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PixelJunk SideScroller Kicks It Oldschool

Posted by on June 6th, 2011 | 2 Comments | Tags: , , ,

So I was walking around the PlayStation shindig tonight and one title caught my eye. You know that I am a HUGE fan of Q-Games and the PixelJunk series so I was really surprised to see this cool looking retro title hidden away in the PSN row. I had the chance to play the game, but I really don’t want to talk about impressions right now. The conditions weren’t optimal, noisy as all hell so I couldn’t hear the great remixed tracks provided by HighFrequencyBandwidth. I will however break down what the title is all about.

First off this is a spin off of PixelJunk Shooter 2. Hardcore fans will know that if you collect all the gems in Shooter 2 you unlock a special stage that is nothing like anything else in the game, The Road To Dawn. The graphic style switches up to a vector like format and the game transforms into a side-scrolling shooter. Well, now we have a full game based on this and I couldn’t be happier. Mostly the title is about score attack, trying to collect as many “orbs” possible. The game also ditches the familiar controls that you know from Shooter 2, opting for a more retro control scheme.

So check out the screens, and look on the site tomorrow for my full impressions once I get a chance to hear the game.