Summer Catchers Review
Posted: 6 weeks ago.
You play Chu, as she travels from place to place, encountering characters and taking on quests. In villages you can repair your kart and buy useful items. Travelling is the main part of the game, where you race across the landscape in your kart, which moves continually forward. There are randomly placed obstacles, and you must use the items you acquire to destroy or navigate around them, for example flying over spikes or destroying totems.
Unusually, the items you need to overcome these challenges are randomly selected from your bag, adding an element of randomness which requires strategy and forethought to overcome. The game can be played single player or with a second co-pilot player who can also help you on your journey, making it ideal for parents who want to get involved in their children's games or siblings who want a collaborative play experience.
Its striking retro pixel-art aesthetic and lighthearted soundtrack underscore principal themes of connection, collaboration and respect for nature, and help to make Chu's journey feel more significant and meaningful.
Players: You can play with 2 players in the same room, but you can’t play it online. The game can be played in full in 2 player mode, where a second player is Chu's little brother. In each stage, you take turns to use the items, and in between the levels, the second player can explore and uncover unique secrets. The difficulty scales up when you play as a pair, meaning it's still just as challenging.
Android has accessibility settings including ways to navigate and interact, although not all games support this. 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. iOS has a very extensive suite of accessibility settings including ways to navigate with voice and comprehensive screen reading, though most of the features don't work with games... read more about system accessibility settings.
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