Indie developer Cybernate presents Super Mutant Alien Assault – a new arcade platformer that sees players in souped-up space-battles and fast-paced platforming, in a bid to save the last shreds of human life.
Drawing inspiration from Vlambeer’s Super Crate Box and a host of arcade classics, Super Mutant Alien Assault blends unforgiving platform shooting with randomised levels, and has player reeling about frantic single-screen stages, using their reflexes, wits and an arsenal of anti-alien weapons to vanquish their intergalactic foes and survive three brutal galaxies.
Whilst players can lob pint-sized grenades, launch hefty firearms and wield lasers against their alien foes, evasion is just as important as offense in Super Mutant Alien Assault, so you might find dodging useful if you want to keep cybernetic body from harm.
Extending a vast catalogue of unlockable weapons, special abilities, perks and defense moves, each level has a randomised layout, with vending machines, enemies and missions that differ every time. Players will never know what is likely to spawn on each level, and as weapons are unlocked and perks become available, stages become all the more uncertain.
Players can undertake their mutant-mashing missions either alone or with a friend via local co-op, which introduces a second robot into the hectic single-screen level.
Super Mutant Assault is currently available on Steam Early Access for £6.99 ($9.99). The game is scheduled for release in summer 2016 for Xbox One and PlayStation 4. For more information about Cybernate, you can visit their official website. Alternatively, you can check out the game’s official website here, or watch the trailer above.