Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion is an adventure game developed by Snoozy Kazoo and published by Graffiti Games. A well-received demo was released for the game in 2020 and now it‘s finally ready for a Switch release. Have you ever dreamed of playing as a small turnip on the run from tax authorities before? Of course you have, we all have, and fortunately 2021 is the year of fulfilling dreams.
The Switch of course is a tailor-made console for indie games due to its scope and functionality, and I’m pleased to report that Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion fits the Switch aesthetic perfectly; colourful, fun(ny) and accessible.
It plays out like a 2D action-RPG, but in the most basic sense of the term. There’s an abundance of item collecting/trading and small dungeon type areas to explore as you scurry around the game world in a top-down perspective. There’s also combat involved, although the combat merely feels like a side quest that gets in the way of the relentless collecting/trading. Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion unfolds like a trading side-quest in the The Legend of Zelda games, but as if that were a standalone game itself.