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Different types of slimes can be combined and grown by feeding them specific items, and sometimes "plorts" from other species. If a slime eats more than two different "plorts", it becomes an aggressive malevolent black slime called the "Tarr", which cause havoc in the farm and must be washed away with precious water.
The appeal of the game is in the open-ended farming, not unlike Stardew Valley. Only here you are in a 3D open world and with a more focused remit of farming just slimes. That said, there are many different kinds that lead to a complex web of collecting, feeding and breeding. This is extended by the scarcity of a particular slime determining its market price, a small touch that adds a layer on realism to the otherwise unreal experience.
Slime Rancher 2, updates the game in 2022 and will be coming to Windows PC and Xbox Series X. It takes the action to the ocean. The Slime Sea is not only a new location for the second game but adds new slimes and ways to farm. Catch and propagate slimes inspired by real-world animals like butterflies, bunnies, and anglerfish.
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Slime Rancher: Plortable Edition
Slime Rancher Plortable Edition brings the game to Nintendo Switch and includes previous DLC.
The game offers 3 difficulty levels (Adventure, Casual, and Rush), providing different level and type of challenge. You choose difficulty level when you start the game and it can not be changed unless you start over.
There are not clear objectives in the game, this is a game about exploration and experimentation. As you explore and progress you will be able to open up new parts of the map. You can zoom in and out on the map but there are no labels and no legend given, so it can be difficult to tell what the map is showing you other than terrain. There is an Emergency Return option in the menu to teleport back to your ranch if you need it.
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