The First Hour: SteamWorld Dig
The second installment in Image & Form Games’ genre-spanning SteamWorld series, Dig launched on the 3DS and Wii U and later appeared in the Switch in 2017. Players take control of Rusty, an adventurous robot, who inherits a mine beneath the dying town of Tumbleton. Befriending the inhabitants of the town, including SteamWorld Dig 2 protagonist Dorothy, Rusty delves into the mine through Dig Dug-style platforming. But the deeper Rusty gets, the more remnants of an ancient civilization he finds, and the more suspicious the circumstances around his uncle’s death becomes. A sort-of proof-of-concept of its far-superior sequel, SteamWorld Dig is a quick beat and you can watch Andrew (@playcritically) play through the first hour in the video below.