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Squad 51 vs. the Flying Saucers

Developer: WhisperGames

Co-Op Multiplayer
  • Price: $19.99
  • Release Date: Mar 16, 2023
  • Number of Players: 1 - 2
  • Last on Sale: Feb 29, 2024 [$9.99]
  • Lowest Historic Price: $9.99
  • ESRB Rating: E [Everyone]
  • Undeniably novel and entertaining with its decision to run with the vintage 50s black and white sci-fi look, but just a decent arcade shooter overall

    I’ll admit the second I saw some video for this game I was sucked in. While I grew up decades later, there’s just something very iconic about 50s black and white funky alien sci-fi movies. So then to see an arcade-style shooter that visually looks like you’re essentially playing within such a thing? It has quite a strong pull and wow factor if you appreciate the aesthetic. Now, beyond the look and getting into gameplay it trends towards being a bit more average, though I’d say there are times where the theming of the game can work against your eyes as you try to keep track of the action and avoid death. On the whole I’d say the saving grace for the experience is the meta progression you’ll get the more you play, unlocking more slots for more supplemental active and passive perks that can make things a little more fair. It absolutely deserves some points for taking a big swing in terms of design and pulling it off, but depending on your taste in terms of difficulty and play regarding shooters it could be a hit or a miss.

    Justin Nation, Score:
    Nindie Choice! [8.2]

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