• Publisher: Level 5
  • Release Date: Feb 14, 2020
Metascore
68

Mixed or average reviews - based on 44 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 44
  2. Negative: 2 out of 44
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  1. Feb 20, 2020
    90
    There’s just so much that Snack World does right for a dungeon crawler that even without having any sort of serious story it manages to be one of the best in the genre with the sheer fun variety it offers. Anyone looking for a brand new adventuring title should give Snack World: The Dungeon Crawl – Gold their time as it’s surprisingly fantastic.
  2. Feb 13, 2020
    87
    Our hope is that Level-5 will better support the work after its launch, smoothing its edges to make Snack World an essential title for hackers' slash lovers on Switch.
  3. Mar 10, 2020
    85
    Snack World combines a tongue-in-cheek story with dungeon crawling, a loot system, and roguelike mechanics to make one surprisingly fun package.
  4. Mar 6, 2020
    80
    Snack World is a game with a lot of potential. It could use a little more polish and a more engaging setting, but the elements are all there for a good dungeon crawler. Despite my issues with the game, I've enjoyed my time searching for treasure, and recommend that you check it out if you love a good grind.
  5. Feb 28, 2020
    80
    Snack World: The Dungeon Crawl – Gold offers plenty of content without taking itself too seriously, and the mix of quirky humour and looty goodness is delightful. Although the story could have been more captivating, I still enjoyed every second.
  6. Feb 26, 2020
    80
    Snack World: The Dungeon Crawl - Gold is a new port to the Switch that combines amazing RPG elements with a challenging dungeon crawl experience.
  7. Feb 24, 2020
    80
    Snack World: esploratori di dungeon – Gold is a dungeon crawler that focuses on immediacy and action, presenting itself in an unprecedented Western edition with its load of explosive humor..
  8. Feb 19, 2020
    80
    Snack World: The Dungeon Crawl - Gold is better than the sum of its parts. Some of those parts are frustrating, and some of them are a bit messy, but somehow, all of those parts come together to create a surprisingly pleasant and refreshing experience. Despite being laden with constant, unnecessary sexual innuendo, and despite being filled with systems upon systems of complicated menus and stats, Snack World manages to be fun above all else. And ultimately, that’s all you could really ask for.
  9. Feb 14, 2020
    80
    A delightful game that offers a fairytale style aesthetic, hours of roguelike dungeon crawling with plenty of replayabillity and a co-op mode that is superb albeit not available in the main campaign but only on the side quests.
  10. Feb 13, 2020
    80
    An atypical RPG that stands out for its sense of humor and its dungeons. It is a seemingly simple game but deep enough to keep us playing for hours completing missions, either alone or with company.
  11. Feb 13, 2020
    80
    Snack World: Dungeon Explorers is a game made with undoubted craft, full of humor and ready to pinch the strings of the collector hidden in each of us. The simple but not trivial action and the large number of secondary missions are, however, tormented by a rhythm that tends to weary in the long run and a lively, but technically only discreet, technical component. Remaining in the culinary sphere, Snake World won't be a chef's bite to eat, but if you're hungry you can tastefully fulfill it.
  12. Feb 13, 2020
    80
    Snack World serves up a beautifully presented helping of dungeon crawling, garnished with generous amounts of humour and charm. Its character is also its saving grace, because it helps keep your interest when the actual mechanics start to feel repetitive. Or, to milk the food analogy further: its outer shell is so endearing that you’ll still enjoy consuming it even when you can tell it’s starting to get a little stale.
  13. Game World Navigator Magazine
    Mar 6, 2020
    77
    Snack World instantly charms you with little things, like names derived from various foods, or that your weapons get tired, so you might want to let your sword rest in the sheath for a bit before launching attack. [Issue#243, p.60]
  14. Feb 13, 2020
    75
    Underneath the childish, cartoony exterior, Snack World: Dungeon Crawl Gold is a funny, simple but engaging RPG that above all, will make you smile.
  15. Feb 13, 2020
    75
    A RPG for everyone. This is our perception about Snack World, an interesting dungeon crawler game with simple, but enjoyable, gameplay. It only fails in one important point: variety, and that's why it couldn't go further in the role playing games genre.
  16. Feb 13, 2020
    75
    The Snack World is a fun and truly tactical RPG featuring massive content that dungeon crawler and loot fans should enjoy but can be kind of overwhelming during the first hours of gameplay.
  17. Feb 13, 2020
    74
    We quickly fell in love with Snack World, but just as quickly we grew bored of samey dungeons and a very simple combat system. Still, especially if played in short bursts, this is a fun and hilarious dungeon crawler.
