Scoregasm is an incredible, variety rich shooter with a non-linear, branching paths style galaxy to explore. It's pretty, accessible, fun and really rather good! Blast your way through the galaxy's many varied levels and use your skills to change your route, find new levels, new enemies, unlock bonus challenge stages and fight the bosses...
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Very Positive (103 reviews) - 84% of the 103 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Feb 8, 2012

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Scoregasm is an incredible, variety rich shooter with a non-linear, branching paths style galaxy to explore. It's pretty, accessible, fun and really rather good! Blast your way through the galaxy's many varied levels and use your skills to change your route, find new levels, new enemies, unlock bonus challenge stages and fight the bosses to discover multiple endings!

Key Features:

  • 43 varied levels to find in the main game
  • Multiple routes, explore the galaxy to unlock new levels!
  • 43 Challenge levels to unlock, one for each main stage
  • Over 100 different enemies to find and kill
  • Achievements that you actually have to achieve!
  • Secret Expert Galaxy
  • 86 Combo Medals, one in each level!
  • 7 endings - find all the biscuits and a £5 note!
  • Fancy Pants 3D graphics
  • Online Scores for every game mode and challenge game!
  • Joystick/Control pad support

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 2ghz or faster
    • Memory: 512mb
    • Hard Disk Space: 100mb Free Space
    • Video Card: 128mb PCIE2 level graphics card
    • Additional: Supports Controllers including Microsoft Xbox 360 controller for Windows.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP+
    • Processor: 2ghz or faster
    • Memory: 1gb Ram
    • Hard Disk Space: 100mb Free Space
    • Video Card: 512mb PCIE2 level graphics card
    • Additional: Supports Controllers including Microsoft Xbox 360 controller for Windows.
    • OS: Snow Leopard 10.6 or later.
    • Processor: 2ghz Intel processor (PPC not supported)
    • Memory: 512mb RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 100mb disk space
    • Video Card: 128mb PCI express dedicated graphics card, or equivalent mobile card capable of OpenGL 1.5
Helpful customer reviews
6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 30
Scoregasm is a twin-stick shooter, in the vein of Geometry Wars, but with heavy inspiration from Mutant Storm Reloaded (various shapes for the arenas, combo system, big number of different enemies).

Its main selling points are a focus on huge scores, branching progression through the levels, and a focus on proximity bombs. Contrary to most games in the genre, in which such life-saving bombs should be spared for desperate situations, Scoregasm encourages the player to use them liberally as they help achieve higher scores and combos. Thid id probably the reason why Scoregasm is considred too easy by the most hardcore players.

The action is frantic enough to remain interesting and the controls (aside from the menus) are perfectly precise and responsive with the Xbox 360 controller. The music is good, provided you enjoy slightly outdated techno.

Technically, graphics are nothing too impressive, though perfectly serviceable, except in some rare levels where elements from the background can easily be confused with enemies.

The big problem with Scoregasm is the online scoreboard, which ceased to function just one year after the game's release and has never been restored, despite the developer's promises.

Scoregasm is not a bad game per se, but it's not original enough to make it easy to overlook the disappearing features and poor support, especially in such a crowded genre.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 31
I recommend this but with one major caution, the score tables are not and have not been functional for approximately three years. Does this make it a bad game? For me no, but this is considered by many to be an essential feature of this type of game. I did contact the developer about this and he responded quickly and did say that he still intends to fix this, but three years really is a long time for anyone to wait. Still I have to credit Charlie for this!

The game itself is good. Not one of the absolute best twin stick shooters in my opinion but well above par for the most part. For casual twin stick players it may well appeal far more than some other twin stick games that I would consider better. If you are just after a fun casual blast then download the demo and if you like it and are not bothered by the high scores issue then get it, you probably won't regret it.

For twin stick pros cracks do start to appear in the execution of the play mechanics. The expert mode relies on chasing down the gun power-ups in order to give the metered close combat bomb attack a chance to recharge a little, when it runs out you will die on the expert stages. This would work perfectly if you could actually see with any amount of ease where the power-ups are, the little glowing yellow icon is lost amongst a sea of glowing yellow bullets. This combined with power-ups not spawning from the bomb attack and coming from any random enemy mean that you can easily kill the one with the much needed drop via the bomb instead of shooting it. The end result being that it comes down to luck rather than a tactical deployment of your weapons and skill. So close to being great but ultimately flawed...

Some other problems have become apparent too. I can't unlock the third exit from level 3c, even though my combo was 106 above the third level requirement. This seems broke so any achievement hunters are going to have a problem getting the “Mr Perfect” award. Likewise I can't unlock the challenge for this stage on either normal or expert setting despite having spent more time repeating this stage than I spent unlocking all the other 42 challenges available in the game. This again seems either broke or a very misjudged difficulty spike.

All in all a good and enjoyable game with some issues that stop if from being a truly great one.
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16 of 17 people (94%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 14, 2015
Scoregasm is one of the best twin-stick arcade-style shooters of all time. It's just pure pleasure to play. It's simple, it has good, responsive controls, and you can blow up enemy bullets to turn them into hearts.

I choose to play it with a wired 360 controller. Though it doesn't say so on the store page, it's fully compatible and works really well (except in the menus, where it goes a bit funny).

Oh and I like the vocalisations and sound effects. But if you don't, or you are scared the neighbours might think you're into porn with extra hardcore laser destruction, you can turn them off in the options. No worries.
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17 of 20 people (85%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 14, 2013
Scoregasm delivers unfettered, joyous twin-stick arcade gameplay.

I never could figure out how the menu and level system works. It doesn't seem to work right. But if you move around the menu and click on stuff, you get levels that are so much fun to play, you can't stop at one.

Scoregasm really impresses with fast, fluid gameplay. Try the demo.
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45 of 71 people (63%) found this review helpful
22 people found this review funny
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 31, 2013
Scoregasm is like an ♥♥♥♥♥♥. But with scores. Hence Scoregasm.

I mean, you might doubt it at first, like "how can a game be like an ♥♥♥♥♥♥? Have you ever even had an ♥♥♥♥♥♥?" and that's fine, they're fair questions to ask but I ask you, have you ever not had an ♥♥♥♥♥♥ involve lasers? I did not think so. So throw winning some points on top of a laser powered ♥♥♥♥♥♥ and there you go, videogame.

I think that's how it works, anyway. I wasn't really paying attention in class that day.

It's also a bloody good arena shooter with biscuits. I'm not lying about the biscuits.

"If you like biscuits, you'll like this"
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