Ghost Grab

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Platforms: Nintendo Switch and PC

Genres: Action, Puzzle and Shooting

Released: July 2020. Added to this library 3 weeks ago.

Overview

Ghost Grab is a puzzle game where you shoot a beam of light at ghosts to chain them together before popping them to score points. It's simple to start with but soon gives way to a frantic score-attack challenge with it's unique way to score points.

The longer your chain of ghosts, the bigger your score multiplier. But leave it too long and risk getting killed yourself. As things progress you must destroy increasingly difficult waves of enemies.

You can earn power ups to your weapons like the EMP shockwaves or rocket-boost. Choose how these powers are applied differently in each of your runs. You can also fine tune your robot's abilities: hit points, speed, battery power and more, with over 100 possible combinations.

Tip

This game is good if you want to take on a mountainous challenge or cope with losing.

Commitment

Duration: It takes between 1 minute and 3 minutes to play a round of this game. Each session lasts just a few minutes! It's perfect to kill some time (and ghosts) during a lunch break or to compete with friends!
 
Players: This is a single player game. There are online leaderboards.

Costs

Does not include in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

Ratings

Rated PEGI 7 for Fear, Mild Violence.

ESRB EVERYONE Mild Fantasy Violence.

Accessibility

This game supports accessibility in the following ways:
  • Difficulty: Three levels of difficulty although focus remains on accurate use of chain controls.
  • Reading: Minimal reading required. Text on upgrade screen is pixilated in style and small.
  • Controls: Stick and button controls enable one-handed play, although special abilities require a second button press.
  • Image calibration: Visuals are bright and enemies outlined.
  • Audio calibration: Audio cues for visual events in the game. Adjust sound and music separately.

System settings: Nintendo Switch has some built-in features, including a lockable zoom, that can be used on all games.

Windows has extensive accessibility features. Some, like colour correction, work with games. Lots of accessibility software can be used with PC games, from voice recognition to input device emulators... read more.


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