PAW Patrol The Movie: Adventure City Calls Switch Review

May 26, 2023
David Sunnyside

The movie-inspired game sees you take on the role of Ryder and his crew of Paw Patrol pups, including Chase, Marshall, Skye, Zuma, Rocky and new streetwise city girl Liberty. It's up to you to use their unique abilities in high-adrenaline rescue missions.

With a short runtime per mission, PAW Patrol The Movie: Adventure City Calls is a very kid-friendly experience. There are plenty of mini games to play outside of the main story, and with full local co-op, you can join a friend or sibling to play through the eight core levels.

Throughout the game, you help the pups complete missions based on the plot of Paw Patrol The Movie. You're tasked with completing objectives that vary from saving a cat to shutting down a power line, but they always involve some form of physical action. The platforming sections are simple affairs, with small hemmed-in areas that guide you in the right direction and controls ideally suited to young children. During these segments, you'll also come across events that require a quick-time event or some other form of interaction.

There are a few bugs in the gameplay, such as a gadget section that doesn't load until you stand on a coloured badge and press interact. The visuals look a bit bland, too, especially in comparison to last year's PAW Patrol: Mighty Pups Save Adventure Bay, and the lack of voice acting is disappointing. Despite these minor flaws, the game is still well-suited for kids.

David Sunnyside
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