When playing Rusty Spout Rescue Adventure, I couldn’t shake of the feeling that I had played this game before, it wasn’t until I watched the video below that I realized that it simply resembles the classic bubble-busting game Bust-A-Move.
While it reminded me of a game that has been done before, I have to say, playing it on the Nintendo switch, felt much nicer than other similar games which are played on your cell phone.
Firstly, it’s nice to see a bubble-busting game, which hasn’t tried to overcomplicate things, hasn’t shoved tons of annoying adverts in our faces or tried to push paid extras our way.
It’s an overly simple game, which in most cases would not be a good thing, but in this case, it works, I get fed up of seeing so many basic premises being totally trashed by needlessly overly complicated mechanics which add nothing to the game Rusty Spout Rescue Adventure have thankfully steered clear of this mistake.
Even though the game has been kept simple, there are still different modes for you to enjoy, story mode, endless mode, battle mode and challenge mode.
Rusty Spout Rescue Adventure Story Mode
You might think there can’t be much of a story in a simple bubble busting game, well, it would be tough to argue with you on that, whilst there is a story, it’s not much of one, but to be honest, this type of game doesn’t really need a story, so that can be forgiven.
In story mode, we play as Rusty Spout, what a name! The ragtag adventurer pirate, who is on a mission to save the children of his village, who were kidnapped by his archnemesis with a super-strong bad guy name, Cocco.
There are a total of 50 levels in story mode, which actually feature bosses every ten levels, Rusty Spout uses his ship to make his way through the world in pursuit of Cocco to save the children, one popped bubble at a time.
Rusty Spout Rescue Adventure’s Endless Mode
Sometimes you just want to kick back and pop bubbles without it ever ending, well, guess what? You can! Just boot up endless mode and pop bubbles until the end of your days.
When playing endless mode, you don’t have to be Rusty, unless your like me and haven’t unlocked the other characters yet, well, then in that case, you do have to play as Rusty. I’ve spent most of my time playing in endless mode, you will need to do some story before unlocking more characters.
While it is called endless mode, it’s not actually endless, you can lose if the bubbles reach your cannon, there is simply no winning conditions, meaning if you are good at the game, you could keep it going for as long as you want.
Rusty Spout Rescue Adventure’s Battle Mode
Battle mode allows you to play with a friend, using two Joycons or a joycon and a separate controller. The game’s winning conditions can be set at the start, making it best out of one or best out of three and so on.
Solo & Multiplayer
It’s not very often we get to review a game which can be enjoyed both as a couch co-op or solo, I think Team 17’s Moving Out was the last one I can think of which I enjoyed.
Rusty Spout Rescue Adventure is one of those games which I started playing and thought to myself, why am I playing this, and then 30 minutes later that changed to, why can’t I stop playing this. There is something very addictive about Rusty Spout Rescue Adventure’s simplistic nature which has now drawn me into hours of gameplay.
Once you start playing in multiplayer, it’s very easy to become competitive, we found ourselves constantly saying “Just one more game” which then led on to be 3 more games.
If you are looking for a game which you can enjoy on your couch with your family, then why not give Rusty Spout Rescue Adventure a try, sometimes less can be more, and that’s undoubtedly been proven here.