The Underside is an indie platform game, in which you explore the two sides of the corrupted world, to try to show it's creator there is at least one good being on the planet!
With decidedly retro graphics and gameplay, The Underside could have been a very average game. However, it's story is quirky and humorous, and all the text throughout is excellent, and accompanied by great retro music.
The gameplay is running, jumping and shooting, so if you're not sold on that idea, you won't enjoy the game. Any fans of platform games with find much to enjoy here though, as it's so charmingly put together.
As you progress, power ups will increase your energy total, allowing you to take more hits. You will gain new abilities too, and there are save points dotted around, and it's advised you use any you come across, as death could always be round the next corner!
The Underside is a nice mix of Castlevania-style exploration with more fast paced action like MegaMan, and is a very promising looking platform game.