Published on January 6th, 2014 | by Craig Forshey5
Innovative Shoot ‘Em Up Gunblitz Blasts Onto OUYA
OUYA owners were in for a real treat over the holidays as the highly anticipated bullet hell shoot ’em up Gunblitz from indie developer Rapture Games Studio finally appeared on the Android powered console’s digital marketplace. Originally intended to be an OUYA launch title, Gunblitz is an over the top retro style shooter that puts several unique twists on the bullet hell genre. While upon first glance Gunblitz may resemble classics like R-Type with its old school art design and arcade style sensibilities it also makes a valiant attempt to evolve the side scrolling shooter into something new.
In addition to shooting wave after wave of enemies with a seemingly never ending supply of bullets, players must also manage different aspects of their ship like the shield and coolant systems while simultaneously controlling a secondary targeting system. Players control their ship and its weapons with the left analog stick while aiming a second gun turret with the right analog stick. It can be alot to get used to at first but once you’ve gotten past the first level or two Gunblitz’s unique control scheme begins to feel natural and right.
– Four difficulty levels
– Eleven fast-paced and intense levels
– Five amazing offensive and defensive abilities
– Unique heat-based weapon mechanic
– Insane enemies that just keep coming at you
– Four challenging boss fights
– Unique music for each level and each boss fight
– Vibrant and expressive graphics and visual effects
Gunblitz is a truly unique shoot ’em up filled with addicting gameplay and an amazing soundtrack. It’s available now for both OUYA and PC for only $4.99.