Underland Review (Xbox Series S)

In this Underland Review, we need to Use the elements at our disposal, such as excavators, pumps, plumbing, among others, to drill the soil to the indicated location. The dynamic scenario, fluid mechanics, and the laws of physics must be manipulated correctly to achieve the goal. Find the city of Underland! Underland is a platformer puzzle, where you guide your astronauts through different kinds of obstacles. The player must use the elements available in the environment, like the use excavators, pumps, pipes, cannons, drones, and dynamic platforms to combine the direction of the path with the physics of the elements to succeed and reach the next elevator. The story has as protagonists the astronauts who set out in search of a new habitable planet have just returned from their failed mission. However, the surface of the Earth is no longer habitable and it has been discovered that a remaining population now lives underground. The supposed path is buried and the only alternative is to dig and dig in the underground city.

Underland Review

Underland Review Pros:

  • Really nice graphics.
  • 210.3MB download size.
  • 1000 Gamerscore.
  • Puzzle gameplay.
  • Brief tutorial text.
  • Wonderful retro style color palette.
  • The goal of the game is to use machinery to enable your characters to make it to the exit.
  • You can swap between every character and piece of machinery with a button press.
  • A strong physics game with acid acting like water and gravity being a particular menace.
  • Instant restarts.
  • Each level has a target of how many characters need to escape.
  • Easy achievements.
  • 30 levels.
  • You can replay levels.
  • Simple easy to learn controls.
  • Laidback soundtrack.
  • Has a hypnotic grip that has you playing for many hours.
  • Decent animations.

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Underland Review Cons:

  • No online leaderboards or scoring.
  • Cannot rebind controls.
  • No replay value.
  • Some of the vehicles move very slowly.
  • A lot of trial and error.

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Underland Review

Underland:

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Developer: Minicactus Games

Publisher: qubyteinteractive.com

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  • 7/10
    Graphics - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Sound - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Accessibility - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Length - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Fun Factor - 8/10
7.4/10

Summary

Underland surprised me as it is a very basic-looking game and doesn’t scream what it is at you, after just two levels I knew the score. You need to use vehicles and machinery to carve out a path for your characters to reach the exit lift, sounds easy but in truth does get difficult and quite clever. I love how the graphics and color blend into a very nostalgic appearance, the soundtrack equally as good. The gameplay is really good and has a good variety of easy and hard levels and easy achievements list, and whilst it may be short and lack any replay value, you will enjoy the time you have with it.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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