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Suika Game (2023), also called Watermelon Game, is a spatial puzzle challenge about matching fruits. You select where to drop each new fruit into the cup, aiming to get matching varieties touching so they merge, create bigger fruit and score points. It stands out for balancing simplicity with challenge where planning and chain reactions are all part of the fun.

It's a simple game about efficiently stacking fruit to avoid the cup overflowing. The twist is that when two matching fruits touch, they merge and become the next biggest fruit. This creates a risk-reward challenge where bigger fruit matches gain more points, but take up more space. Once you get to the largest watermelon fruit they disappear when matched. There are 11 fruits in the game and they go in a cycle from smallest to largest; cherry, strawberry, grapes, dekopon, persimmon,d apple, pear, peach, pineapple, melon, and watermelon.

As you progress you learn how to work with the game physics and the series of ever-larger types of fruit to perpetuate longer and longer runs. It draws on the tactics of Tetris, requiring efficiency, but with more fluid gameplay from the physics of how the fruit interacts with each other. For example, getting this wrong and merging two fruits can send surrounding elements flying out of the cup and end the game.

The result is a game that feels methodical and meditative to play. But to get a high score requires more skill, planning (and a little good fortune) than is initially apparent.

Our examiner, Jo Robertson, first checked Suika Game 5 months ago. It was re-examined by Andy Robertson and updated 8 weeks ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Puzzle and Sequencing game with Brain Game and Simulation elements. You can play with 1 to 2 players in the same room, but you can’t play it online. There are online leader boards. You can purchase a Season Pass on Switch that adds local multiplayer.

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

DurationDuration

Play Time: It takes between 1 minute and 15 minutes to play a round of this game.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has been rated PEGI 3.

Skill Level

3+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it’s important for parents and guardians to ensure they understand in-game purchases and have spending limits set-up. The simple premise of dropping fruit by pressing a single button means that even very young players can enjoy this. Older players can plan ahead and get higher scores.

CostsCosts

Suika Game usually costs £2.69.
 
You can only play this on older systems (Web Browser) but can usually find it second hand on eBay.

Suika Game

Switch Store Switch £2.69
There are the following additional costs associated with this game:
  • In-Game Purchases: Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.
  • In-Game Pass: Purchase a season/battle pass to gain access to limited in-game purchases, reward items and other aspects of the game.
 
On Switch there is a Multi-Player Mode Expansion you can buy. This is provided as a Season Pass that adds local two-player battles with online multiplayer arriving in the future. 
 
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DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 20/10/2023

Out Now: Switch and Web

Skill Rating: 3+ year-olds

Players: 1-2

Genres: Puzzle, Sequencing (Brain Game and Simulation)

Accessibility: 16 features

Components: 2D Side-On and Cartoon

Developer: Aladdinx Jp (@Aladdinx_Jp)


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