Time Loader, a puzzle platformer set in the ’90s, hits Switch in March

Time Loader console release date March 10, 2022 Nintendo Switch PS4 Xbox One PlayStation 4 Meta Publishing Flazm

META Publishing and developer Flazm have announced that story-driven puzzle platformer Time Loader is coming to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One with a March 10, 2022 release date, and preorders have opened. The game originally launched on PC last November, and sister site PC Invasion thought it was pretty great. Time Loader is set in 1995, and in its console release date trailer, the visuals seem to have a bit of a Toy Story vibe. That’s pretty nice. And story-wise, you play as a homemade RC car robot that somehow has the ability to change time and stop your owner from having a life-changing accident in the future. You can’t accuse the story of being low-effort.

However, the 1990s setting directly impacts the puzzle platforming gameplay as well, as META Publishing and Flazm explain:

From wireless to wired. Experience a setting filled with nostalgic technology and furniture as you explore your owner’s childhood home, the scene of the incident. Traversing this 90’s maze, you will need to upgrade yourself to overcome the obstacles in your way, utilising homemade items to form harpoons, boosters, screwdrivers! Solve intuitive, physics-based puzzles to progress as you keep in mind the things you alter as you go.

Time Loader is available to preorder digitally for $14.99 on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. And if you need more puzzle platformers in your life, keep an eye on Koa and the Five Pirates of Mara or check out Filmechanism.

John Friscia
Head Copy Editor for Enthusiast Gaming, Managing Editor at The Escapist. I'm a writer who loves Super Nintendo and Japanese role-playing games to an impractical degree. I really miss living in South Korea. And I'm developing the game Boss Saga!