You should absolutely play Pikuniku for $0.99 on Nintendo Switch

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I know there are a lot of dirt-cheap indie games on the Nintendo Switch eShop, and I know you have a bunch of stuff to play right now, but hear me out: Pikuniku is great, and you should grab it for $0.99.

For starters, the game normally costs $12.99 – and I think it’s worth that price.

You should download Pikuniku if you’re in the mood for an adventure-game-meets-platformer sorta vibe. You waltz around and jump on platforms as a lanky-legged creature, but you’ll also chat, and look for secrets, and fill out an inventory with puzzle-solving items as you travel between different areas.

The story is about a capitalist who wants all of the land’s resources for himself. It’s pretty good!

The main story mode takes a few hours to complete, and there’s also a separate two-player mode with its own levels. The local co-op in Pikuniku is more of a side offering, but at $0.99, I can’t complain.

As I said in my review, Pikuniku could’ve been shallow, but the “expressive dialogue, clever framing, and charming, upbeat soundtrack do enough heavy lifting to elevate it into something far more endearing. It’s a simple game with a ton of heart that’ll leave you beaming when everything’s said and done.”

Whether you spend a buck or simply cash in your My Nintendo coins, get this game.

One last thing: the PC and Mac versions of Pikuniku are free-to-play on Steam for the next two days.

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