Review: Captain Sabertooth and the Magic Diamond

Fun platform game based on the Norwegian Animated feature film.

Animated feature films are something that is commonplace nowadays, but the fact that one comes from Norway is perhaps one of the unusual things. Unfortunately, I have not seen the film so I can not determine how close or far from the game is and if it’s even the same story so I do this review of Captain Sabertooth and the Magic Diamond completely independent.

Captain Sabretooth and the Magic Diamond - Ravn Studio - Zordix - press picture - copyright 2020 - Axel Danielsson
Press image: copyright 2020 Axel Danielsson

We get to start by choosing our avatar and then it’s right into the game. It’s a classic platform slip with adventure thinking. You can travel to different places and meet new people. It is not that you can solve everything in one place but you have to go back then buy or get things to be able to continue.

The graphics are cute and clean but sometimes I could perceive it as a bit blurry. This may be because it is down-converted to Switch performance in portable mode.

Each enemy has its attack pattern and strength and it is not always easy to fight them. Then, on the other hand, it can be far too easy when you can stand on a ledge and just shoot at them with your slingshot. You can not jump on your enemies to neutralize them, but instead you take damage.

The game is developed for children but there are some hopes and challenges that can be a little tricky for the smaller children. The only negative I felt with Captain Sabertooth and the Magic Diamond was just that it is not always easy to know where to go. Even if there are large arrows, you may need to go backwards both once and twice before you find the right entrance.

Captain Sabretooth and the Magic Diamond - Ravn Studio - Zordix - press picture - copyright 2020 - Axel Danielsson
Press image – copyright 2020 – Axel Danielsson

The voice actors are working well in English, Norwegian and Swedish. They guide us through the game with great feeling. The music then connects the pirate experience in an entertaining way.

In summary, games based on movies usually have a bad reputation because they often feel haphazard and boring, but Captain Sabertooth and the Magic Diamond is both fun and entertaining and fits perfectly with your Switch in both docked and portable mode.