Wizorb, a brick-breaking indie gem, is coming to Nintendo Switch
Tribute Games is celebrating the game’s tenth anniversary with a Switch port on Oct. 6
It’s been a very long time since I’ve thought of Wizorb — lengthy sufficient that studying my decade-old evaluation nearly seems like peering into a previous life. But each reminiscence I’m pulling up is a good one, and I’m stoked to see this Arkanoid-style brick-breaking game resurface. For its tenth anniversary, Wizorb is coming to Nintendo Switch on October 6, 2022.
If you had been huge into Xbox 360 in the course of the Xbox Live Indie Games heyday, you could be pumped too. But in case you’ve by no means heard of Wizorb earlier than (regardless of its later ports, together with Steam), then it is best to test it out. It’s traditional arcade gameplay with mild RPG touches.
I all the time had a gentle spot for pinball video games with full of life boss battles, and that sentiment additionally goes for ball-bouncing brick breakers like Wizorb or Arkanoid: Doh It Again. All advised, there are 60 ranges, and the worth is proper — it’ll be $4.99 on the Nintendo Switch eShop.
Yes, it’s actually been a decade
“Wizorb holds a very special place in our hearts,” mentioned Tribute co-founder and president Jean-François Major in a press assertion. “As our first Tribute title, we set out to showcase that we were serious and capable of making games our way. And today, thanks to the Switch’s features, we feel the game found its true home.”
“Building a company on top of that was a lot of work, but Wizorb was the ideal first game for us to tackle; it was reasonable in scope and its design defined what would be known as the ‘Tribute Games house style,’” added co-founder and director Jonathan Lavigne.
Since then, the studio has come out with Mercenary Kings, Flinthook, Panzer Paladin, and the splashiest of all of them, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge.
This fashion and scope of game is a pure match for Nintendo Switch, so contemplate getting Wizorb the subsequent time you’re within the temper for one thing smaller, and extra instantly gratifying. It’s a good palate cleanser you may shortly fireplace up.