Underland: The Climb from QUByte and Minicactus Games is a physics-based 2D puzzle platformer in which you must defend against aliens. Check our Underland: The Climb review!
Underland: The Climb from QUByte and Minicactus Games is a physics-based 2D puzzle platformer in which you must defend against aliens. Last year I got to review Underland, the prequel in which a pair of astronauts are sent on a quest to find a new habitable planet as they dig deeper and deeper to find a path to the underground city. For this one, you’ll be playing as Ivy, who lived a peaceful life in the city of Underland… until the monsters arrived. At first, there were only a couple of monsters that didn’t seem like that big of an issue. That is until they started to devour all people in the square in the blink of an eye! Soon, more monsters joined them. There’s not much left to do since it seems that Ivy is the only survivor. But if she wants to stay that way, she’ll have to climb to the surface to find a deposit of dynamite. Why? Because she’s going to blow up Underland and destroy all monsters with it!
To complete each of the 30 stages that Underland: The Climb has to offer, you’ll be using the L1 and R1 buttons to select the different elements you can interact with to then move them with the left analog stick or the D-Pad. You’ll move Ivy with the left analog stick or the D-Pad, jumping with the X button and holding and dragging objects with the Square button. Your goal is to reach the elevator that will bring you one step closer to reaching the surface.
Along with walking around each stage and jumping as needed as you control the gates that you can raise and lower, you’ll also have to make good use of the pressure plates that will activate smaller elevators. But what if you could gain control of a large truck with a drill? Maybe you could use it to dig through the upper floor of a level so that you can drop some hot melted steel on top of the aliens to destroy them so that you can reach the exit! More elements will be added into the mix as you progress through the game at a steady pace as to not overwhelm you. Soon you’ll be able to use a pickaxe to dig around each level, making sure to not trap Ivy or drop some of the aforementioned molten steel on top of her.
Underland had a full trophy list with a Platinum trophy, and that’s also the case for Underland: The Climb. The list includes 15 Bronze trophies, 10 Silver trophies, and 5 Gold trophies. This means there are no missable trophies for this list since you’ll get one trophy for every level that you complete. Beat all 30 levels, and you’ll have a new Platinum trophy for your collection! This should take you around 2 hours at most, depending on your experience with 2D physics-based puzzle platformers.
If you enjoyed Underland on Playstation 4, then you should check out Underland: The Climb. It offers 30 levels of increasing difficulty in which you’ll take control of the different contraptions that will pop up as you get closer and closer to the surface. Underland: The Climb is out on PlayStation 4 with a low price of only $3.99, offering a Platinum trophy for your collection.
This Underland: The Climb review is based on a PlayStation 4 copy provided by QUByte Interactive.