Underland is a fascinating game about drilling and blowing things up

I almost missed Underland. No press releases, no personal recommendations. I was just scrolling the Nintendo eShop one day and luckily it stood out – a strange 2D affair with graphics that took me back to the days of the BBC Micro and games like Exile – spacesuited figures alone in caves, the whole thing rendered magical by the limited colour palette. This is a video game, but for people of a certain age it feels specifically like a computer game.

Exile is sort of close, I think. That was the first game I remember playing that had meaningful physics, not that I realised that at the time. Underland is also a physics playground. I’m so glad I found this wonderfully odd game. I’m so glad I didn’t miss it.

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