Published on December 14th, 2015 | by Craig Forshey0
Retro Physics Shooter Hooah! Rocket Jumps Onto Android
After the release of its wacky buzzer-beating physics simulator Popping Sports indie developer Astrosnout is back with another intriguingly unconventional genre flipper called Hooah! that takes the classic FPS ‘rocket jump’ trope in an unexpected direction by melding it together with retro sidescrolling shoot ’em up sensibilities. As a pixel commando with broken legs lost in an alien-infested jungle it’s up to players to escape their predicament in the most manly way possible; By using explosions to propel themselves to freedom of course!
In this zany physics heavy sidescroller the player both moves and attacks by firing their bazooka which introduces a pseudo-strategic element to proceedings where the need to destroy enemies is balanced against the need to get out of the way of their attacks. Throughout multiple runs players will be able to level up their character which unlocks useful new pickups alongside boosting their stats for bigger ammo clips and more health. An interesting physics heavy twist on sidescrolling shooters like Contra, Hooah! is available now for free on Google Play.