This is what we’re talking about! We’ve had a fair few local party games on Xbox One over the past months, but none of them understand fun as much as Cake Bash. When you’ve got the lockdown blues and the colour is ebbing away, boot up Cake Bash and thwack your loved ones over the head with a lollipop! Cake Bash launches today on Xbox One, PS4, Switch, Stadia and PC via Steam.
Check the trailer if you don’t believe us. Yeah, we spotted the pigeons too. This is a frantic four-player party game that looks like it will be putting the fun in fondant (fundant?) by casting you as an animated cupcake in a battle to the death.
We can’t get enough of some of the arenas, including a hotplate with realistic grilling action, and the way that jelly beans, smarties and hundreds-and-thousands just scatter from you when you’ve been pummeled. Then there’s a pigeon, which the press materials neglect to mention. From what we can see, they’re a rogue element that will be harassing you and making off with your hard-earned jelly diamonds.
It doesn’t look like it’ll be a straight Bake Off: there are other modes to add icing to the package. In some you will be covering yourself in as much decoration as you can, while another requires you to hurl your collected fruit into a pie. We’re liking the sound of the Cooking Mama-esque minigames, where you’ll – slightly mysteriously – be given the job of roasting the perfect marshmallow and piping the best frosting. We’re not sure if they will be played quite as straight as they sound.
Fantastically, the press materials tempt us with the opportunity to ca-jazzle our cakes, buying toppings with hard-earned winnings and then dressing to impress customers in a side-game called Get Tasty. We’re all imagining a raunchy shop window with cakes flaunting what they’ve got to punters. If it’s not that, we’re going to be disappointed.
Cake Bash may well be a treat, and we’ve got a review in the oven now. If you want to find out for yourself, Cake Bash is out now on Xbox One and will cost you £16.74. It’s also out on PS4, Switch, Stadia and PC via Steam.
Fight to be the tastiest cake in Cake Bash! A frantic four player party game where adorable drawn-to-life cakes beat the crumbs out of each other.
Pick your favourite cake and battle in a variety of lifelike arenas with unique goals – cover yourself in sweeties or hurl fruit into a pie, there’s plenty for everyone!
To cool down, try an assortment of minigame treats – roast perfect marshmallows, pipe the finest frosting, or be the last flan standing in Fork Knife.
Guide your cakes through the bakery as they dress to impress the customer in Get Tasty! Buy delicious toppings in a series of games to be the chosen one…
You could also just play your favourite mode again and again, it’s up to you!
Compete on the same screen, find challengers online or battle well-baked bots. It’s time to get out of the oven and into the fray!