, 2018
    10
    Even though I´m not a big fan of 2D games, I totally dig this one! The characters are programmed with such love and details you really feelEven though I´m not a big fan of 2D games, I totally dig this one! The characters are programmed with such love and details you really feel the connection between the player and the avatar.
    The "Seasons" feature is an absolute novelty and lets you immerse deeper into the game and gives you a glance behind the curtain;)
    A MUST for Nintendo Switch!
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  2. May 22, 2018
    10
    Playing snes and genesis games all day long when I was little, this is one of my favorite indie games so far. It plays, sounds and looksPlaying snes and genesis games all day long when I was little, this is one of my favorite indie games so far. It plays, sounds and looks beautiful!! You will not find lots of player guidance here and for me that is a PRO not a con. Finding out secrets and upgrading your character is most rewarding. I saw the mediocre Metacritic score and just had to jump in! This might not be everyone's taste but if you are into retro games you will absolutely ADORE it!! Expand
  3. May 22, 2018
    10
    It's great! The 16 bit experience you're looking for! You just don't know yet ;)
  4. May 24, 2018
    9
    I'm really enjoying this game! Some people have complained about the controls but I like them. In fact, they make me feel like a kid againI'm really enjoying this game! Some people have complained about the controls but I like them. In fact, they make me feel like a kid again trying to get used to the different feel of a new game. Rick's limitations add just a slight challenge. After an hour of playing I like the duck/melee and jump/spin slash. You have to approach enemies differently based on their size and distance from Rick. Overall I give it an 9/10 for the art, music, story, and level design! Expand
  5. May 22, 2018
    9
    Very entertaining platformer. The controls are precise, and gameplay and player progression are very intelligent. The pixel art graphics andVery entertaining platformer. The controls are precise, and gameplay and player progression are very intelligent. The pixel art graphics and the retro music are lovely. There are some bad so called “retro games” out there, but this one is a delight. Expand
  6. May 22, 2018
    9
    Born in 77 I started (serious) gaming with a C64 and later the Japanese SNES. I was waiting for this retro game since I heard of it lastBorn in 77 I started (serious) gaming with a C64 and later the Japanese SNES. I was waiting for this retro game since I heard of it last year. I could not have enjoyed more my travel back in time back to the good old days of 2D platformers. Thanks to the guys who built this small peace of art! :-) Expand
  7. May 25, 2018
    8
    Completed Fox N Forests (100%) last evening on the Switch! The platforming aspect is good, but not awesome. Most of the bosses are easy. ThereCompleted Fox N Forests (100%) last evening on the Switch! The platforming aspect is good, but not awesome. Most of the bosses are easy. There are 2 levels where you are flying a plane which was pretty neat. You have the ability to change between seasons which is a great addition. I had a good time exploring the levels to find all the hidden areas. I did not like having to do some levels again, but I did not hate it either. The graphics are amazing and the controls are solid, but it would have been nice to be able to change between seasons quicker (slight lag) and at any moment. The music is good as well and goes with the theme. There are different abilities you can use which I appreciate. This game deserves an 8 out of 10 in my book, but I feel the price is a little high for the lenght of the game. Expand

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