Battle Calculator is now available on the Australian Nintendo eShop

Battle Calculator – a competitive math game – is now on sale on the Nintendo Online Store in Australia for $18 AUD (about $13 / £9.50.)

Originally shared in a reset threadBattle Calculator is hailed as a “sleeper hit” on the gaming forum and is also described as “the world’s first battle calculator game” on the digital storefront.

Not your average math game, this Nintendo Switch exclusive app can be played with up to four players and can even double as a normal calculator – a service the Nintendo eShop also supported with their recent launch $8 calculator app.

This game requires math knowledge and is recommended for a specific handful of people. According to the application list, players can only use 0〜9, 0.1〜0.9, and must create the number using the four arithmetic operations, etc. The first to make the number is the winner.

To further sell you the game, the listing also mentions that it supports Joy-con and touchscreen controls and is suitable for “parents with children who have learned the multiplication table, students who have learned trigonometric functions, exponential and logarithmic, those who are familiar with functions or function calculators”, and finally “those who want to have fun exercising their minds with their children or grandchildren”.

The bizarre nature of this game was also not missed in the Resetera thread as users started flocking to the comments to ask the obvious questions, such as does it run at 60fps and is there a Battle Royale mode?

Looking for a slightly different game to play on the Switch? Take a look at our best switch games listing.

Timothy C. Mayo