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Action (SHMUP, Action/Adventure)


Answering a distress call from a far-flung mining planet, the S.S. Pinita Colada sends manned rescue craft into the tunnels to investigate. Piloting these craft, up to two player can cooperatively work to rescue trapped miners while fighting-off indigenous creatures and manipulating the environment to their benefit. Dynamic fluid physics allow water, magma, volatile gas, and magnetic oil to interact in interesting ways.

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When is a SHMUP not a SHMUP?

“PixelJunk Shooter” is the fourth in the line of 2D throwback games released exclusively on PSN by Q-Games. With the exception of their first attempt, PixelJunk games have gleaned a lot of praise and respect for Q-Games, largely due to the fact that, while each PixelJunk game ostensibly belongs to an existing genre (specifically isometric racer, tower defense, platformer, and SHMUP), they each put a unique twist on their genre's traditional gameplay to make something unique. “PixelJunk Shooter” is no exception.

In this day and age of videogames that try to look like movies, “PixelJunk Shooter” is unapologetic in the fact that it looks like a videogame. The game is rendered entirely in glorious 2D using vector-based graphics. The graphics engine makes ...

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