In many ways ‘Velocity 2X’ is FuturLab’s love letter to the games they played growing up. It’s a beautiful fusion of ‘Metroid’ and ‘Flashback’ style platforming mixed with vertical space shooter sections that echo the likes of ‘Sub-Terrania’, ‘Aleste’ and ‘Radiant Silvergun’. But while ‘Velocity 2X’ might be a game made up of two distinct play styles it has been crafted with such care and precision that they blend together effortlessly. The result is one of the most addictive and enjoyable games you can play on the Switch.
Developed by FuturLab
Published by Curve Digital
Released in 2018
‘Velocity 2X’ is a game that seemed destined for the Switch, even though its journey to the console started out in 2012 when Nintendo were interested in Dual Screen rather than Hybrid consoles.