REVIEW | Baby Shark: Sing & Swim Party (Tidbit-style)

REVIEW | Baby Shark: Sing & Swim Party (Tidbit-style)

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Baby Shark: Sing & Swim Party | Score 70%
Outright Games
RecoTechnology SL

Doo-doo, doo-doo, doo-doo, Baby Shark! The world’s most brain-teasing song has gotten a video game. This game is okay for the younger gamers among us, for adults it just makes the Baby Shark song haunt your head 24/7. On the train, during your chicken sandwich, when you are trying to sleep and you keep tossing and turning with that STUPID Baby Shark song. Unexpectedly during a nice walk in beautiful weather it’s there again to fuck up the moment…. Yes dear gamers, know what you are getting into when you play Baby Shark: Sing and swim.

It is actually a two-in-one game. There is a rhythm piece and a kind of autorunner. I’ll start with the latter. Apparently I’m not the only one who hates the Baby Shark song because all the damn ocean world wants to hurt the shark family. Puffer fish, eels, sword sharks, even humanity is trying to kill the sharks by throwing anchors. I don’t blame them, because beyond the horrible known song, they were able to make the horribly bad despacito song even worse. Gameplay in the autorun levels is to dodge all hazards and collect stars or cards. An easy but enjoyable experience, even for the slightly older among us.

The second part of this game is a rhythm piece where you have to press the X, Y, B and A buttons once, hold them down, or press them super fast multiple times in a timely manner. The later songs are quite difficult for younger gamers. There is an extensive song list, with different versions of the “escaped from hell” Baby Shark song. The very first song you can play is Baby Shark, I thought thank goodness we got rid of that… but then other versions arrived. So the developer managed to tranform my brain into a brain whose 40% capacity is lost because I now keep playing the theme song in my head for eternity.

The two sections are connected with pretty fun cutscenes that tell the story of our family of sharks. You also collect stickers and cards in the meantime, for no reason really but I do think the kids like to see this. Important to share is that it is a really cool game for the young ones, as always publisher Outright Games knows how to make it work.