Do you have what it takes to make it in Ultra Pixel Survive from Ratalaika Games and Gold Skull? Find out in our Ultra Pixel Survive review!
Do you have what it takes to make it in Ultra Pixel Survive from Ratalaika Games and Gold Skull? As your quest begins, you’ll only be able to select the Adventurer class since it’s the only one unlocked right away. As you progress through Ultra Pixel Survive, you’ll unlock additional classes to change how you approach things. These include the Lumberjack, the Fire Witch, the Ice Witch, the Amazon, the Stone Knight, the Ninja, the Plague Doctor, the Pirate, the Bunny Girl, the Slime Girl, the Hu3cat, the Water Mage, the Dragon Knight, the Blade Tamer, the Dark Mage, the Naythf, and the Feral.
Each class will have different stats for hit points and attack, as well as for gathering wood, resources, and attacking enemies. They will each also have a different weapon for attacking, along with a different skill to consider. For example, the Adventurer is an average class stats-wise, carrying a sword to attack and using a boomerang to damage nearby enemies as it makes its way back toward him. As expected, the Lumberjack carries a mighty axe as his weapon, which is why he’s great at chopping down trees to gather wood. He pairs this with a throwing axe to attack enemies from a safer distance. Speaking of which, the Fire Witch is a good option from a distance since she can use her fireball skill to attack multiple enemies.
Once you’re ready to go, you’ll control your character with the left analog stick, jumping with the X button, attacking with the Square button, and using a skill with the Triangle button. Pressing the Circle button will allow you to perform a dodge roll. You can press the L1 button to cycle between your main weapon, your pickaxe, and your axe. You’ll use the pickaxe to mine resources from rocks, while the axe will be used to chop down trees to gather wood. Attacking, dodging, and using your tools will consume some of your stamina.
Wood and the other resources you collect will be used for crafting items to help you survive. Press the R1 button to move to the crafting section. From there, you can select to build something or to upgrade it, provided that you have enough resources for one or the other. A campfire requires 5 pieces of wood and 10 stones. A campfire is very useful since it can damage any enemy that walks close to it, and it can also be used to cook food so that you don’t go hungry. You could also craft some wooden spikes to deal damage to monsters that step on them. Maybe put up a woodwall to block the enemy’s path to protect your house.
As for upgrades, you can also spend resources and level up points to improve the level of your main weapon and tools or even boost your characters’ overall hit points. You can also upgrade the aforementioned contraptions to boost their attack power or overall HP so that they can last longer and survive the onslaught of enemies out to get you. You can’t just upgrade everything right away since some upgrades will require that you obtain more valuable and rare resources, so be sure to pay attention to the requirements!
Trophy-wise, since this one is from Ratalaika Games, that means you can expect it to have a Platinum trophy waiting for you. On top of that, since it’s a Cross-Buy title, you can get two Platinum trophies if you own a PlayStation 5 console since your purchase will grant you access to both the PlayStation 4 and the PlayStation 5 versions of the game. The list includes 6 Bronze trophies, 2 Silver trophies, and 10 Gold trophies. You’ll have to at least manage to reach day 6 of your run as you level up, unlock additional characters to recruit to your cause, open a treasure chest, collect a coin, cook a delicious meal, defeat 10 monsters, build a campfire, craft a furnace, upgrade said campfire, and more. For some extra pointers, here’s an Ultra Pixel Survive Trophy Guide.
Ultra Pixel Survive is a minimalist 2D pixel survival game on PlayStation. Its gameplay loop is simple and to the point, and there’s not much variety in enemies or areas to visit since you have the starting area, a cave, and a beach. You’ll have to work on upgrading your traps and other items so that you can keep up with the difficulty curve, even if you will be assisted by other characters if you manage to survive for long enough. Ultra Pixel Survive is available as a Cross-Buy title, so your $4.99 purchase will allow you to download both the PlayStation 4 and the PlayStation 5 versions of the game, with each one having its own Platinum trophy to work on.
This Ultra Pixel Survive review is based on a PlayStation 5 copy provided by Ratalaika Games.