  18. Sep 22, 2020
    70
    There’s a lot to digest when it comes to Snack World, and like red bean paste, you either love it or can’t stomach it. If the idea of a glorified casino with a simple battle system and insane level spikes makes your mouth water, Snack World is a dungeon crawler worth delving into. There is in fact a significant amount of content with side quests, crafting, and collecting that gives prospective explorers plenty to take part in. But the gameplay still turns up incredibly repetitive, and the smorgasbord of comedy styles makes it even more tedious getting from one dungeon to the next.
  19. Mar 13, 2020
    70
    A dungeon crawler in kawaii sauce. Entertaining, but it could have been much better.
  20. Feb 25, 2020
    70
    Snack World: The Dungeon Crawl - Gold is a good entry to the RPG genre, but it may be too simple for some experienced players.
  21. Feb 21, 2020
    70
    The main campaign will take you at least 25-30 hours to beat, and if you’re having fun, dozens more hours can be sunk into end-game content. As long as you don’t want it do, the quest for better gear never ends.
  22. Feb 18, 2020
    70
    It can be good, simple fun when it wants to be and even in its most aggravating moments, it manages to be carried by a cast of entertaining characters in a bizarre, charming world.
  23. Feb 18, 2020
    70
    What Snackworld: The Dungeon Crawl - Gold lacks in gameplay depth, it makes up for with it's great sense of humour and vibrant style.
  24. Feb 14, 2020
    70
    Snack World finally comes to Europe with its latest version, fully equipped with dozens of hours of content. This is great at first glance, because if you like the game and you enjoy its mechanics, the enjoyment is just guaranteed. However, despite the well-executed multiplayer options and a huge variety of content, the overall experience comes out to be so repetitive after 20 hours or so, which is a pity as Level-5 doesn’t explore the gameplay options as much as it could have been.
  25. Feb 13, 2020
    70
    It's not an essential video game, nor does it seek to be: it meets the playable, although it stands out in terms of fun thanks to its sense of humor. In addition, audio-visual seems like a very round work.
  26. Feb 13, 2020
    70
    As a dungeon crawler, Snack World doesn't stand out among all the other similar (and better) games. But the sense of humor, powered by a magnificent Spanish translation and dub, manages to achieve great levels of charm an personality. If you're looking for something simple and fun to be in a good mood... This is it.
  27. 70
    There's a lot that I wanted to like about Snack World. Lite-dungeon crawling, a deep loot system, colourful visuals, quirky 'meta' humour – all the right ingredients are here for a staple dish in my personal video game cuisine. While it all looked great on the menu, though, what has eventually been plated and served is more like fast food than fine dining. It's still enjoyable, but it hasn't been made with the same love and care and can make you feel a bit uneasy.
  28. Feb 26, 2020
    68
    Charming loot and monster hunt with a high grind factor and unfortunately without any splitscreen option.
  29. Feb 13, 2020
    68
    Snack World has a great sense of humor, great bosses and it’s a lot of fun with friends… but it’s also very simple and repetitive. It could’ve been a much better game, but we’ve still had fun with it.
  30. 65
    Snack World: The Dungeon Crawl - Gold is a journey with highs and lows. The gameplay itself is quite entertaining with cool weapons and slick movement. On the other end, it is also very grindy, with dialogue that can become real grating. Some of these problems fade away in multiplayer, which makes it such a missed opportunity to make that aspect a bigger focus. Snack World isn't a bad game, but it’s somewhat misguided in how it wants to present itself. If you can deal with the frustration, you will find that the dungeons themselves can be fairly entertaining.
  31. Aug 19, 2020
    60
    Overall, there really is nothing fundamentally wrong here, but with its reliance on deriving humour from treating RPG standards as dated and ripe for mockery, Snack World: The Dungeon Crawl - Gold pretty much shoots itself in the foot. Leaning into these tropes, and really investing the time into a combat system that is as much of a treat as the rest of the game could have really elevated this above a saturated market. Collecting 'Snacks' and using them as party members is fun, and a worthwhile curiosity, plus visually it has charming designs, reminiscent of Final Fantasy: My Life as a King, which both enthrals and delights. Sadly, though, without a sturdy and, more importantly, fun battle system driving this forward, this may leave a sour taste for those expecting something of the calibre of Level-5's past RPG efforts.
  32. NF Magazine
    May 1, 2020
    60
    It's just a shame that half of the crawl is getting past the game's process – and ego. [Issue #45 – March/April 2020, p. 68]
  33. Apr 10, 2020
    60
    Snack World works as a tasty, but not entirely satisfying, appetizer, with too much filler and some strange balancing choices.
