For a family-friendly console, the eShop sure has some wild shit on there.
It’s called Safety First, and it’s a game you can grab on the eShop for $4.50. It pitches itself as a game about fixing “high voltage cable breaks with your Magical Yellow Repair Liquid“.
That yellow liquid is piss, FYI.
The initial hook is that dumb laugh – like something you’d see on Kongregate a decade ago – but the game is actually a fun little physics puzzler. In an almost Stair Dismount-esque fashion, you control the left and right feet of a character as they try to plug all the electrical problems.
The character has weight, so most of the time you’re really trying to maintain balance. And because there’s not a huge amount of gravity, you’re also able to jump from one platform to another. You’ve got plenty of room to recover, which allows for off-screen saves like this one:
The initial levels are mostly about getting accustomed to walking up stairs, uneven platforms, and squeezing between ledges. Future levels might ask you to balance on a trampoline, carry a ball of piss (what else could it be?) up high, or manipulate a catapult. One particularly fun level gives you two characters that share the same controls, but only one has a broken … wire. In their head.
So basically you have to pee in some bloke’s head to pass the level.
It’s the kind of weird and bizarre game that you’d ordinarily expect to see on Steam somewhere. Steam’s becoming less and less the place for that, though, with the eShop increasingly filled with oddball titles like Safety First. It’s the kind of game most people would probably ignore, but at five bucks it’s well worth a look. Especially when it’s good fun for at least an hour or two.