Calculator, the self-explanatory game that became a meme on Twitter, is now one of the highest-rated Nintendo Switch games on Metacritic, according to its users. The game sits at a user score of 9.1, beating out critically acclaimed releases such as Hades, Fire Emblem: Three Houses, and Super Mario Oddysey.
Calculator becomes a top-rated Nintendo Switch game on Metacritic
Calculator’s existence was widely mocked when it was released last week, with the $10 scientific calculator app being used as evidence of the Nintendo eShop’s overpricing and lack of quality control. However, some saw the funny side of the app’s release, with Twitch streamer SmallAnt posting a 38-second speedrun wherein he counted to 1,000 as fast as possible:
So nintendo switch calculator speedruns are a thing. here is a Count To 1000 speedrun lol pic.twitter.com/47hqhr7Ljd
— SmallAnt (@SmallAnt) May 16, 2021
Metacritic users followed suit with this ironic embracing of Calculator, flooding the site with 10 out of 10 user reviews. Given that review-bombing is typically reserved for people inundating a game with negative reviews, Calculator may have made history by being one of the first to have gamers react in the opposite way.
Calculator has a 9.1 user rating on metacritic.
One of the top rated third party software releases. pic.twitter.com/GAQGcV1f11
— Daniel Ahmad (@ZhugeEX) May 19, 2021
It’s to be expected that Calculator will slip down the user review rankings after the game has been out for a little longer, and its review bombing dies down. However, this is still an impressive feat from a community that is, for whatever reason, rallying around this overpriced app.
In other news, Nintendo was criticized for locking a big Skyward Sword HD improvement behind an amiibo. The company also received fan backlash as a result of it again choosing to not put Earthbound on its Nintendo Switch Online service.