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7.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 19 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 19
  2. Negative: 3 out of 19

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  1. Mar 3, 2020
    5
    The premise is great, and the animations and rag doll physics initially create hilarious situations and moments. Two main issues bring the game down though:

    1. The controls are simply too finicky. You're meant to press a button to grab the nearest object, whether it's a door, a chair or a person's foot, but more often than not, the character ends up grabbing something else than you
    The premise is great, and the animations and rag doll physics initially create hilarious situations and moments. Two main issues bring the game down though:

    1. The controls are simply too finicky. You're meant to press a button to grab the nearest object, whether it's a door, a chair or a person's foot, but more often than not, the character ends up grabbing something else than you intended. It's simply not intuitive enough.

    2. Although you get a score at the end of each mission, you're not told if you did well or not. Giving out bronze/silver/gold depending on your score would have done a lot to the replayability and enjoyment. As it is now, you don't really care if you did okay or not, and it all gets a little pointless as it's not a challenging game to begin with.

    Fixing these issues and a few other details could really have made this game amazing! You can still have fun if you're fun people playing, and driving your ambulance on the fully explorable island between missions is a great addition that adds variation and "meat" to the experience, but all in all, it's hard to recommend unless you've already played all the other great co-op games on Switch (the Overcooked! games come to mind) and crave even more.
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  2. Feb 1, 2021
    8
    This underrated gem of a game lands somewhere left of the middle between Crazy Taxi on the Sega Dreamcast and the comics of Joan Cornellà. Literally the first real Laugh Out Loud moments since I’ve owned a Nintendo Switch occurred today during our first session with this game. Recommended game for 2 player couch coop with your younger kiddo. My 6 year old held up really well and the 9 yearThis underrated gem of a game lands somewhere left of the middle between Crazy Taxi on the Sega Dreamcast and the comics of Joan Cornellà. Literally the first real Laugh Out Loud moments since I’ve owned a Nintendo Switch occurred today during our first session with this game. Recommended game for 2 player couch coop with your younger kiddo. My 6 year old held up really well and the 9 year old aced it. We had so many laughs, great stuff! Expand
  3. Jan 10, 2021
    8
    The game is pretty good. Not so much arguing as a game like overcooked. The only thing is the game is a little short. Would wish for a few more levels. It’s cool how you can travel around the map and find cool Easter eggs as well.
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75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 20 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. NF Magazine
    May 1, 2020
    65
    The Stretchers is the epitome of simple fun, with all of the strings that come along with that promise. [Issue #45 – March/April 2020, p. 24]
  2. Jan 24, 2020
    60
    The Stretchers is a jovial, anarchic affair. It looks like a Dreamcast title and, in some respects, feels like playing one too. That comparison isn't meant as a pejorative to say it's dated, as it isn't, and certainly it has a charm all of its own. Despite some small annoyances, it is the freshness, and an arcade-y fun-ness that feels like something off of Sega's last console. This is brimming with engaging ideas, which constantly build on or mix up the core mechanic, which taken on its own merits is strong.
  3. Dec 30, 2019
    70
    The Stretchers may stretch that smile over your face, with its funny ragdoll physics and clumsy multiplayer moments. It may be short and lacks replay value, but for the while it lasts, it is sure to bring a bit of hilarious sunshine to that rainy day, we all get to live sometimes.