SteamWorld Dig has resurfaced, and it has made its way onto the Nintendo Switch. The game does so, cleanly and wonderfully. By design, SteamWorld Dig is completely unchanged in its transition to the new console, so it is the same game as the other versions in every way. While I would have liked to see new features, touch controls, or enhancements from SteamWorld Dig 2, it just isn’t needed. And even though there’s nothing new to be found here, what’s here is a tightly packed game that put Image & Form on the map. SteamWorld Dig is a treasure all its own.
SteamWorld Dig was a breakout hit for developer Image & Form. Since then, they’ve expanded their games into other genres, but people have been asking for a sequel. Praised for its enjoyable gameplay loop, but dinged that it felt a tad short, SteamWorld Dig was such a hit. SteamWorld Dig 2 addresses that latter concern and keeps the former and even improves upon it. The result is a more lively, dangerous, and intriguing place to dig.