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Published on July 30th, 2013 | by Craig Forshey


Contra Style Xbox Live Shooter Heavy Recoil Blasts Onto OUYA

Continuing the trend of notable Xbox Live titles making their way to the OUYA, the arcade inspired side scrolling shooter Heavy Recoil is now available on the Android based console. Developed by indie studio Wide Pixel Games, Heavy Recoil is a love letter to the tough as nails coin op shooters of yesteryear, a time when real men could beat an entire game on just one quarter. With excellent retro graphics and nostalgic gameplay, Heavy Recoil could easily be mistaken for a classic shoot ’em up from the golden age of arcades.

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As a butt kicking commando robot on a covert mission deep in enemy territory, it’s up to players to shoot, blow up, and otherwise destroy as much of the enemies base as possible. Along the way they’ll need to rescue their comrades in arms who also happen to have tons of awesome weapons and upgrades to use.


If you grew up on a steady diet of Contra and Metal Slug, Heavy Recoil will be right up your alley. It’s available now for $.99 on the OUYA store.

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