The Japanese exclusive Switch eShop known as Suika game (Watermelon game) has recently spread thanks to its popularity among Banners And VTuber users. Earlier this year, it began gaining traction with Japanese influencers, and now it has spread here in the West.
The puzzle game, which has drawn comparisons to titles such as 2048 andThrees“, was originally released on the Nintendo Digital Store at December 2021 to 240 yen (less than $2/£2) It requires players to place fruit in a container without overfilling it.
The same types of fruits can transform into larger fruits, with watermelon being the largest fruit in the game. In each session, the goal is to get the highest score possible. You can play a Free online version in your web browser (Thanks Polygon), but its physics and scoring system aren’t exactly identical to the Switch version.
Watermelon is doing extremely well, and is now dominating the Switch eShop charts in Japan, as well as topping the charts of streaming sites like Twitch. Downloads of the game have increased “more than 50,000 times” daily, according to its developer, Aladdin X.
If you’re interested in trying it out for yourself, you’ll need a Japanese Nintendo Account and an eShop Card for that region.
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