Summer Catchers is a game about going on an epic trip in order to see summer. You play as Chu, a young girl living in the harsh cold desiring to experience summer. One day she decides to get in her wooden car, rev the engines and head out. And experience an adventure along the way. There’s a bit of racing involved, some puzzles and meeting strangers, and it’s actually a really pleasant game overall. The story is heartfelt, and the pixel art looks really good.
Pleasant tone and setting
RNG can screw you over
Score – 8/10
It is time to embark on an epic road trip adventure of a lifetime in Summer Catchers, a unique arcade game that mixes racing, story, rhythm and puzzle elements all into one.
Take control of Chu, a young girl who lives in the frozen north and has never seen summer, the ocean or anything but the snowy forest. With her trusty wooden car you must travel to distant lands full of mystery and strange creatures who ready to both help, and stop you from completing your quest of finally seeing summer.
The journey won’t be easy though. On your way through shadowy forests, dark swamps, vast valleys and underground cities you will encounter obstacles and larger than life situations you will need your trusty travel bag to help overcome. By equipping the right tools at the right time, you can work your way through these uncharted lands and just like in real life, find a few friends and secrets along the way.