Slime Rancher is the most wholesome of games and I’d recommend it for anybody that enjoys the likes of Harvest Moon, Stardew Valley and My Time At Portia. In Slime Rancher you play as a farmer but instead of cows and chickens, you capture, feed and grow adorable little blobs called slimes. After feeding your slimes will plort which you’ll be able to harvest and sell. All in all, everything is just colourful and plain adorable. I have to say that this game truly brings me joy.
Slime Rancher has a fairly decently sized world in where you can explore and capture your different slimes. They’re so abundant and simple to catch, in fact, that you can practically fill all four of your gun’s storage canisters in the first 15 minutes. Breeding your slime horde is where it gets tricky. Your slimes can evolve into ‘largo’ slimes that produce two plorts. But too much can turn it into a weird tar monster slime that devours everything. That’s basically the gist of Slime Rancher. Harvest different slimes and repeat.
Viktor’s Experimental Update DLC
Developer Monomi Park has released a new DLC called Viktor’s Experimental update today. The update revolves around Viktor Humphries, who has created a slimeulation of the current world you’re in. The world of the Far, Far Range will be replaced with a world of bugs and glitched out slimes. It’s your job to capture, quarantine, and research these slimes before they spread. Once you’ve caught enough you can leave via an exit portal, turning the slimes into bug reports. Giving bug reports to Viktor will get you new cutting-edge tech for your real-world ranch.
The glitchy slimes might be disguised as other slimes or as regular objects, such as trees. So you can use Viktor’s “debug spray” to reveal any that are hidden and suck them up before they wiggle away.
There’s a fun range of new gadgets, which you can obtain by turning in bug reports. Advanced drones that can handle two tasks at once, portable water taps can refill your tank on the go. And the chicken cloner can which can well, clone chickens. The update also adds The Decorizer, which helps you store and manage decorative items for your ranch. You can get it from the 7Zee Rewards Club as a mid-tier reward.
Secret Style Pack DLC
Alongside the update, Monomi Park has also release paid-for DLC called the Secret Style Pack. When purchased, you can search for treasure pods to get new styles (skins, basically) for your slimes. Including tiger, angelic and devilish styles. There are 20 in total, and once discovered you can apply them to any of your slimes.
The Slime Rancher DLCs are out and are available on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC and Mac. Slime Rancher is available on the Steam store for RM19 now (original price RM28), the PlayStation and Xbox Store for USD$19.99. The Secret Style DLC is going for RM19.50.