Clustertruck on the Nintendo Switch

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Ever get stuck in traffic and think that it would be better to run across the tops of trucks to get to your destination?  Well, that’s how the Landfall team came up with the original idea for their game Clustertruck; a fast-paced, first-person runner where you have to make it to the goal by running and jumping from truck to truck as they drive, crash, fall, and get launched by antigravity pads.

Switch It Up

Clustertruck is the next game in tinyBuild’s Nintendo Switch lineup and it fits so well.  In an email interview, the Landfall development team said that it’s a “dream come true” to have their game come to the Switch as some of them were raised on Nintendo consoles. It’s a perfect game to pick up and run on a few trucks on the go, and then put it in the dock to relax on the couch and run some more.  You can also unlock abilities that will aid you in your automotive action with points you accrue as you play.  My personal favorite is using the double jump ability along with the time slow ability.  My only complaint is that it’s one of the only games so far that my hand cramps up on in handheld mode from having to hold ZR while repeatedly pressing A to jump, but that is easily remedied by switching to my pro controller or just sucking it up.

Technical Support

There is a major bug that doesn’t let you get past level four of world eight, but I have been in contact with tinyBuild and they assured me that that bug is being addressed in an upcoming patch. Currently, there are seventy-three levels of high octane free running in the main campaign, ten levels in the Halloween add-on, and five more in the Winter Holiday add-on to enjoy until the next patch.

The Verdict

Overall, Clustertruck is an excellent addition to the Switch Nindies library and I am glad to see tinyBuild continuing to bring their lineup to the Switch and supporting them.  I’m definitely looking forward to their Switch exclusive, Garage, along with more of their classics like Party Hard and Hello Neighbor.  Also if you like tinyBuild’s style be sure to check out my reviews of Phantom Trigger and The Final Station.

August (a.k.a. Draco Augustus) is a dad gamer who loves sharing all of his geeky passions with his family, from Marty McFly to Mario and Master Chief. He is also the co host of the Nindies and Indies podcast and founder of the Houston Switch Club. #GoStros

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