Review: Butcher (Nintendo Switch)

As a cyborg programmed to eradicate the last remnants of humanity, your sole purpose is to… Well, annihilate anything that moves.


  • Pixel graphics.
  • 117MB Download size.
  • Four save slots.
  • CRT effect filter.
  • Control settings- ZR ZL button swap and Left stick jump option.
  • Settings- Auto switch on pick up and when running out of ammo. Use weapons as you pick them up.
  • Browse levels- Level select for any unlocked levels.
  • Hidden collectibles- Skulls.
  • Seven areas with a handful of levels on each.
  • Pixel twin stick 2D platform shooter gameplay.
  • Lock on with weapons to make it easier.
  • Levels spawn random missions like exterminate.
  • Fast frantic gameplay.
  • Tutorial help.
  • Boss fights.
  • Clver level design with hidden routes.
  • Doom feel to it all from the UI to the atmosphere.
  • Pixel gore!
  • Many weapon types from chainsaws to shotguns to grenade launchers.


  • Very small characters as the game is quite zoomed out.
  • Difficulty spikes.
  • Slight learning curve especially for the controls.
  • Can get repititive.
  • Little replay ability once you play through the game.


Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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