Game Info: (Box Display)
- System: Nintendo Switch, PC, PS4
- Publisher: High Horse Entertainment
- Developer: High Horse Entertainment
- Release Date: Feb 8, 2018
- Rating: E for Everyone
- Genre: Sports, Action
- Players: 1-4
- Official Website: http://www.highhorseentertainment.com/
Who it Caters to
What to Expect
Disc Jam is a pretty simple concept to explain to most. Players throw a circular disc on two opposing sides of a court—think Tennis but without rackets—to score points in one of two ways. Players can either have the disc hit the opponent’s back wall or land on their opponent’s side. First to 50 points or more wins and this goes on for two sets. It’s a simple idea but Disc Jam does some rather interesting things with it’s gameplay.
Disc Jam allows players to manipulate their disc in more than one way. Players can lob the disc, spin it against walls to cause it to ricochet and they can even launch it with special abilities. For example, say a player throws the disc at another but they deflect it with their shields—yes, players have shields they can use in Disc Jam—they can lob the disc up in the air and launch it back with one of several special shots. Equally, a player who can somehow catch one of these shots can do the same in return. Disc Jam might be simple in its execution but the mind and reaction game that goes through a player’s mind during a match makes Disc Jam one of those titles that mastering abilities will help you ultimately win. Add to these elements different characters who have unique skills like speed advantages or power and Disc Jam becomes a metagame.
Another neat element to Disc Jam is the local multiplayer and online play. Players can share use the Joy Cons together to initiate split screen from home or on the go and even play with others for up to 4 player matches. This is where Disc Jam gets its greatest strength, the ability to play with others is always a sports game biggest strength. Though, Disc Jam’s multiplayer isn’t enough to save it from a few major issues.
The biggest problems with Disc Jam come in two forms. First, Disc Jam has very little in terms of content. Players can either play against each other in singles or doubles matches andor against the AI. That’s literally all you can do. Unlike Windjammers, Disc Jam doesn’t have mini-games or fun trails to overcome. Add to that a lack of different arenas—which is Disc Jam’s other problem—and you will find Disc Jam becomes quite old, quite fast.
Honey's Gameplay Consensus:
- Multiplayer locally and online
- Fun and simple controls with room to master them
- Impressive roster of characters to use
- Lacks different arenas
- Might get old if you don’t hop online to play against others
Honey's Final Verdict:
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