[Nintendo Switch] Flatland Prologue Review
Flatland Prologue from QUByte Interactive is a prequel to the fun hardcore platformer on Nintendo Switch. Learn more in our Flatland Prologue review!
I got a chance to review Flatland Vol. 1 last year, and I found it to be a fun and challenging 2D hardcore platformer on Nintendo Switch. QUByte Interactive is now back with Flatland Prologue. Given how nowadays on Steam, a lot of games get a prologue – which is more or less a demo – QUByte has made it clear on the game’s Nintendo eShop page that Flatlands Prologue is not a demo and is actually a fully featured game and a prequel to Flatlands Vol. 1. And as a prequel, there’s still a lot of trial and error involved in this one as you adapt and learn from your mistakes. “Run, jump, die, learn, repeat,” says QUByte on the game’s page.
The controls remain the same so that you can keep your focus on what is happening on the screen. You’ll move your square with the left analog stick or the D-Pad, with the B button for jumping. Jumps can be shorter or longer depending on if you only press and release the button or keep it pressed down. You can hug and slide down walls, as well as use wall jumps to overcome obstacles and hazards. There’s also a quick dash you can activate with the Y button, and you can use it for dashing in any direction as needed.
Since the game requires a lot of trial and error as you find the right way to take on the different obstacles and hazards you’ll find on your path, each stage you play will have a checkpoint you can activate in order to quickly respawn there as soon as you die. You might not make it through a large pit with spikes because you didn’t dash at the right time, or you might dash too early, slide down a wall, and not be able to dash again because you haven’t landed on the ground for a second.
If you enjoyed playing through Flatlands Vol. 1, then you’re going to enjoy what Flatland Prologue has to offer. You’ll be taking on a challenging set of ten levels that will only increase in difficulty as you progress, demanding that your jumps and dashes are precise, down to the pixel. Flatland Prologue is out on Nintendo Switch, with a budget $1.99 price.
This Flatland Prologue review is based on a Nintendo Switch copy provided by QUByte Interactive.