Taking inspiration from unforgiving arcade classics and Vlambeer’s Super Crate Box, Super Mutant Alien Assault is a dance with death across randomised single-screen levels where dodging is as just important as shooting if you hope to survive. Played solo the game is frantic, but with local co-op, a second robot enters the fray, taking the platform shooter action to a level of mayhem.
Featuring a near bottomless pit of unlockable weapons, explosives, sidearms, special abilities, perks and defence moves, each single-screen level is a randomised combination of layout, vending machines, enemies and objectives. You’ll never know which weapons or grenades will spawn in the vending machines or which special abilities, sidearms, perks and defense moves will be served up. The more you unlock, the more mind-boggling the possible combinations.
Super Mutant Alien Assault from developer Cybernate and publisher Surprise Attack Games, launches on Xbox One on July 12th.