Cavern of Dreams, a self-described N64-inspired 3D platformer that we’ve previously likened to a spiritual successor to Banjo-Kazooie and Spyro, will be getting a much-needed Nintendo Switch release on February 29.
Cavern of Dreams first launched on Steam last October and very quickly garnered almost universally positive reviews for its nostalgic atmosphere, charming and sweet story, and compelling blend of platforming and puzzle-solving. Basically, if you have any affinity for the N64/PS1 collect-a-thon era, you’ll probably find a lot to like in Cavern of Dreams. And in just a few weeks, you’ll be able to play it on its rightful home (extra points for using the official Nintendo Switch N64 controller, provided you’re lucky enough to have one.)
Specifically channeling Spyro, Cavern of Dreams puts you in the paws of a young dragon named Flynn, tasked with exploring four distinct worlds to find and rescue his unhatched siblings after they are stolen by a “mysterious villain” . It’s a fairly short game, around five hours, which is fine for me as I struggle to find time for new games while most of my favorites – *cough* Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth *cough * – easily threaten to take 100 hours of my life away from me.
Of course, while for me the Nintendo Switch is the natural home for a game like Cavern of Dreams, it’s actually Xbox maker Microsoft that now owns Spyro and Banjo and has actually expressed a desire to relaunch a dormant Xbox group. IP, but not specifically these two series.
To find out what to play now, don’t miss our list of best Switch games released so far.
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