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Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds Overdrive (Switch eShop)

Posted by Undead_terror on December 27, 2017 at 3:50 PM

Hi, Guru Undead_terror here to talk about Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds Overdrive for the Nintendo switch, this is a action arcade brawler that costs $9.99 US and needs 1.6 GB of memory to download.

In this review, I am trying out something new, pointers, to show a topic and to give my opinion on whatever topic it is for a quick and effective read, so without further ado, let's begin!.


A spin off from the main games, this game is a retro style beat' em up rather than a traditional fighter. This game has you trying to rescue a friend that has been captured by the Phantom, and you must go through each level, beating all the phantoms minions in order to clear the stages.


You have a light/medium/heavy/special attacks, you got special bars to unleash special attacks, of course you can jump, crouch, block (by pressing nothing), and can jump to a different path on a stage besides going from left to right. You can pick up items, level up your character, upgrade your character with new skills and boosts with XP you earn. There is a handful of characters to choose from, each with alt colors and costumes that you can unlock for even more customization.

There is a story mode with different difficulties that you can play to learn about the story of the game, a arcade mode to get the highest score, local co-op to play with a friend, and battleground mode to fight a friend locally. It is said that the game will have online play at a later date.


Nice looking pixel art of chibi anime characters and enemies with cartoonish 3D backgrounds, pixel art menus, all which looks good (also there is references here and there for your own pleasure).


There is Japanese voice acting along with retro-ish 8bit music that fits the game for the most part, along with beeps and boops for the menus and picking up items.

-Overall opinion-

The game is fun in short bursts, it's cute, the controls seems solid, and there is enough content to keep you playing with these different modes and characters (now we just wait for the online). If you enjoy beat' em ups, I recommend it, but if you can live without them, we still recommend looking into this if you have nothing else to buy.

Rating: 7/10


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