New This Week: Unbox

Wow! This one really came out of nowhere. “Unbox,” from the moment you first hear the steel drums kick in the very tropical theme that plays in the game’s first open-world, evokes fond memories of classic Gen 5 and Gen 6 platform games – most notably “Mario Sunshine” on the Nintendo Gamecube. The game, a third-person, open-world platform adventure that draws on all of the best of the genre (including collect-a-thons like “Banjo-Kazooie”), is an interactive love letter to a style of game that is all but lost in 2016. It is beautiful, simple fun that, a few hours in, has left me with a smile on my face and wanting to play more. Oh… and you play as a cardboard box.


  • Publisher: Prospect Games
  • Developer: Prospect Games
  • Release Date: 9/5/16
  • Platforms: PC/Steam
  • Price: $12.79
  • Initial Impressions: Fun, fond memories, incredible bang for the buck, Amazon Prime (if you play the game, you’ll get the “joke”)

Unbox is an Interactive Love Letter to the Great Platformers of Gens 5 and 6

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David Winding
Dave Winding is a 25 year gaming industry veteran that has been actively involved in sales, marketing, advertising, product development, publishing and communications. While his career has been as a gaming executive and entrepreneur, he is, above all else, a gamer.