Adult Swim Games’ Rise and Shine was released in 2017 for Playstation 4, XBox One and PC. Now with the addition of another console to the market, it’s time to Rise and Shine once more — on Switch.
Rise and Shine is primarily a shooter, but not a mindless one. There is a good deal of puzzle-solving mixed into the run-and-gun-ness of it; many obstacles and even some bosses cannot be defeated without figuring out a brainteasing trick. An irreverent sense of humor keeps you giggling as you play while parodying the game industry at large.
This is a rare case where the developer’s own name (Super Awesome Hyper Dimensional Mega Team) is better than the game’s name. For easier reference, they often shorten it to “Super Mega Team.”
Popgeeks took a look at the XBox version of Rise and Shine last year; read our review. The game is available on the Nintendo eShop as of this minute, for $14.99.
Rise & Shine combines the bullet-hell action of an arcade shooter with the moment-to-moment tactics of a puzzle platformer for a unique blend of strategy and excitement. Blast swarms of zombies, robots and enormous bosses, then swap to guided projectiles to overcome intricate mazes of dangerous hazards and unlock the way forward. Every level in Rise & Shine is a single, continuous work of hand-drawn art, flowing seamlessly as you dash through chaotic environments of deadly traps, missiles and enemies.