Whipseey and the Lost Atlas, a retro-style platformer from Blowfish Studios, launched on the Switch eShop today. The game stars a pink puffball (seems familiar) named Whipseey who must traverse colorful, whimsical dream worlds aided by their trusty whip (that, uh, also seems familiar).
To celebrate this vibrant platformer’s release, the folks over at Blowfish Studios have prepared a launch trailer on their YouTube channel, which you can view below.
Unfortunately, the game has picked up some negative press for its very short length. Games journalist Chris Scullion had the opportunity to review the game for Nintendo Life, where he noted that he was able to beat the game in forty-five minutes.
Latest Nintendo Life review is going as well as expected. Turns out if you beat a game in 45 minutes then criticise it for being too short there are a lot of people out there who feel the need to defend it.
Loving life regardless ??
— Chris Scullion (@scully1888) August 27, 2019
The Whipseey and the Lost Atlas launch trailer is decidedly less exciting when you realize that the sixty-ish seconds of gameplay it shows off is approximately 2% of the game. While the gameplay and level design looked fairly fun, it may be a good idea to wait for a deep discount before taking the plunge. If you have a retro fix that just cannot wait, maybe you can search for Astral Chain’s hidden 16-bit minigame instead when that game launches on Friday.
Will you be picking up Whipseey and the Lost Atlas on Switch? What do you think of the gameplay shown? Do you think Whipseey’s resemblance to Kirby is just enough to be offputting, or is that just me? Were you hoping for something a bit (or a lot) longer? Let us know in the comments!