A clever puzzle platformer with a cute style that can rely on quick reflexes.

Gabbuchi (eShop) - DEMO AVAILABLE
Publisher: h.a.n.d.
Release Date: January 31, 2019
MSRP: $7.99 | Low: $3.99 (Deku Deals)
Other platforms: Playstation 4 | Steam

This post was originally posted on the Something Awful forums.

Anyway, I'm gonna recommend another game I don't think has been mentioned in the thread yet, Gabbuchi.

The goal is to get to the heart-shaped cookie at the end. All you can do is jump and switch colors. Your jump is always 2.5 blocks high, and you can change color on a whim with the shoulder buttons.

The trick is Gabbuchi will eat blocks the same color as him, so if he's white he can stand on red blocks just fine, but will gobble any white block he comes in contact with. Thus the game revolves around figuring out which blocks you need to not break to progress. And of course, there's additional incentives to gobble all possible blocks you can, and to do so with minimal color changes.

Here's a video of a level I finished in World 4 (of 15) for an idea of what levels are like past the initial batch.

There are 180 levels total, and there's also a level editor, though bizarrely there's no way I can see to play other people's levels.

Also there is a demo available if you want to try it out. I got it on sale, but once again it seems the sale is already over by the time I wrote this up. Still, seems worth full-price to me if you like puzzle platformers.