Chex Quest HD Switch Review
Why does Chex Quest HD exist? Are Chex Mix sales flagging that much that somebody in General Mills marketing went, “Let’s pay some developers to bring back an advertising game from 26 years ago”? I’m not sure. What I do know is, for an advertising game, it’s surprisingly decent.
I’ll post the story description for Chex Quest HD from the eshop as I can’t do it justice:
The Intergalactic Federation of Snacks’ outpost on the remote planet of Bazoik has been overrun by evil cereal-eating creatures from another dimension! These slimy “Flemoids” have taken the citizens of Bazoik captive, and it is up to you and the Chex Mix Squadron to free them.
Yeah… I’m speechless!
There are six characters in Chex Quest HD, but aside from their voices, they all play the same and do the same five levels.
Chex Quest itself apes an old school FPS design(think Doom 2). Largely flat levels connected by elevators and ramps. There are keys to find to open doors, levers to flip and secrets to find. There are a variety of weapons to choose from and enemy AI is basic at best. It’s all there, all functional. If you love old school FPS, you’ll find a lot to like here.
Chex Quest HD is an advertising game to the core. It is designed to sell you Chex Mix, and to be honest, next time I go to the grocery store, I’ll pick up a bag! There are far worse advertising games out there(The infamous Burger King Trilogy instantly comes to mind). My only issue is, if I am to be advertised to, why am I paying $4.99 for the privilege? Chex Quest HD should have been free. However, if you want a decent old school FPS and to be hungry for Chex Mix, you still cannot go wrong here.
Overall: I have played Chex Quest HD and now I’m craving Chex Mix.
P.S. Try Duke Nukem 3D!