Published on April 11th, 2017 | by Craig Forshey0
Timing Is Everything In Spacey New Puzzle Shooter Gun-layer
Retro themed shoot ’em ups are typically all about nonstop action but in the novel new timing based puzzler Gun-layer players will need to learn to rely on their aiming rather than their reflexes. This outer space themed hybrid shooter from indie developer Crio Nuke puts players in the gunners seat of a fearsome mercenary fighter craft as they single-handedly take on wave after wave of an alien armada. Forgoing the usual cumbersome touchscreen control solutions Gun-layer instead uses a more elegant single tap system that has players hammer down on the screen when a scrolling crosshair passes over one of their targets. As this aiming reticule alternates between vertical and horizontal movement players will need to make careful use of their limited ammo supply before they take too much damage due to misfiring and are defeated. With intimidating boss encounters, a wide array of unlockable abilities, and an interesting approach to firefights Gun-layer stands out from its peers in the genre.
Gun-layer is free to download on Android and iOS.