Dadish 2 is very much more of the same. And honestly? We’re cool with that. A sequel to the hugely charming 2D platformer Dadish, this doesn’t look to reinvent the wheel – simply offering another 50 levels to leap your way through.
The titular Dadish doesn’t have an attack, and is armed only with a double jump. This means levels are based around avoiding obstacles and enemies.
On that front there’s a lot of variety, with foes ranging from projectile firing mustard bottles to exploding cans of fizzy pop.
All the enemies from the first game are joined by a significant number more, and for the most part they’re a joy to take on.
Seeing how the enemies can make simple obstacles tougher to get around – the design is often clever, and on occasion downright cruel.
Dadish 2 is never unfairly difficult though, and its short stages mean you’ll never be deterred from trying again if Dadish bites the dust.
There’s a good amount of variety in the locations here as well, and some interesting – if not awe-inspiring – auto-runner levels starring a foe from the previous game.
The bosses are a enjoyably strange bunch too, yet we found them to not be as challenging to defeat as those from the first game.
They’re still a lot of fun, aided by the game’s great sense of humour. Although there’s not quite as many killer lines this time round, Dadish’s chats with his escaped children at the end of each stage nearly always raise a smile.
Sadly there is the issue of value – there’s no Switch exclusive content this time round, with the mobile version of the game being free to download (and a fee being charged to remove ads).
The mobile iteration does have controller support too, so you’ll have to consider which version is the best ft for you – especially as there are just 50 rather slight stages to get through.
Disappointingly there were a few bugs evident in our play-through on Switch too, with the game crashing midway through stages a few times. We’d hope these hiccups would be fixed soon though.
Ultimately Dadish 2 still offers up enough tight platforming thrills to make it well worth a look for 2D platformer enthusiasts, regardless of the system you play it on. The endearing presentation is just the cherry (radish?) on the cake.