Developer Prospect Games recently launched their title Unbox onto Steam this week. The game is a 3D platformer themed after the 1990s games that flooded the PSX and N64 back in the day like Croc, Ape Escape and Super Mario 64.
The game features surprisingly high-quality graphics and effects, with sharp visual assets and a sort of tropical color vibe to the motif. The Unreal Engine 4-powered game looks fantastic as you attempt to complete challenges, fight bosses and platform your way to victory.
There are various racing, platforming and physics puzzles to overcome throughout the game, along with a mini-game approach to the multiplayer that includes a number of different split-screen game modes to play through.
There’s even a variety of customization items to dress up the boxes with, boasting more than 40,000 combinations to utilize that range from hats, clothes, accessories, jackets and glasses in which to deck out the boxes with. You can check out 17 minutes worth of gameplay courtesy of YouTuber Ctop who offers gamers a look at the recently released title.
The early reviews for Unbox have been positive so far. A lot of gamers are really digging the mechanics of the game and the bright and inviting motif that permeates throughout the gameplay experience. Various reviews are comparing the game to Banjo Kazooie and other N64 classics.
It’s not hard to see where the inspirations came from, and the throwback to classic item collecting, time-based challenges, and skill-oriented platforming makes for an interesting deviation from all the other 2D indie titles out there and retro, 8-bit pixelated rogue-likes that have taken Steam by storm lately.
The system requirements are also fairly low for Unbox. You’ll only need a dual core 2ghz CPU and 1GB of RAM with a AMD 7750 or GTX 9800 to get started. Not bad at all.
You can grab a digital copy of Unbox right now for only $15.99, but during the first week of being on sale you can get it for 20% off at only $12.79.