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?
Great Stealth Platformeremptyhaven | Dec. 7, 2014 | See all emptyhaven's reviews »
Stealth Bastard creates tension for a platformer that I don't experience often. There are a lot of stealth games out there, and most stealth platformers give you enemies you also have to fight, or that odd weapon that will at least incapacitate that camera or those guards on the watch for you.
This game offers none of that—the only respite being stealth itself. Hiding is your only option here, and that was such a great challenge. Ducking and diving past laser sensors and traps is so satisfying when you know there's nothing but your lightning fast reflexes there to get you through. The atmosphere was perfect, and I felt so engrossed in this that I couldn't stop paying attention to this game. It helps that the music wasn't bland at all, so that you didn't feel that there was this droning sound in the background.
All in all, excellent game. Definitely worth it to play.
Sneak 'em upminoru09 | July 24, 2014 | See all minoru09's reviews »
Stealth Bastard Deluxe combines three of my favorite game elements: platforming, puzzles and stealth all into one fast-paced game. Combinations made in heaven I love it so much!
They can't see meSeibitsu | June 7, 2014 | See all Seibitsu's reviews »
If you enjoy platformers and stealth be sure to check this game. You are a clone that has to scape from deathly traps without beign seen. Use the enviroment to hide and find the exit to the level. It gives you challenging enough levels to prove your skills and it also has Trading Cards.
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.