Better than the spray bottle.

Mimi the Cat: Mimi’s Scratcher is a short and sweet puzzle game in which you help Mimi get to her cat scratcher. As you guide Mimi on the path to her scratcher, you will find different obstacles depending on the level you’re on. The puzzles are fairly easy, though there were a couple that took me a couple tries to complete.

Most of the puzzles involve arranging boxes in a way so you pass them, stack them, or climb them. At the end of each puzzle is a cat scratcher that can be on the main path, a box above it, or higher. If it’s floating a box or two above, this is where you’d need to stack boxes to reach it.

Other than this, there isn’t a whole lot to Mimi the Cat: Mimi’s Scratcher. There are 50 or so levels, all of which follow the same theme, just with a couple of different elements. While they do increase the difficulty, there’s not a whole lot of progression in this game. There’s no story to follow or points to earn. However, getting to see Mimi’s excitement as she reaches her cat scratcher adds its own level of achievement.

The controls for this game are simple; you simply move Mimi around with your Joy-Con stick. The beginning of the game gives you a tutorial of the controls, which you can pull up at any time. There are some extra features—such as hints or changing the background color of the minimal graphics—that help add some more elements, but, overall, the game remains pretty basic.

However, Mimi the Cat: Mimi’s Scratcher is still enjoyable and cute. It’s perfect for those who like adorable cats or simple puzzle games they can play while watching TV or listening to a podcast. Though it didn’t keep my attention very long, I did enjoy playing it with something on in the background.