Valkyrius combines the intense classic arcade action you'd expect from a 2D shoot-'em-up with an innovative warping mechanic that lets you effortlessly weave in and out of enemy fire. Fight across 6 unique stages with unique enemies and huge bosses. Take the weapons of your destroyed enemies and add custom powers to your fighter. Follow the story of Colonel Valterra as her battle to reclaim the Earth for the Space Colonies turns into a war for the future of humanity. Features 1 and 2 player modes, 5 difficulties, boss rush mode, stage select, online high score tables, unlockable concept art and soundtracks.
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Valkyrius is a product of Iridescent Games, known for their Chopper Storm shooter. Now you are getting yet another shoot'em-up game from them, this time it is set in space and reminds of the classic cosmic shooters. In the best tradition of arcade games, the storyline (revolving around Colonel Valterra) is just an excuse for playing the game. You will have to get through multiple levels and bosses, but there's an innovative twist (teleportation) included. Fortunately visual side of the game doesn't disappoint and playing is an enjoyable experience. Of course you can customize your ship and equip it with different weapons. This time I wouldn't care as much for the story as for the opportunity to blast some enemies into pieces!