Review: Bake’n Switch – SENSES

Super sweet board game that quickly leads to sugar addiction.

Put on the role of baker and try to put all the dough in the oven. Does that sound simple? That’s it – but oh so fun! Bake’n Switch‘s game idea could not be simpler, but with its crazy cute graphics and simple game mechanics, it quickly catches one in a sugar addiction, which is hard to shake off.

Bake Switchn Switch - Streamline Games - screenshot Nintendo Switch - copyright 2020

There are 100 courses and six different bakers to choose from. You unlock the courses gradually and like u most games, it is important to get good points on each course and thus stars. The stars are then used to unlock new things and skills. You pick up the lumps of dough and throw them on top of each other, so that they get bigger and bigger, and then you throw them in the oven. The bigger they are, the more points they give – but beware: the dough becomes more insidious the bigger it gets.

Bake Switchn Switch - Streamline Games - screenshot Nintendo Switch - copyright 2020

The simple game mechanics make this perfect for playing with your children; it is quick to learn and there are only two buttons to keep track of. A button to pick things up and a button to quickly jump forward a bit. Otherwise, your avatar will move unbearably slowly if you do not use the dash button.

Bake Switchn Switch - Streamline Games - screenshot Nintendo Switch - copyright 2020

You can play against each other or in co-op and you can drive offline or online. What is not possible, however, is to play completely yourself. Bake’n Switch is not built with a single-player mode, which I think is a shame because it is not always like I have someone with me, who wants to play and I am not eager to play online every time I want to hunt lumps of dough.

Bake Switchn Switch - Streamline Games - screenshot Nintendo Switch - copyright 2020

In summary, that is Bake’n Switch a simple but ugly game, which becomes really addictive for a decent little money. What I miss a lot is a single player mode. Thus, it becomes a recommendation and not a must!

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