Stealth Bastard Deluxe
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Stealth games are awesome. Hiding from The Man, skulking in shadows, the thrill of infiltration. But why do they have to be so... slow?
That was the question that spawned Stealth Bastard, the fast-paced, nail-biting antidote to tippy-toed sneaking simulators that the world had so desperately been craving. Now, building on the ideas sketched out in this unholy marriage of deft, wall-hugging stealthiness and insane break-neck platforming, we’re proud to bring you the bigger, better, shinier Stealth Bastard Deluxe.
Armed with only your wits and a pair of top of the range Stealthing Goggles, it’s your job to sneak your way through a deadly facility that’s determined to extinguish your fragile little life. With no weapons and no armour, being seen means instant death. Stay out of the light to avoid the attention of deadly security robots! Leap like a lusty salmon to avoid those zap-happy lasers! Think fast as the walls close in around you! Only the fastest and sneakiest will make it to the exit without being mangled by the facility’s security systems. Will you be among them?
Campaign Mode: 80 levels spread across eight worlds, featuring tricky puzzles, platforming challenges and a wide range of sharp-eyed security bots who are entirely unsympathetic to your plight.
Dynamic Lighting: Stay in the shadows cast by Stealth Bastard Deluxe’s dynamic lighting system to escape the attention of enemies and security cameras.
Equipment: The Camo Suit, the Decoy, the Sonic Decoy, the Antilight and the Teleporters provide new ways of outfoxing enemies in every level.
Secrets: Find all the secrets hidden in the game to unlock new levels and equipment.
Leaderboards: Stealth Bastard Deluxe’s Global Leaderboard will determine once and for all who is best at games. Each level has individual leaderboards for playthroughs with and without equipment. You can also compare scores with your Steam friends using the Friends Leaderboard.
Level Editor: The level editor used to create Stealth Bastard Deluxe’s Campaign Mode is included with the game. Taunt friends and strangers alike with your hard-as-nails creations!
Online Level Repository: Levels created in the level editor can be uploaded to the online level repository, from where other people who own the game will download them automatically.
Steam Cloud Support: Pick up your save no matter where you are.
Achievements: An assortment of dastardly achievements, some obvious, some mind-bogglingly oblique. Will you get them all?
Fun for a whileGmen | April 7, 2014 | See all Gmen's reviews »
This indie game started out life as a free platformer that was supposed to be a parody of the Stealth genre. The truth is that most stealth ‘em ups or sneakers are too slow paced, and so Stealth Bastard aims to bring the speed and platforming action of something like Duke Nukem II to the table. The way to look at this game is in the following way: it’s a fast paced version of Splinter Cell, but it’s also a side-scrolling 2D platformer.
You control a man, known as Bastard, who has to make his way through missions without being spotted by cameras, drones, and without being cut in half by dangerous laser beams.
Graphically it’s not going to impress, but it does possess that old charm that games like Abe’s Oddysee had back in the 1990’s. I dare say the controls are a bit better though limited to running left or right and jumping, although Bastard can perform actions like pushing objects and interacting with things like turning lights on and off.
There is no multiplayer feature as such, but there exists a leaderboard which shows the fastest times missions have been completed in. And once you've gotten through the main missions, there are the downloadable fan-created missions to wade through as well, seeing as the game comes with a level editor. You can even create and upload your own!
Overall it's one of the better and more challenging indie titles I've played. If you're looking for something more story-driven and deep though, you've come to the wrong place.
Challenging stealth platformerNeonberry | Jan. 20, 2014 | See all Neonberry's reviews »
Even though platforming is not really my cup of tea I have to acknowledge the solid gameplay Stealth Bastard Deluxe delivers. The levels are well designed, the graphics is fairly good (at least it serves its purpose since most people wont expect AAA graphics from indie games anyway) and the gameplay is solid, entertaining and captivating. Besides the stealth part of course there is a fair deal of platforming and puzzle solving to do (I guess this is what the Bastard part refers to). The game is enjoyable and rich, you get a lot of fun for your money. I recommend it to everyone who is up for some cartoonish but pretty though challenges.
Great game and challenging tooFreako | Jan. 6, 2014 | See all Freako's reviews »
I have played finish the game in 7 hours .
All i have to say i played it within a day. I couldn't stop playing Stealth Bastard Deluxe. There are 8 chambers and all you have to do is be stealthy, there is no weapon for you to use to kill someone only gadgets and utility.
Each round makes you beg for more action and unlike certain platforms this has crazy good dynamic lighting. I love it. The lighting can affect how you stand, where objects are placed. Basically even the enemies flash light is dynamic lighting. The interesting thing i love about this game is in stealth games you avoid the enemy. Here you do avoid the enemy but the enemy also serve as a gadget for you to get through a certain place or gate.
Love this game worth it totally.
EnjoyableYYS1995 | Sept. 11, 2013 | See all YYS1995's reviews »
This game provides the player with great puzzles (some of which are of a rather difficult level) The game itself forces the player the take into account stealth elements (otherwise it would not be called Stealth Bastard, right? ). Now here comes the hard part. You have to balance the stealth game play... and solve the puzzles together, at the same time. The controls are easy to use, that said, you may need help tinkering about the first few stages to get the hang of it... but it should not be too difficult. The graphics itself are okay.. for an indie game. But I got some bugs on certain levels with the graphics (it started flashing), so windows 7 users might want to take note...it may not run all the well that smoothly. 7/10
An Experiment in Stealthy PrecisionCrimsonWizard | Sept. 8, 2013 | See all CrimsonWizard's reviews »
Scientists in video games love making death traps, don't they? Luckily for you they make them into fun puzzles in Stealth Bastard. Unlike the typical hop and bop sort of platforming, your goal is to sneak through each stage alive. How so? The shadows, careful timing, and many bloody restarts. Thankfully, despite the challenging puzzles, the game gets you back in the action very fast with each level having a few checkpoints to help you. In addition, you have an arsenal of gadgets you can earn to make stages even easier like decoys for the cameras and robots, and so on. Many will compare this to the other recent stealth platformer, Mark of the Ninja,and while two are wonderful indie games, Stealth Bastard focuses more on stealth puzzles, while Mark of the Ninja offers stealth and many ways to kill soldiers. That said, I highly recommend Stealth Bastard. With all thrilling death trap puzzles and extras to play for (extra stages and gadgets), this is an indie game well worth the price.