[Preview] SNACK WORLD: THE DUNGEON CRAWL – GOLD – Nintendo Switch

Written by Thomas Haroldsen
  • Developer: Level-5
  • Publisher: Level-5
  • Release Date: 14/02/20
  • Price: £39.99 / $49.99


Whether you enjoy porkchops or not, you’ll find it hard to avoid a rhythmic head-bop when “Porkchops For The Win”, the opening song of SNACK WORLD: THE DUNGEON CRAWL – GOLD starts blaring. It instantly sets the mood for this offbeat, satirical Action Role-Playing Game. Once the stage has been set by the musical kickoff, Snack World gets right down to business by breaking the fourth wall and making fun of itself and other RPG’s. Speaking of getting down to business, let’s do the same and cover some details on this upcoming game about friendship and adventuring.

Basic Game Specs

  • Cloud Saves*
  • Pro Controller Support
  • Download Size: 6.6 GB

Supported Modes

  • TV
  • Tabletop
  • Handheld
  • 1 Player
  • Online 1-4 Players*
  • Local Wireless 1-4 Players
*Nintendo Switch Online Membership Required


SNACK WORLD: THE DUNGEON CRAWL – GOLD opens with a typical character customization menu. Following the creation of your best self or better anti-self or anyone in between, SNACK WORLD cheerily introduces the player to Tutti-Frutti, the fictional backdrop for our adventurer’s story. Unsurprising, your character is found with amnesia and is taken in by The King and his demanding daughter. They put you up in the town inn and take full advantage of your adventurous spirit.

As the tutori… erm, training gets underway you begin to meet a wide cast of characters. Most of whom are happy to fulfill their role in the background of Tutti-Frutti with the scenery and others you’ll eventually befriend and explore with. It won’t be long before you embark on your first quest. This is a Dungeon Crawl after all. Over time the mechanics of the game and combat are revealed.

Game Mechanics

Turn-based combat is left at the door to make way for real time battles. The action aspect serves the multiplayer experience well and ensures you can easily jump in for some quick fun with friends. Using a magical keychain to hold your weapons, shield and potions in micro form provides a unique outlook for an Action RPG. The items which clip to the keychain are called Jaras and the idea is simple. Each item is a shrunken form of itself until equipped. At which point, you’re set to stagger persistent foes.

You’ll earn Permits throughout the game which act as a tool to slowly get the player up to speed. You even need a permit to use apps on your mobile device or to spend money at a store. It sounds like a system an overbearing parent might implement. Don’t tell my son I said that! Also, putting the snack in SNACK WORLD, you can collect various creatures across the land to assist you in battle. These pint sized fellows are called… you guessed it, Snacks. There are two different Snacks you can equip. A Party Snack allows one to accompany you as companion. The critter can act on its own with an assortment of skills. The second is a Pocket Snack, which allows you to summon another friend as needed.

Closing Thoughts

SNACK WORLD: THE DUNGEON CRAWL – GOLD is set to release this Valentine’s Day, February 14th 2020. Making this a perfect gift for your RPG loving paramour. Keep an eye on Nintendad in the weeks to come for our full review of this colorful Action RPG.

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