For some reason, Toadled stands out to me. It could be the style, or it could be the simplistic nature of the gameplay. Either way, Toadled is not as bad as I thought it was going to be. When I fired up the game, I had already convinced myself it would be awful. Luckily, I was wrong, and Toadled is a real standout. You can buy Toadled for $.99 on Steam
In Toadled, your only goal is to eat as much as you can to grow bigger. During the course of trying to achieve this goal, the toad is going to change.
As you progress, you can purchase upgrades that will make your time easier, and while Toadled has interesting upgrades, they don’t matter much. The only one I found helpful was the one that let you grow faster.
There are two game modes, survival, and campaign, and both of the modes are more or less the same. In survival mode, you run out of lives and have to restart. In the campaign, you can continue right where you left off.
The real standout is the comic book pages you collect by obtaining certain objectives in survival mode. Apparently, Toadled has lore, I was not expecting this, but it was a welcome surprise.
Toadled is a point-and-click game and nothing more. If you like point-and-click games, you will love this. The game is pretty fun in short bursts and earns a 3/5 on its score.