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  • Summary: This is a game of cubes. Tiny, adorable cubes with hopes, dreams, unrequited loves… and unlimited destructive power. In Story Mode, you’ll follow the adventures of Charcoal and Mustard as they search for the ultimate birthday present to cheer up their best friend, Red--who is feeling quiteThis is a game of cubes. Tiny, adorable cubes with hopes, dreams, unrequited loves… and unlimited destructive power. In Story Mode, you’ll follow the adventures of Charcoal and Mustard as they search for the ultimate birthday present to cheer up their best friend, Red--who is feeling quite blue. Take the subway to nine unique worlds where you’ll battle rogue bananas, evil milk cartons, and crayon box spiders--whatever it takes to make Red happy again. Expand

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Zarvot - Official Teaser Trailer | Nintendo Switch
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. 85
    While the arena segments and shooting remind me of arcade classics like Smash TV or Robotron, I have never played a game like that with such heartfelt characters and story, pieces that didn’t just feel like an afterthought. I won’t go so far as to say Zarvot has the wit and soul of a poet, but the writing gives the game life, and it’s a title that will stand out this year as having the types of genuinely touching moments we don’t often see in video games. I can’t give anymore, so check out Zarvot and fall in love with these cubes.
  2. Nov 3, 2018
    80
    Zarvot is definitely a fun time and if you don’t get it, you’re probably a square (not a cube). It has loads of charm and the gameplay doesn’t get old.
  3. Nov 7, 2018
    80
    Whether you're working through the single player story mode, challenging the immediately gratifying arcade mode, or battling a few friends in versus mode, Zarvot offers awesome shooting gameplay and an incredible amount of content.
  4. Oct 22, 2018
    70
    Zarvot offers the kind of tight arcade-shooter action that lends itself well to epic local competitive scraps; what we have here is a charming, eclectic package that goes all-out to appeal to both solo and social players. It's perhaps a little too scattershot in its mixture of styles and tones, and not all of its ideas hit the target, but there's a whole lot of heart and humour to Snowhydra's little box of tricks, and that goes a long way.
  5. Nov 25, 2018
    70
    Fun but modest arcade shooter that is one of the hidden surprises on the eShop.
  6. Nov 14, 2018
    70
    Its commitment to manic, arcade shooting is one of its biggest strengths, but this unfortunately highlights the game’s weaker elements, namely the platforming. The narrative is ultimately the stand out feature here, as the nuanced character writing highlights the surprisingly profound overarching narrative in a way that keeps players engaged.
  7. Oct 22, 2018
    50
    The game’s multiplayer mode, each player using one Joy-Con, is the game’s prime redeeming feature and is a heck of a lot of fun in its own right. But weighed down by a middling-at-best single player mode, no matter how quirky it attempts to be, Zarvot’s trying, polyhedral antics don’t justify the price of admission.

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  1. Oct 19, 2018
    7
    This game is a little gem. It has a good single player (like 20/30 min each level and it has 12 levels), the main part is the localThis game is a little gem. It has a good single player (like 20/30 min each level and it has 12 levels), the main part is the local multiplayer from 2 players up to 4.
    Good graphics, good music and the dialogues are beautiful. Dynamic gameplay but lacks personal customization.
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