The main hook of Clustetruck is that you’re on speeding semis that have no regard for their own well-being. You need to navigate from the tops of them to reach a goal in levels that have various obstacles obstructing your path. Sometimes level gimmicks come up, and others times, it is just good old-fashioned platforming.
The game takes place entirely from a first-person viewpoint. That may be disorienting at first, but the way the physics work makes everything feel correct. After dying a bunch of times in the first world, you’ll get the hang of how the game feels.
At first, all you can do is run and jump, along with looking around the environment. The opening world is, honestly, disappointing. From those first ten levels, I thought Clustertruck was just a weird gimmick that would grow tiring quickly. Thankfully, that isn’t the case.
After finishing the first world, you’re given the option to unlock different abilities to help your platforming. Things like double jump, air dash, slow motion, levitation, and some other neat toys are available. This helps dramatically in the following levels, which swiftly avoid a regular formula and opt to go for batshit crazy.
You will encounter all manner of variations on the idea of speeding semi-trucks. One level will have the trucks periodically launched into the air; one level will have the trucks driving over a spinning log-like structure; yet another level will see you jumping through a boulder and landing on a truck in mid-flight.