- Summary: Unbox is a 90s style 3D platformer about the ultimate postal service, self-delivering cardboard boxes! Unbox has giant worlds full of challenges, collectibles and boxy boss battles!
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Unbox: Newbie's Adventure - Release Date Trailer
Jul 24, 2017Here’s the thing, Unbox: Newbie’s Adventure is a platformer that doesn’t bring anything new or fresh to the genre and can be downright frustrating at times. Rather than try and evolve the genre, developer Prospect relies on simplistic standards that have been done to death.
Jul 24, 2017Unbox: Newbies Adventure is a cute and somewhat original concept wrapped in technical issues that make it hard to recommend. While it can be occasionally fun; Unwieldy movement, infuriating combat and glaring graphical foibles make it a less than stellar package.
Positive: 1 out of 1
Mixed: 0 out of 1
Negative: 0 out of 1
Aug 5, 2017Unbox: Newbie's Adventure is one of the silliest 3D platformers in modern gaming.
If you are looking for a traditional 3DUnbox: Newbie's Adventure is one of the silliest 3D platformers in modern gaming.
If you are looking for a traditional 3D platforming/collectathon experience, then this is yet another game in a growing list of new releases this year that fits the bill.
The game is rather small, all things considered, but for $20 you are dropped into a colourful world filled with silly characters and plenty of collectables that (despite its lack of worlds) still provides many many hours of fun, whether by yourself or with friends.
The first thing I took notice of with this game is it's unique control scheme.
In the game, you play as a delivery box (all the character are boxes) and this can be a little disconcerting at first because...well, how do you control a box? How does that work? Well allow me to explain.
Your box character might be a box, but it has full 360 rotation allowing you to move around with ease.
You have 2 moves you can use, Slam and Unbox. Slam is used to knock out and destroy enemies while Unbox is a unique mechanic designed specifically to help you get around. You see, your box character is actually made of many boxes inside each other, and each unbox gives you a huge jump boost but also uses one of these boxes inside you which act as your health. This jump boost mechanic allows you to traverse huge distances really quickly, which is needed to get around the extemely large worlds.
Speaking of the worlds...
There are 3 major worlds and a hub world in this game, technically making 4 areas in total.
The hub world only has the collectables in it whereas the 3 major worlds all have mission and secrets aswell. Each world is it's own huge open area with tons of NPC's, missions, collectables and secrets that all ofer something unique and fun. Exploring them is an absolute treat and I only wish there were more.
All in all I think Unbox: Newbie's Adventure is a wonderful addition to the growing list of 3D platformer releases this year. There was a clear passion and ambition behind this game and I absolutely love it.… Expand