RUSH (Wii U eShop) Review

RUSH Wii U eShop Review

RUSH Wii U eShop Review

RUSH is the third and last of the Two Tribes classics to arrive on Nintendo eShop. Other games in this range include 2D puzzle platformer Toki Tori and retro inspired platformer EDGE. In RUSH’s fully three dimensional levels, players need to guide cubes to color coded exit points using Conveyor belts, Warps, Stops Signs, Splits and more! The game can be easily controlled with the stylus on your Wii U GamePad allowing your brain to fully focus on the solutions!

When I picked up RUSH, I didn’t have high hopes for the title mainly because of it’s low price point of $1.99. After seeing the trailer, I though it would be another generic Puzzler available on the Wii U eShop, but boy was I wrong…

In RUSH, there are three simple rules: Cubes need to reach their exit points in order to complete the level, they turn right when they bump into corners, and they listen to you! You can control the Cubes by putting special pieces on the ground that change their behavior and the direction that they go. Although the concept might sound simple, the situations in which they are used can be applied to challenging scenarios in the game.

When I first started playing RUSH, I was greeted by an in-depth tutorial spanning across multiple levels.They contained instructional material on direction, speed, conveyors, splits, warps, and movement. I was pleased with all the content offered in the tutorial levels because they ensured that I wasn’t confused throughout levels that appeared later in the game.

RUSH Wii U eShop Review

I was quite satisfied with the clever naming of the levels in RUSH. An example would be “Do the Right Thing” implying that you would have to use right turn pieces to reach the end of the level. If I was ever stuck on a certain level, I could just take a look at the title of it and I’d have an idea of what to do in order to finish it. Kudos to Two Tribes!

Before moving on to the more difficult levels, I decided to fool around in the Bonus Levels section of the game, and they were quite wacky making them very enjoyable! Some of the Bonus Levels included “Black Hole”, “Shrink Ray”, and “Hotel”. Nevertheless, they were fun to try out.

Before we move on, I wanted to take a moment to appreciate the beautiful 3D visuals and bright colors featured in the game. Anything that’s able to take hold of my short attention span deserves praise.

The music in RUSH can be describes as energetic techno music. Since it’s difficult to describe music with words, take a listen below:

Even though RUSH isn’t packed with tons of music, nearly every soundtrack in the game is unique and fun to listen to. This isn’t really related to the review itself, but you should order the RUSH OST if you like what you heard above.

RUSH Wii U eShop Review

Though there isn’t much wrong with RUSH, I would’ve loved to see continued support from the developers. I don’t imagine that additional puzzles (free of charge) would be too difficult to add to game. A Multiplayer Mode and Leaderboards would also be great to see too, but it all depends on if Two Tribes wants to keep adding content to the game.

Though I would’ve liked to see some multiplayer content, RUSH is more than worth it’s price of $1.99 and is one of the best Puzzle Games that I’ve played on the Wii U eShop to date. You should definitely pick this game up if you get the opportunity. I give RUSH an 8/10.

RUSH (Wii U eShop) Review
Though there isn't much wrong with RUSH, I would've loved to see continued support from the developers. I don't imagine that additional puzzles (free of charge) would be too difficult to add to game. A Multiplayer Mode and Leaderboards would also be great to see too, but it all depends on if Two Tribes wants to keep adding content to the game.
Challenge10
Music9
Visuals9
Additional Content7
Pros
  • Great Music
  • Fun and Challenging Puzzles
  • Low Price Point
Cons
  • No continued Support from Two Tribes
  • Lack of Leaderboards
  • No Multiplayer Puzzle Modes
8Overall Score
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