It’s no secret that Foamstars resembles a certain inky Nintendo game. You may wonder how to make the controls feel more familiar if you’re coming from said title. If you want to emulate that Squidling feel, here’s how to use motion controls in Foamstars.
How to turn on motion controls in Foamstars
Open the System Menu, move over to Controls, and then scroll down into the Wireless Controllers settings. If you turn Motion Sensor on, you can look around by moving your controller.
You can adjust the sensitivity of horizontal and vertical movement separately. You can also lock the right stick so it only allows horizontal movement. This option sounds counter-intuitive, but you may be used to it if you’ve played Splatoon.
The best place to get a feel for motion controls is in the single-player missions or the empty dance floor at the back of the City. While you can use motion controls to pull off some incredible shots, they can go out of alignment. Fortunately, you can recenter the camera by pressing the right stick on your controller, and I recommend doing this frequently.
Should I use motion controls in Foamstars?
Foamstars is entirely playable without motion controls. Motion controls are turned off by default, so it’s a fair bet that most players will never use it. That said, motion controls feel great in Foamstars, and I’ve already won fights I couldn’t dream of with just the sticks.
I’ve played Splatoon for years, and there’s a massive learning curve. Moving the controller to look around feels horrendous when you start, but it’s tremendously satisfying when you begin to see results. If you’re interested in trying it, the default settings feel decent, although you’ll want to turn Stick Control (U/D) on to capture that Splatoon feeling.
If you’re planning to invest some time into Foamstars, make sure to check out our guide on Bubble Gems. This mechanic allows you to buff characters, but there’s more to it than you may think.