  34. Feb 25, 2020
    60
    Everything in the game, from the bad humor to the kinda fun combat, coalesced into a mess that I wanted to continue exploring, if only out of morbid curiosity and my love of loot. Unless you are a die-hard dungeon crawler, I don’t see this game holding your interest.
  35. 60
    Snack World really isn't my thing. As much as I am a fan of Level-5, the pitch of this one is out, and as such, too much of it falls flat. It's a satirical game that's trying too hard and if it was funny, then the jokes it makes would be directed at its own faults as a game. It's a workable dungeon crawler without being inspired, but unlike the rest of Level-5's library, this one is focused on being attractive to one demographic at the expense of just about everyone else. Where most other Level-5 games are a joy and delight, this one really felt too much like a slog.
  36. Feb 13, 2020
    60
    What has the ingredients to be a compelling RPG with roguelike side dishes, unfortunately, boils down to a mediocre cold buffet of half-baked ideas and passable visuals that never fully gets the taste buds tingling.
  37. Feb 13, 2020
    60
    Snack World is a repetitive and rough dungeon crawler which kids will love; adults and fans of the genre not so much.
  38. Feb 13, 2020
    60
    Its mediocre ideas result in nothing more than a functionality that spoils solid art. Snack World: The Dungeon Crawl – Gold could have been a unique take on the genre but unfortunately cashes out too early to make any kind of lasting impression.
  39. Feb 18, 2020
    55
    Snack World: The Dungeon Crawl Gold falls short in most areas with it's dull, monotonous gameplay. Repetitive missions and gameplay lead to this one wearing out it's welcome after a few short hours, despite having lots of content.
  40. Millenium
    Feb 15, 2020
    55
    Level 5 clearly had a card to play in offering a dungeon crawler for a younger audience, but unfortunately, Snack World is a bad draw. The title quickly becomes boring and despite a few interesting systems, the fun starts running out after a couple of hours. If you are a dungeon crawler enthusiast, keep moving, Snack World won't scratch your itch for exploration.
  41. Feb 14, 2020
    50
    Snack World could have been a great gravel game for on the go but is stranded by the many confusing underlying systems and moderate writing. A pity, because the idea behind this game is perfect on the Switch.
  42. Feb 13, 2020
    50
    With this brand new franchise, Level-5 intends to enter the market of rogue-like titles. Alas, despite its cool and colorful universe, we can be quite disappointed by the general game design, massively borrowed from gacha games and its repetitiveness.
  43. Feb 13, 2020
    45
    If you ignore the presentation, there’s something in here for dungeon crawl fanatics, but you’re better off going with something like Darksiders Genesis for a far more enjoyable experience. Like Darksiders isn’t for the younger gamer in your life, neither is this. Snack World: The Dungeon Crawl – Gold is available now on Nintendo Switch.
  44. Feb 24, 2020
    40
    There is no shortcut to boss doors, nor an opportunity to save outside them--you must traverse the preceding dungeon in its entirety again, which begins to disrupt and destroy the decent dungeon-crawling. As a result, despite the fact Snack World is initially most exciting when you're exploring the depths of its dungeons, that excitement is soon painfully wrenched into tedium. This phenomenon seems to permeate Snack World in its entirety: although it's exciting and captivating early on, each of its constituents become tedious before long, and all of its strengths are weathered away by repetition and a sense of feeling incomplete.
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  1. Feb 14, 2020
    Level-5's latest multimedia outing makes a belated western outing in an RPG that's eccentric, exuberant and more than a little clumsy.
User Score
7.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 77 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 51 out of 77
  2. Negative: 16 out of 77
  1. Feb 15, 2020
    10
    Honestly had to make an account just to review this game because of the lack of attention its getting. Go out today and buy this game!
  2. Feb 14, 2020
    9
    The game is fun. Very relaxing. I think the person who invented the words or decided on them was mega high, but the game is a lot of fun. It'sThe game is fun. Very relaxing. I think the person who invented the words or decided on them was mega high, but the game is a lot of fun. It's not high speed or stressful and it's kind of like a monster hunter with good load times and much lighter in terms of materials. I'd really recommend it to anyone who wants a game with a lot of playability and relax. Full Review »
  3. Feb 14, 2020
    10
    A fantastic game from the creators of Inazuma Eleven, Professor Layton, Yo-kai Watch and Ni no Kuni.
    Excellent game play and tons more to do
    A fantastic game from the creators of Inazuma Eleven, Professor Layton, Yo-kai Watch and Ni no Kuni.
    Excellent game play and tons more to do in Snack World
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