It’s a good day for fans of colourful platform games, as everyone’s favourite scarecrow (sorry Jonathan Crane) returns for his first adventure on the Nintendo Switch today. Stitchy in Tooki Trouble marks the console debut for our proud member Polygoat, so let’s all celebrate with a bowl of creamed corn. And a trailer, why not?
Heavily inspired by the Donkey Kong Country series, Stitchy isn’t after the hoodlums that stole his bananas. No, he’s after the exotic wooden creatures that raided his corn fields. The scarecrow will have to chase the titular Tooki through three worlds, containing 9 levels of platforming fun that build up to a cool boss fight. After beating the main campaign, which shouldn’t take veteran players all that long, you can replay levels to find hidden totems or complete them faster.
The environments range from tropical islands to icy mountain tops and volcanic caves and they all look the part. While it’s not the most original game in the world – mine carts, flying barrels, it wears its inspiration very clearly on its sleeve – it has an undeniable charm that pops off the screen. Combine that with a rather mellow difficulty level and we expect Stitchy to be a hit with the young crowd. This might just be the game you’re looking for to prepare children for the fiercer challenges offered by the genre classics.
In the end, Stitchy in Tooki Trouble is a relaxed and charming adventure game that will be right at home at many a Nintendo Switch. Unlike most scarecrows, this one certainly has a heart.