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Get ready for a Super Mutant Alien Assault

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Every so often, a game comes along that reminds me of playing something else. For me, just looking at the trailers, Super Mutant Alien Assault reminds me of the Rick Dangerous games from the days of the Commodore Amiga. This, of course, is a good thing.

Surprise Attack Games have today released Cybernate’s Super Mutant Alien Assault and they’ve celebrated by creating the release trailer below.

What can you expect in this new platform-shooter? Well, it takes inspiration from unforgiving classics such as Vlambeer’s Super Crate Box, Super Mutant Alien Assault is described as a dance with death across randomised single-screen levels where dodging is just as important as shooting if you hope to survive.

The solo campaign promises to be frantic, but in local co-op, a second robot enters the fray and ramps the action up to mayhem level.

You can unlock a wide range of weapons, explosive, sidearms, special abilities, perks and defensive moves. Each level is a randomised combination of vending machines, layout enemies and objectives.

These require ever-increasing skill levels to master and the more you unlock, the more the game changes.

Super Mutant Alien Assault is out today, priced £7.99!

Super Mutant Alien Assault hitting Xbox One

Super Mutant Alien Assault

Mutant aliens. It’s bad enough that they go around abducting folk, doing all kinds of odd experiments on them but now it would seem like they’ve gone all super on us. It’s time for an all out assault.

Developer Cybernate, along with publisher Surprise Attack Games have today announced a brutally random arcade platformer that will be hitting the Xbox One this summer.

Super Mutant Alien Assault takes inspiration from arcade classics and Vlambeer’s Super Crate box. It will be an unforgiving dance with death across randomised single-screen levels. It’s frantic dodging action is just as important as making the aliens eat hot lasers as you try to survive.

But, wait. Why be selfish and shoot all the alien bad guys yourself? Super Mutant Alien Assault will feature a local co-op for that fresh, just vaporised smell.

That’s not all though. There will be a near bottomless pit of weapons, explosives, sidearms, special abilities, perks and defence moves. Each single-screen level is a randomised combination of layout, vending machines, objectives and enemies. The weapon drops are totally random and you’ll never know what you’re going to get.

The more you unlock, the more mind-boggling, or frustrating, the drops are going to be.

All of this adrenaline-fueled shooting action will be accompanied by a pounding dubstep soundtrack.

Don’t take my word for it, see what delights the announcement trailer has below, or head on over to the game’s website, here.

Super Mutant Alien Assault is heading to Xbox One, this summer.

Cheaters do prosper in Screencheat, released today

Samurai Punk and Surprise Attack Games have announced that their chaotic party split-screen shooter, Screencheat, is now available to download.

Inspired by classic shooters such as Halo and Goldeneye, Screencheat encourages you to peek at your opponents screen, as everyone is invisible. With up to eight player’s screens visible at all times, even with a mix of online and local multiplayer, you will have to juggle both your view and someone else’s to win.

Featuring an off-the-wall arsenal of one-hit kill weapons, including a hobby horse, a car engine that shoots bouncing balls of plasma, a teddy bear loaded with explosives, or the classic Blunderbuss, you should have everything you need to succeed.

With its simply designed maps, numerous landmarks, and colour-coded areas, you shouldn’t have any problems hunting down your adversaries.

Screencheat is now available to download for Xbox One for £11.99, from the online store.

Will you be a Screencheat?

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I remember (oh, here he goes again…) back in Amiga days, a game called Hired Guns. Many people will carp on about GoldenEye 64 being the first truly multi-player split-screen game in 1997, but Hired Guns was doing it on a home computer, four years earlier.

One of the aspects of the game that annoyed my gaming friends at the time, was that you could keep half an eye on their portion of the screen to gauge an idea as to where they were, sneak up and shoot them. This is a tactic that I’ve employed many times since.

Screencheat, developed by Samurai Punk and published by Surprise Attack Games, is a game based on that very principal. Your opponents are invisible to you in your section of the screen, as are you to them. You have to look at their surroundings in their portion of the screen in order to find and shoot them.

The game will feature 9 weapons to deal your justice with over 8 game modes, including the intriguing “Hillcampers” mode where as soon as you set foot on the base of the hill, everyone will know where you are.

It’ll release on Xbox One in the summer, and it looks a heap of fun.