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Hatup Switch Review

PlatformNintendo Switch
Release Date11/2/2022
ESRB RatingE

Look closely at the Hatup cover image. If you’ve been a reader of this site from the start, it should be obvious. The cover is in the same style as Saomi, which was discount Celeste. Well Hatup and Saomi share the same developer, Naoka Games, just a different publisher this time. Fortunately, Hatup is a very different game this time.

Hatup Switch Review

In this game, you play a little dude who wears a fez hat. You need to be wearing the fez hat to exit the level. Only problem is, block positions will change based on if he’s wearing the hat or not. You can knock off the fez by knocking into a block directly above you. There are also keys you will need to find to open blocks.

Hatup Switch Review

Hatup is more of a puzzle game than Saomi, but there are half the levels, only 30. These will take slightly longer to complete, but still not take all that long. It is for this reason I will give the game a YYMV, the same verdict I gave A Frog’s Job. The game is quite good for what it is, just a little too short for my tastes. It’s also cheaper on Steam.

Overall: Hatup is a charming little puzzle game that is over too quickly.

Verdict: YMMV

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