Details about Swap This!
The creators of Toki Tori and Rive have dug up Swap This!, a project that they had previously never published, their own arcadey take on the match 3 genre. With a new console that fit it perfectly in the Nintendo Switch, they've dug it out for release.
Here's a description from the Nintendo eShop:
"You may have matched colors before, but never like in Swap This! To master this puzzle game you need real skills, quick wits, and tactical thinking. In no time you’ll orchestrate screen-clearing chain reactions and use super-charged power-ups.
There’s a lot to do! You can choose from 4 varied modes: Minute Match, Wave Mode, Fish Fight and Puzzle. Combined with surprisingly smart gameplay systems, Swap This! really offers oceans of depth.
• Unique arcade-style take on matching puzzle games
• Hone your skills, start chain reactions and master power-ups
• 4 varied game modes: Minute Match, Wave Mode, Fish Fight and Puzzle"
From the game's website:
"We wanted to make matching games exciting again! When we started development, 7 years ago now, the genre was all about simple repetitive tasks and being rewarded with fancy animations. This is actually still the case… With Swap This! we wanted to create something more skill-based, requiring fast reflexes and tactical thinking. You still start by matching colors, but once you get the hang of it you’ll juggle multiple chain reactions in real time while deploying power-ups strategically. It all stems from the fact that you can swap any cube on screen whenever you want, opening up a sea of possibilities." - Two Tribes creative director Collin van Ginkel