Review: SteamWorld Dig 2 (Nintendo Switch)

SteamWorld Dig is back! Dig deep, gain riches and unearth the terrors of the underworld in this platform mining adventure influenced by classic Metroidvania style games.


  • Gorgeous hand drawn graphic style.
  • 243MB Download size.
  • Pro controller support.
  • Opening and ongoing tutorial support.
  • Two difficulties- Easy and normal.
  • Gameplay- Like before you mine gems to earn cash and level up your gear, Kill enemies and take down bosses all whilst carving your own path through the huge underground world.
  • Rebindable keys.
  • 8-Bit influenced mini map that uncovers as you explore.
  • Markers-On/off these tell you where you need to go and help alot.
  • Kill enemies to earn EXP. Level up to increase how much you get for selling gems.
  • Hub- Here is the town you can chat with NPC, Upgrade and buy new gear, Sell your haul and more.
  • Fast travel points.
  • Big boss fights.
  • Cogs- These are found all over the world and are used to give you buffs and better abilities. Things like when mining you damage surrounding blocks or your light goes down slower. Cogs can be assigned and unassigned at will from the station in town.
  • Play how you want.
  • Addictive.
  • Many types of gems to be mined all carrying different sale prices.
  • Puzzles are scattered around and are usually in story advancement areas.
  • Secret areas are everywhere.
  • Decent story.
  • Lose gems upo death.
  • Fun to play.
  • Fluid controls.
  • Feels a lot more polished this time round.
  • Fantastic soundtrack.


  • Bosses are very difficult a lot of the time.
  • Can get stuck, Ruin your run with bad mining choices.
  • Checkpoints can be far apart.
  • Kills your productivity levels during the day.



Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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