The internet is so big and vast and great and awful that every time I can’t find something, I just assume that I don’t have to search in the right place. In fact, there are a lot of things that don’t exist because they were deleted or no one wrote. That’s what one fan discovered while trying to research a so -called video game UFO Sambilan, but instead of just raising their hands and calling it a day like most of us, they decided to create an entire wiki for its own underrated indie Switch.
If you miss UFO Sambilan last year, this is a unique side scroller about a cute flying saucer stuck in the modern show economy. Created by HAL Laboratories, the same studio behind Kirby, it was initially a smartphone game before being brought to Switch last October. You might argue that with the name behind it, and the fact that Nintendo featured it in Indie Directs ahead of release, that plenty of online help will be available for players looking to complete all of its special achievements and hidden challenges. You will be wrong.
“I had trouble getting all the medals UFO Sambilan and the game’s wiki was abandoned and empty, so I spent a week creating and editing pages to keep the puzzle game from being criminally underestimated, ”user spookyspookedelic wrote yesterday on the Nintendo Switch subreddit. Hosted at Fandom, the wiki has 22 pages, which may not sound like a ton until you see how long between them, ranging from a few hundred words to over a thousand.
Although the game is smaller overall, UFO Sambilan full of subtle details, ranging from hidden costumes to special game modes like Infiniti Tower, where players build tall structures by placing random objects on top of each other. Most importantly, the Spookyspookedelic wiki outlines how players can earn each of the game’s special medals and achievements. Of course, if you just want to learn about the background of that little UFO – his name is Jobski – that knowledge is also underlined.
“I love it when I play a vague game and I google something, half not expecting an answer, and find what I’m looking for, because some anonymous hero takes the time to put useful information out there, even though not many know people will see it. or thank them for their work, ” wrote a reviewer in a Reddit thread announcing the wiki. “Thank you!” write another. “It’s been a long time since I’ve wanted to know how to get ‘So Long, UFO!’ Glory’s privilege, so it’s great to finally get an answer to that. “
The performance of “So Long, UFO” is a perfect example of the kind of obscure game trivia that might fall through the cracks of the internet. The achievement requires you to take the character of a recurring masked thief from the game and instead of putting him back on the platform, as required in a separate challenge, you have to put him down until he can escape. This is the kind of very small detail that a friend might mention and tell you about, but you won’t easily get it in the guide unless someone is having trouble documenting it.
The Spookyspookedelic project, which in some respects is really common, seems to blow up subreddits right because of that. In an era where many big websites only have specific guides for the most popular games, and YouTube guides can be a mess to find between looking for a timestamp and being bombarded with ads, it’s almost weird to be able to just browse a list of hyperlinks in a fan library devoted to games their favorite. “The internet today is so focused on the fast -moving element that we forget to appreciate the old Wikis and guide websites that were the original giant company that our fast -moving tutorial videos and animated infographic videos can be viewed,” wrote one reviewer.
It helps UFO Sambilan is an excellent game to start, which makes it even more unthinkable that a wiki for him doesn’t yet exist. Luckily, now it finally works.