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Owlboy - Nintendo Switch

Model: 9011940SKU: 6204004

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 152 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fun

    Posted
    NerdyJay
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    I decided to purchase this game after listening to a review that states that this game is like a Super Nintendo game. Once I heard Super Nintendo, I knew I had to purchase it because I am Super Nintendo fan boy. Is this game like a side-scroller from the Super Nintendo. Yes and no. The game looks beautiful, like a SNES game, and there are elements from a SNES side-scroller; but it also has its rpg elements, which makes the game slow. At times, I rather just play than read the text. However, for the actual game play, it is an enjoyable game; but be warned, there is a learning curve for the controls.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    exciting 2d platformer

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    techyguy
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    This game is bringing old school back in a modern twist! If you love retro games and fall in love with captivating sound tracks, this game is for you. I love that there's an adventurous exploring aspect that leaves you dying for more. You'll get intrigued throughout diff. stages. The only con i can think of is the limited number of weapons you can use to kill villains. I'd def. prefer to expand weapon options. Other than that, it's pretty gratifying for a short-fun play.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A Worthy Addition to the Switch Collection

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    shimmy
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    The game itself is excellent, with fun metroid-vania like progression and exploration, as well as an engaging story and beautifully rendered art style. The physical version itself seems a bit lacking (it's just the cover and the game cart) when compared to Nicalis games (usually include full manuals and other 'goodies'), but otherwise it's a worthy indie darling that feels most appropriate to have on the Switch.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't take to the skies...

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    Marc
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    Despite being a fun game with a great story that will leave the player with 7 to 10 hours of content, it falls short on unique ideas and leaves the player with some repetitive tasks that will make you want to quit at times. This is well worth a play-through however and for the price of $15-20 I would definitely not miss out on this one. Its full retail price is a bit steep though.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great game

    Posted
    Yojefro
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    This is a fun little indie game. It feels right out of the super Nintendo era. It's not a platformer, as you mainly fly around and shoot with some light puzzle solving. The game is very charming, has nice 16 bit visuals, and subtle but impressive music. If you like 2d games, pixel art games, side scrollers, then this game is for you.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fun retro title

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    decoyd
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    An extremely charming game with interesting new take on classic gameplay, humorous and unique characters, and well developed game world. It can be slow at the start but evolves into a competent platformer. It shows that its an indie developed game and is a little awkward on the joy-con. Easy to pick up and put down in portable mod since it saves room to room.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A beautiful game, but a little overrated

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    ZForce
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    Owlboy has absolutely gorgeous graphics and a stellar soundtrack with some endearing characters. However, the gameplay is a little more of a mixed bag with long stretches of repetitive tasks and finicky controls that never quite "clicked". Worth it if you love older style pixel games, but certainly not perfect!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A charming Metroidvania

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    nprime2000
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    Charming pixel aesthetic and an interesting gameplay mechanic in which Owlboy moves and your companion attacks. I would have liked to see more done with the packaging - the inside is just white with legal information! Other than that, the game looks and plays great on the Switch.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Gorgeous Pixel Art, Fun Game

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    LeoOliveira
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    This game was 10 years in the making and I am glad it finally came out. It looks gorgeous and it's very fun to play. Characters are poignant and I enjoyed the overall story. The price is pretty good too for the amount of content it offers. I love having this physically as part of my collection.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Another classic indie!

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    Gamer4good96
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    This game is great and definitely worth a purchase. Tight controls and compelling gameplay. Beautiful visuals and unique battles but can get slightly buggy and repetitive at some points so that's why I can't give a full 5 at this moment. If you have the cash, go for the limited edition because it's awesome.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A classic throwback to 90s gaming!

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    y2john
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    This game is so much fun! It gives you that nostalgic feel from early gaming in the Nintendo & Sega era of entertainment. It's a twist on the classic 2 stick shooter style game, with a slight twist and wonderfully charming storyline. Do yourself a favor if you do not own this game yet, buy it now!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A Hoot of a Review

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    Xbox1xFanboy
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    Beautiful 16-bit graphics, great use of music and sound and an engaging story. What else can I say that has not already been said about this awesome game. If you're a fan of side-scrolling platformers, I highly recommend you check this little gem out.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful Game

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    Toby
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    This is an indie game with great attention to detail through pixel art. The animation is fluid and the music is almost cinematic. The gameplay also feels fun controlling Otis with having him fly around and each new mechanic you’re introduced to is used to its potential.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful pixel art

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    Kain
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    This game has fantastic pixel art and great writing, but I was not a fan of the gameplay. I do like Metroidvania games, but this one relies a lot on flying and the combat is more like a twin stick shooter. Still, the game is gorgeous so its worth playing anyway.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One of the best platformers

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    Mindscan
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    This game is awesome, definitely one of the best retro style platformers of the past couple years. Bit unfortunate that the physical version didn't come with anything special aside from the game cart and case...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Surprised

    Posted
    Chad
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    I bought this game strictly for the value as a collector, had no idea about the game but was amazed at how into it I got. The gameplay, the music, the story, everything about it made me wanting more. Must have for the value.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great game that is entertaining

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    Bunz
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    I picked this up on sale and with my gamer’s club discount and it was totally worth it. Immersive story and entertaining game play. Would not buy it at regular price, but worth it if you can get it on sale.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice game and great port

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    Hntr
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    Owned it originally on Steam bought it again because I enjoyed it so much and wanted to enjoy the game once more on the go. This is the best way to experience the game. In a format that can be on the big screen and handheld.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Indie Title

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    Alkinslice
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    This game was in the works for many years, being made by a single person. Great Job! and great game! definitely a MUST have on the switch if you want to buy it since you can take it anywhere

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    I love this game

    Posted
    Batfez
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    I purchase games a lot and I usually lose interest very quickly. This game however is a lot of fun, and kept me playing until I finished it. I look forward to playing this game over and over on my switch.

    I would recommend this to a friend