Grindstone receives “Monsters and Mamas” update
Posted on September 18, 2021 by Brian(@NE_Brian) in News, Switch eShop
A pretty major update has gone live for the puzzle-battle Grindstone, known as “Monsters and Mamas”. It’s highlighted by the game’s first-ever alternate playable character, a new Boss Blitz mode, new Daily Grind rewards, and a high-contrast accessibility feature.
Here’s some additional information:
Jorja has come to Hjellhole! A seasoned veteran of the golden age of stonegrinding, she’s in town to take some of the pressure off her beloved grandson, Jorj. She’s able to equip any unlocked gear, and is every bit as tough as Jorj, allowing players to choose whichever character suits their personal style best, without making any gameplay sacrifices whatsoever.
Prove you’re the toughest Stonegrinder around with the new Boss Blitz daily challenge mode! Here players will be able to attempt to take on previously conquered bosses in a seven-level gauntlet, and then place their score on the Boss Blitz leaderboard. Unlike other leaderboards in Grindstone, the Boss Blitz leaderboard standings won’t reset daily, so players will be able to hold their standing and revise their techniques as new gear and strategies are discovered in the future. The Boss Blitz mode can be unlocked at level 16 and accessed at Ivor’s Hut.
Finally, the Monsters and Mamas update will also introduce rewards for players who complete their Daily Grind runs, a much requested feature from players, and the High Contrast Mode accessibility feature. The customizable High Contrast Mode highlights enemies based on your current chain color, as well as highlighting enemies in “aggro” state. Capy carefully designed this feature for players with color vision deficiency (CVD), but have found that this improves the game for many types of players, not just those for whom it was originally designed for. High Contrast mode can be found in the settings menu, and enabled at any time.
Watch a trailer showing off the “Monsters and Mamas” update for Grindstone below.
Grindstone has received a few updates on Switch in the past. The “Lost Lair” patch came in July, adding new levels and challenges for Grindstone plus new rewards and systems.
Source: Capybara Games PR