Many of the most exciting games on Xbox’s unbeatable Game Pass service come in the form of the bonus little games that seemingly come out of nowhere. Some of the headline indie games on the service debuted by way of these last-minute surprise additions (Coffee Talk comes to mind). And whilst some games launched in this manner don’t do too well – Generation Zero, we’d like a word – we’re never going to look a bonus addition to the service in the mouth.
Today, Supra Games UG dropped Supraland: Six Inches Under, a follow-up to its underdog Metroidvania puzzle game Supraland, as a surprise day-one addition to Xbox Game Pass. And it spins out the formula of the previous game in deeper and more interesting ways.
So, what the hell is this game? Supraland: Six Inches Under puts you in the role of a very stressed Blue Plumber, tasked with rescuing and protecting the townsfolk of Supraland after a tragic event that beset the miniature population in the form of “The Rakening”. The (literal) sandbox has been blown wide open, and now your job is to delve into the loamy land beneath to make sure these strange little people can continue on with their tiny lives in peace.