Nintendo EAD Group No. 5
Oh man, I have come to love the 3DS so damn much. Steel Diver is a sidescrolling submarine racing sim boxed product made in 2011. Only on a Nintendo platform would such a game make a lick of sense. I would never had considered playing this game if it were for console or PC. I would never had paid money for this game if it were a download. But as a 3DS game in a box, this becomes a game that I want to know more about.
Turns out there is nothing much more to know about it. “Sidescrolling submarine racing sim” is basically the beginning and end of what it is. It works and it is kind of fun. As fun a submarines get. Submarines are kind of boring. Why do I play the games that I do?
This is an odd, slightly charming game. I got everything I needed out of it in 45 minutes. I’ll set it in a stack with Game & Watch Collection and Bit.Trip Complete and I won’t think about it again for a couple of years. One day I’ll dig through my rapidly growing stack of old DS and 3DS games and I’ll play this game for another 45 minutes and those will be a good 45 minutes.