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Obakeidoro Review
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Posted: 5 months ago, last updated 6 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.


Obakeidoro is a hide and seek adventure game. You play with up to four people, three are humans hiding from the other player who uses a monster to chase them down. The humans have 3 minutes to work together to get away.

Play for the hiding players involves finding places where they won't be found and crouching down to hide. Crouching turns out your light and makes you harder to find.

Play for the seeking player involves using clues from ghosts to locate and then chase down the players. Humans can use their lantern attack to fend off the Monster. The Monster player can glide through buildings and track them with ghosts. The music changes for the Monster player when they are near to Humans, which can help them locate them. When Humans are caught they are placed in a cage, but you can be set free by other players who are not yet caught.

As you progress you can unlock characters, lanterns and abilities in the monster shop. Different characters each have different stats and abilities. You also learn that you need to be careful when walking over different terrain as the noise can give you away.

The result is an asymmetrical multiplayer game where players have different roles. Like Mario Chase in Nintendo Land or Hello Neighbour, the novelty here is the different roles and how Monsters and Humans have a different view of the world to ensure the challenge is well balanced.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 7

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Release Date: 29/08/2019

Platforms: Switch

Genres: Action, Adventure and Fighting

Accessibility: 14 features

Developer: Obakeidoro En (@Obakeidoro_En)


Duration: It takes between 4 minutes and 5 minutes to play a round of this game.
Players: You can play with 4 players in the same room and up to 4 players online. You can play with up to four people online or locally. Or you can play on your own against computer-controlled enemies. For locally multiplayer you can choose split-screen or shared screen.


Obakeidoro usually costs £16.99.


Switch Store Switch £16.99
Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.  

You need to purchase a Nintendo Online subscription to play online with Nintendo Switch.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 7 for Fear.
Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.

Skill Rating

10+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. The hiding and seeking strategy require some patience and perseverance. Younger players enjoy this playground style game, although the spooky nature is worth noting for the very young.

Account Rating

You need be 18-years-old to subscribe to Nintendo Online, but can then create accounts for children of any age to play online with Nintendo Switch.

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