Descenders, created by RageSquid and No More Robots, is an extreme downhill mountain biking game for the Nintendo Switch. It blends the adrenaline-filled action of extreme sports with the freedom of improvisation. The game has been a critical success since its release in 2019, winning several awards and making it one of the top games for the Switch.
Descenders puts players in control of a rider as they go through procedurally generated levels full of ramps, jumps, and other obstacles. Different choices taken throughout each level can affect how the game plays out. For example, choosing to take an easier path might lead to a slower but smoother run while taking difficult paths can result in higher risks with greater rewards. The game features three different difficulty levels, each designed to accommodate all players regardless of their experience level.
The goal of Descenders is simple: get to the bottom of each stage safely but as quickly as possible. To do that, players must make sure they don’t crash too much or else their health bar will decrease. You must also make optimum use of your few special abilities such as Boost and Air Control for quick descents or turns that you otherwise wouldn’t be able to make so easily.
Graphics & Sound
Descenders features stunning graphics on the Nintendo Switch platform: lush outdoor environments with colorful visuals have been praised by critics and players alike. Each area has its own unique challenge that makes it stand out from other tracks while still staying true to Descender’s overall aesthetic. The soundtrack also fits nicely into this extreme sports game – featuring an eclectic mix of hip-hop beats and intense EDM artists like ODESZA.
The sound effects in Descenders are realistic enough that you almost feel like