Review: ChromaGun (Nintendo Switch)

ChromaGun: Member Review

Nintendo Switch 1 like 2 comments
Reviewed by B4rtj4h, posted Jan 24, 2018, last updated Jan 24, 2018
This is a very well done Portal clone. Only for Switch and with bombs that will kill you instead of turrets. I was pretty excited for this game because I really enjoyed Portal, and I hoped this could be a good puzzle game for the Switch. And it is!
Jan 24, 2018
  • Release Date (NA): January 22, 2018
  • Release Date (EU): January 22, 2018
  • Publisher: Pixel Maniacs
  • Developer: Pixel Maniacs
  • Genres: Puzzle. First Person
  • ESRB Rating: Everyone 10 and up
  • PEGI Rating: Twelve years and older
  • Single player
    Local Multiplayer
    Online Multiplayer
The game starts pretty easy with one colour. But if you advance a few levels then the puzzles get harder and more colours are edit to your arsenal. The game has a nice pace and the humor is great!
The game starts pretty simple. Another day at work at the Chromalabs test facility. You are an employe and get to test a new invention: the ChromaGun. The Chromagun is a paint gun that can paint walls and balls to a certain colour. Objects with the same colour are drawn to each other, and that is the main mechanic trough the whole game.
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Your purpose is to open doors to advance further in to the maze and you do this by activating switches throughout the levels. Each switch needs to be occupied by a ball. These balls need to be positioned by balancing the colours on the wall.
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When you blast trough the first levels it is actually all pretty easy and not much of a deal. On a certain point the bals that first only float trough the air are now "deadly because of a design error". So when painting a ball it becomes angry and charges towards you. 1 hit KO! So you can not touch the balls. This makes the puzzles pretty exciting and also makes sure you can play around with the balls as you like.
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As the puzzles advance the objective stays the same: make sure all the switches are enabled. Of course new obstacles are added to make it more difficult each time.

Bottom Line:
When you are looking for a fun and addictive puzzle game and liked Portal, look no further! This game is for you :D!
+ - Intuitive way of playing on the Switch
+ - Nice puzzles
- - No replay value
8 Presentation
It looks and sounds great. The graphics are really smooth and look really gorgeous on your Switch. Also the sound and music is at an interesting pace that is not boring.
9 Gameplay
Gameplay is fenomenal! If you are looking for a Portal clone for the Switch this is it!
6 Lasting Appeal
Once completed it is over...
out of 10
Overall (not an average)
I really enjoyed this game and I had around 15 hours of fun.

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