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In PixelJunk™ Shooter, you must pilot your spacecraft through a range of cavernous environments in a bid to save the scientists trapped underground. Making your way through the game will rely on your keen sense of observation and the ability to manipulate your surroundings. Add in a swarm of dangerous enemies, hazardous substances and stranded survivors in need of your help and your mission objectives are pretty clear!
Action, adventure and entertainment await you. Be the hero and rescue the stranded scientists while enjoying a world of fun retro visuals and a dynamic soundtrack that reacts to the level of danger that you find yourself in!
Battle across 15 stages with your spacecraft to save the scientists
Navigate cavernous puzzles by manipulating water, magma and even a strange magnetic black liquid
Recruit a friend and play local coop
An Excellent GameHelicuor | Dec. 14, 2013 | See all Helicuor's reviews »
In a nutshell, this game is about exploring a cave in a spaceship, rescuing miners, killing monsters, and taking gems. What makes this game special are its brilliant fluid mechanics. Lava, water, dirt, Ice, etc. You can combine water and lava to make dirt, ice freezes water, lava melts dirt, etc. The interplay of these various fluids and substances are what make this game really shine.
Extremely fun Local Co-Op gameshadowsxfall | Nov. 17, 2013 | See all shadowsxfall's reviews »
I played this game waaay back at release on PS3 with a buddy with absolutely no expectations before we started. We were both very suprised when we finally beat the game and noticed that we had spent all night playing. This is a very captivating game with great physic-based puzzles and game feel. The co-op aspect was also very well done, requiring each player to work in absolutely full cooperation to solve puzzles or rescue scientists. Pick this game up and give it a try!
A new take on the Arcade Shooter genresantiainen | Nov. 13, 2013 | See all santiainen's reviews »
PixelJunk Shooter is a game developed by PixelJunk, originally released exclusively on the PlayStation 3 and later ported to the PC, Linux and Mac, exclusively on the Steam platform. PixelJunk Shooter is PixelJunk's new take on the classic arcade shooter titles, mostly based around fluid physics and physics based puzzles.
PixelJunk Shooter consists of 3 episodes with a boss at the end of each episode. All of the episodes are filled with exciting new puzzles and new fluids and gadgets to play and experiment around with. The game also includes a local two player mode in case you want to play the game with a friend. And if you're the score kind of player, there's also a Score Attack mode in the game, and online leaderboards to compete in.
All in all, the game is a great addition your game collection, and I really don't see how they could of improved on it... Except they did improve on it, in PixelJunk Shooter 2, that is yet to be released on Steam.
PixelJunk to PCCappinCanuck | Nov. 13, 2013 | See all CappinCanuck's reviews »
Pixel Junk Shooter is a scrolling 2D action shooter. You control a small space ship and explore the caverns underneath an alien planet to rescue the survivors of a lost scientific expedition. The title is everything you'd expect from a Pixeljunk title and more. The 2D graphics are crisp and fun. The puzzles range in difficulty but always satisfy. It's definitely not a game that will require a huge investment and can be picked up and put down whenever you want making it a great casual title to go back to. Fun mechanics include different firing modes with several hulls for additional abilities and environmental tolerances.
Another excellent port from the PixelJunk teammagusonline | Nov. 8, 2013 | See all magusonline's reviews »
Known for their very bright and easy to pick up games that emphasize around the theme of music, sound, and interaction (with friends/enemies/environments). They were pioneers of exploring different genres on the PSN.
Shooter was definitely one that comes to mind (other than Monsters). While the devs already mentioned on Steam that this is local only. They said that when they port Shooter 2, it will too feature online co-op.
However, I recommend getting this game as well. Especially if you have guests that come visit, or a girlfriend who would like to play something nice and casual with. It works.