Puzzle Girls: Nikki is a lewd swippy-swappy game about Nikki and her day-to-day life. 


At-a-glance


(Adult) Content?
Yes, female nudity.

Censorship?
No. Woot! Woot!

Hours of Game-play?
Forty-five minutes.

Modding Support?
No.

Patch Available?
No, not necessary.



Gameplay

An above swippy-swappy puzzle game that is lacking a few basic features. There are six stages total, each with three puzzles (depicting varying stages of undress). You must complete all three portions of each stage to progress, and quiting at any point will cause you to lose all progress (for that stage). During later stages, you will need to flip and rotate pieces into the correct orientation (in addition to placement). After completing a stage, you will gain a variety of hints and “power-ups”, the latter being used to auto-solve small portions of puzzles. They can be used at anytime, even between playing sessions. Hints and power-ups are not rewarded if you use “Solve It Mode” (unlocked via paid DLC), which will auto-solve the puzzle in its entirety.

Yes! This is a game you can play one-handed!

Story

There is no story, but I’ll make one up — Nikki’s the type who can’t keep her clothes on. They always manage to slip off her body at the most inopportune moments. She’s a mascot of sorts, the type which dons scant bunny costumes. But when she loses her costume, nobody goes for the goods. That’s because she wields powerful machinery, which she can pull out of her (proverbial) ass. I feel like Nikki and Alicia are definitely friends.

Visuals

There is no titlescreen — it’s straight to the level-select screen. I think the user-interface looks amateur and poorly made. You can adjust audio and dialogue preferences from the “Settings” menu anytime. It’s strange that dialogue settings are even an option, considering the distinct lack of text in the game. Perhaps it’ll play a part in a future update, but I think it’s just vestigial programming from a copy/paste job.

Since Switch Fire Games last release, they haven’t fixed any previously mentioned issues with the game.

The Goods

There are six base, static CGs, with three variants a piece (showing stages of undress). Each can be fullscreened and are very high-quality. They showcase (an often surprised) Nikki in a (generally) provocative position. There is no sexual content in this game (which is a real shame.)

Verdict

I do recommend this game! Like Puzzle Girls: Alicia, this game earns the price tag of free. Give it a download, and if you like what you see, purchase the DLC and unlock the lewd content. It’s too bad the developers haven’t improved upon the “Puzzle Girls” series since their last release, but still hope to see more in the future.