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[Beyond PlayStation] Unbox: Newbie’s Adventure Review

[Beyond PlayStation] Unbox: Newbie’s Adventure Review

Unbox: Newbie’s Adventure is a fun physics-platformer now available for Nintendo Switch. Come check out our Unbox: Newbie’s Adventure review to learn more about it!


I reviewed Unbox on the PlayStation 4. While the game did have its flaws, I enjoyed it and was definitely up for taking the game for a new spin on Nintendo Switch. Since the PlayStation 4 version of the game outputs at a higher overall resolution, I’ll let you know how good the gameplay and the controls are for the version on Nintendo’s hybrid console.

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UnBox: Newbie’s Adventure was developed by British studio Prospect Games based in Manchester, and it is a love letter to all the 3D platformers we grew up with and loved during the 1990s. This is a fully 3D game with bright and colorful graphics that help to make everything pop. You’ll be traveling from a hub world to three worlds in which you’ll need to complete several quests and tasks. Doing them will earn you stamps, and once you have enough stamps, you can face off against a boss.

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That is not all, there is a group of evil boxes known as ‘Wild Cards’ who is hell-bent on causing as much mischief as possible. To counter them, in Unbox you’ll be able to consecutively jump up to six times. This ability is known as unboxing, and each time Newbie uses this skill he’ll shed a layer of cardboard to propel himself even further – as long as you have enough layers, which also act as your health, you’ll be able to launch yourself up to a maximum of six times. Pretty awesome, right? To make the most of this ability, you’ll need to collect all the health pickups you can find around so that you can refill your health before you can attempt some additional unboxing.

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The checkpoint system in the game is very generous, so if you ever die, you will never have to go too far back, which is a huge bonus. This is great for a platformer since you can make the most of your time with the game by not having to redo long sections of the game when you end up making a mistake.

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As for the game’s controls, they do take a bit of trial and error before you can get used to them. The camera is too sensitive, so you’ll definitely want to turn that down. The other issue is with loading times since, for some reason, I sometimes had to spend up to 90 seconds waiting for a stage to load, which is certainly long.

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But if you can look past that, you’ll have fun with the game thanks to its colorful graphics, catchy music and lots of content to enjoy. The difficulty is balanced and will allow players of all skill levels to have a go at the game. So if you’re looking for a 3D platformer to play at home or on the go, you might want to check out Unbox: Newbie’s Adventure on Nintendo Switch.


This Unbox: Newbie’s Adventure is based on a Nintendo Switch copy provided by Merge Games.


Review Overview

Fun platformer that is great at home or on the go