GAMES REVIEWS Bright battle royale with Fortnite flavour
Fortnite’s popularity has led to an onslaught of battle royale rivals in recent years — and it now feels like the Switch has one of its own in Ninjala.
As ever in this genre, the aim is to reign supreme against a group of other players online — up to eight participants fight it out in an arena.
The bright, bold visuals and bubble-gum being one of your principle weapons, make for a more child-friendly experience on the surface but the skill required to win is a lot more full on.
In particular, it can seem impossible to overcome an attack when it comes your way.
That said, at least you are able to respawn and build up your points again within seconds.
The relatively short play time really ramps up the pace in what makes for a great free-to-play title. There is also a single play mode but you will have to pay for this one and, frankly, you’re better off in the multiplayer arena.
In all, it’s a welcome addition to the genre and adds new flavour and brightness into the mix, though the fighting elements could do with development.
Top Ten Games
1. The Last Of Us Part II;
2. Bravely Second: End Layer; 3. SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle For Bikini Bottom - Rehydrated; 4. Ring Fit Adventure;
5. Animal Crossing: New Horizons; 6. Fifa 20;
7. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe;
8. Grand Theft Auto V;
9. The Last Of Us: Remastered;
Colourful and vibrant Ninjala is plenty of fun