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Rafa’s World Switch Review

PlatformNintendo Switch
Release Date1/7/23
PublisherGame Nacional
ESRB RatingE

We will start off this Rafa’s World review with the trailer from Youtube, because it’s an insane acid trip of a trailer that kind of overshadows the game itself:

Is the actual Rafa’s world as bad as the trailer makes it seem? Well no, it’s not that bad. It’s mind boggling Game Nacional did not bother with actual gameplay footage, which is OK, but the trailer turned out uninspiring. Still, it did capture the main points of the game: you run around levels, punching or jumping on boxes, while punching or avoiding enemies. There is also a puzzle aspect to it. You can punch any box, but some boxes hold back enemies, or you need to jump on them to proceed.

Diamond boxes give diamonds which are used to purchase powerups, of which there are three types: fireballs, a jet pack, and a double jump. You can buy the jet pack or the fireball from the merchant, while the double jump is found in levels. They’re useful to have. The fireball lets you destroy enemies from a distance, while the jet pack will let you get to hidden areas for more diamonds.

Is Rafa’s World a bad game? No, it is not, in any way, shape, or form. Is it a good game? I’m hesitant to call it that either. It’s just there, pure mediocrity in game form. I’m going to give this a YMMV, because I’m not going to recommend it, but I will not not recommend it either. Your choice.

Overall: Despite the insane marketing, Rafa’s World is not as bad as you would think. However, I’m not going to call it good either.

Verdict: YMMV

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Shout out to Rushed Review on YouTube for their hilarious review of this game. They deserve more views!

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