Donut County is a relaxing game where you play as a raccoon named BK working for the Trash King opening up holes throughout the city to envelop all trash, characters and scenery to work your way toward unlocking a quadcopter to play with ruining lives in the process. Yes, this is an off-the-wall premise with more story and character development than you might think in this kind of game. The sense of humor is stellar and the best quality of this brief yet memorable adventure.
As mentioned before, the gameplay switches between dialogue story segments and levels where you engulf anything and everything with a hole in the ground that gets larger the more things you drop into it. It’s a simple conceit with another mechanic being implemented about halfway through, but that’s about it. What helps from this becoming rote is the charming artstyle, the funny writing and the “Trashopedia” which has witty descriptions of items you pull down such as a campfire with the caption “An early type of television.” The game will only take about an hour and a half or two hours to play through and see everything and, for the asking price of $12.99 on Switch, seems a little steep compared to the price of $4.99 on mobile. As of the time of this writing, it’s on sale for under $10 which is the perfect time to dive in.