ClusterTruck from TINYBUILD is a fast-paced and crazy platformer which asks that you jump around the top of several trucks speeding down the highway. And if you think that’s crazy, wait until you have to avoid lasers, flamethrowers and more! Intrigued? Then come read our ClusterTruck review to see why this is a very cool game you should play on PS4!
The controls for the game are simple. You move with the left analog stick and jump with the X button. You can sprint by holding the R2 button. You can activate Ability1 by pressing the L1 button and Ability2 with the L2 button. By scoring style points in the game, you’ll be able to unlock new movement skills and utilities. You can then equip one of each for your next run. You could, for example, unlock the Double Jump which will allow you to do a second jump that will recharge once you’ve touched the ground. Or perhaps you’d like to have a Truck Boost which boosts the truck you’re currently standing on. As for the utilities, you can unlock Time Slow to slow down time or Trucksolute Zero, which completely freezes all trucks.
By completing a level as fast as possible, you’ll get bonus style points on top of the style points, you get just for completing a level. You’ll learn about how trucks randomly “behave” during each level depending on how other trucks bash into them, as well as on how fast each truck is moving on its own before and after that.
You might think you’re good to go and ready to take a massive jump ahead… only to have the truck you were supposed to land on decides to move to the right at the last second. Or crash into another truck that stops it from being able to move forward, giving you only a split-second to jump to another truck before you’re left behind. Or it might fall off a cliff. Or it could enter a curve while going too fast, making it stray from the pack. There’s a lot of random stuff that could go wrong, making each run feel unique. What works in, say, level 9 the first time around might not allow you to complete the level during a second try!
The only rule you need to remember is that you’re only safe when you’re on top of a truck, but never for too long. As long as you make sure you never forget that, you’ll be able to make it to the finish line of each of the many levels in Clustertruck. That, and by having a lot of patience and perseverance – you’re going to die in this game. A lot. No, really. You’ll die over and over again as you try to find the best way to make it to the end in one piece. That might be a deal-breaker for some of you, so be sure to check the trailer above to check out a bit of what you’ll be dealing with.
I loved my time with Clustertruck. While its premise might be simple, there’s plenty of depth and lots of replay value in this arcade-style release. The rush you get from landing that final jump that takes you over the finish line, or the feeling you get when you are launched sky high after grabbing onto a truck’s back and jumping just right, is highly addictive and will keep you coming back for more. So if you’re looking for an action-packed PlayStation 4 release, I hope that my Clustertruck review has shown you why this is a great game to add to your collection.
|Simple but fun idea.|
|Might feel a bit frustrating at times.|
This Clustertruck review is based on a PS4 copy provided by tinyBuild.
Written by: EdEN
- Owner / PR / Editor-In-Chief