TENS!, an engrossing new puzzle game from Kwalee, will be launching on the Nintendo Switch and Steam for PC and Mac on November 5th 2020. It is available to pre-order on the Nintendo Switch and to wishlist on Steam ahead of its launch.
Combining sudoku-style number puzzles and Tetris-style block-dropping mechanics, the aim of the game in TENS! is a simple one: to place dice on the board, make tens in any row or column and clear the board to win!
But this is easier said than done, with players up against various game modes that keep the challenges coming. For the traditionalists, TENS! features an endless mode into which you can sink hours to hone skills and keep improving your high score. However, at the centre of the game is the TENS! adventure map, where the player must progress through 70+ puzzle levels in a weird and vibrant world of meat-headed monsters in the mountains, aliens that like to turn cattle into dice, and lady luck herself.
There are also fresh gameplay twists to contend with. These include special tiles that teleport dice placed on them to random parts of the board, or even destroy them entirely, upping the difficulty and pressure to make a ten.
A further competitive edge is added with adventure mode boss fights, where you’ll take on crazy TENS! masters in order to complete the map. Then there’s local multiplayer, which pits friends against one another in a race to make TENS! the fastest and thwart one another’s moves.
With its brain-teasing gameplay that rewards and encourages smart mathematical play, TENS! has something to offer players of all ages who want to test their numerical skills, or to simply while away the hours embarking on a fun puzzle adventure.
Publisher Kwalee, who up until now have been focused on mobile gaming but contains key figures behind games such as Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo, Micro Machines and NBA Jam, feel that TENS! is ideal for their first foray into the Switch world. This feature-packed puzzle game represents a natural evolution of their expertise in mobile, built from the ground up for the console and PC audience.
CEO David Darling, CBE commented: “The Nintendo Switch and PC gaming are really popular within the Kwalee studio, with many of us being avid players on these platforms, so creating a game for the likes of Steam and the Switch has been on our minds for quite some time.
We’ve always been focused on games that appeal to everyone, and TENS! is a great example of that. The bosses, the unique puzzles and the core gameplay itself present a challenge to whoever picks it up, so we’re excited to see people playing, making TENS! and what the future could hold for the game and our work on these platforms!”
TENS! will be available from the Nintendo Switch eShop and Steam (PC and Mac) on 5th November 2020, priced at the special offer of just $9.99 on launch, reduced for a limited time from $14.99. The game is available now to pre-purchase with this discount on the Nintendo eShop and to wishlist on Steam.