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Play OverviewPlay Overview

Bake 'n Switch (2020) is a puzzle fighting game where 2-4 players are apprentice bakers fighting the "Mould" and taking on various Guardian bosses. It's ridiculously cute and a lot of silly fun, as you catch, merge and sacrifice the anthropomorphised dough creatures before time runs out.

Through hundreds of levels, you progress through a variety of baking challenges. Whether you work with friends or compete in the player vs player modes, it's a lot of fun. Each level can be completed with up to three stars, and offers plenty of reasons to go back if you don't manage it the first time.

You learn how each of the different buns works and put their properties to good use. Whether your come-to-life baked goods help by eating each other, jumping in the oven, dancing, breaking barriers, or trapping enemies are super fast or super sharp, they all have their uses.

You choose from one of the six different bakers. Ginger has bun-doubling serums. Parsley has a cat helper. Rosemary is the fast dough roller. Sage has a witch's cauldron to bake Buns and vanish Mould. Salt has a grappling hook. Thyme has flame mitts that instantly bake things.

Along with the multiplayer modes for two to four players there's a single-player campaign that you can play through on your own. With the help of a trusty basket and some familiar Baker friends to help you on your solo journey. It's a game that requires coordination and planning if you are working in a team. But it's easy enough for anyone to jump in and enjoy themselves. It may look cutesy but even the more experienced family gamers will find a healthy challenge here.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Bake 'n Switch 3 years ago. It was re-examined by Ben Kendall and updated yesterday.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Fighting and Traversal game with Action, Collecting and Puzzle elements. You can play with 1 to 4 players in the same room or as a 4-player online game. You can only play online with Friends you have added to your system. You can't play with strangers.

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

DurationDuration

Levels take up to 3 minutes, and you need one star to proceed to the next level. You only need 5 stars to progress to the next world.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 3.
 
Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.

Skill Level

8+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. You need to be able to move around quickly and make snap decisions about whether to defend or go after ingredients. Being able to communicate and work with other players is also an import skill to enjoy the multiplayer modes.

Account Rating

  • You need be 18-years-old to subscribe to Nintendo Online, but can then create accounts for children of any age to play online with Nintendo Switch.

CostsCosts

Bake 'n Switch usually costs £11.39 to £17.99.
 

Bake 'n Switch

Switch Store Switch £17.99
Steam Store PC £11.39
There are the following additional costs associated with this game:
  • You need a subscription to play online:
    • You need to purchase a Nintendo Online subscription to play online with Nintendo Switch.
 
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DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 21/08/2020

Out Now: PC and Switch

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Players: 1-4 (4 online)

Genres: Fighting, Traversal (Action, Collecting and Puzzle)

Accessibility: 9 features

Components: 2D Overhead, Blocks and Cartoon

Developer: Bakenswitch (@Bakenswitch)


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