Written by Jack Bankhead
Game provided by publisher
From a glance, Ace of Seafood is one of those games that most people would respond with, “What the heck?” and brush it off with a laugh. Let me tell you though, about our desire to become seafood. According to the description of the game on the Nintendo eShop, “You can now openly admit to the desire we all share to become seafood.” Words of truth right there.
All joking aside, this is a game to keep your eyes on. It’s a joke game that has a lot of work put into it, and these are my favorite type of game.
Ace of Seafood involves your school of fish trying to take over the ocean. Or something like that. This involves capturing all of the Reefs. (safe zones) To capture a reef, simply find it, and complete the requirements. (Either defeating other fish, or just holding A) There are more than 40 reefs to find, and a ton of fish to make part of your team and make stronger. Upgrade your HP, stamina, and food intake by grabbing the DNA, to have an easier time in other battles.
To get a new species of fish (or boat) you kill other fish and grab their DNA. Getting enough DNA will allow you to breed that fish and add to your team. Making your team stronger is how you take over the ocean. Simple, but not quite. Finding an appropriate level reef isn’t the easiest, and coming out alive is the other challenge. These aren’t frustrating, though. Exploration adds to the fun, and although the action seems mindless, it’s very involved if you want to be successful.
The reefs have many options in them. You can change your reef starting point, breed fish and change formation, you aren’t stuck with what you chose. You can also add multiplayer and change things in options.
The multiplayer component is interesting. Split-screen is awful, as the screens are reduced more than they should have to be. It makes it very hard to see with how hectic it is. There is also online and wireless local, but I couldn’t try those.
We all have a desire to become seafood, (according to the eShop page) and to do that, you must buy Ace of Seafood. It’s a joke game that has a lot of work in it. You’ll have a lot of fun with this action shooter, as it’s well polished and funny. Battles become tense, and the collecting of reefs and DNA is fun. It’s a little rough around the edges, but I definitely recommend this.
Reviewed on the Nintendo Switch, provided by Nussoft