Winner of the 2011 Eurogamer Indie Arcade award, Pineapple Smash Crew is a fast-paced, tactical blast-em-up with a unique modern-retro feel!
User reviews: Very Positive (75 reviews)
Release Date: Feb 2, 2012
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Developed by lone designer Rich Edwards with music created by legendary chiptune artist Syphus, Pineapple Smash Crew is a fast paced tactical blast-em-up! PSC features tight squad formation shooting, aliens, robots, zombies and grenades- loads and loads of grenades! Level up and choose wisely from an assortment of devastating grenade-launched weaponry... PSC's unique modern-retro flavour will take you back to the classics of old then smash you back into the present with a 'ka-boom!'

Key Features:

  • 13 grenade types including: rockets, laserbeam, whirlwind, mine, holo-decoy and tele-frag!
  • Randomly generated ships, never play two the same!
  • 4 power-up types: Slow-time, Invincibility, Four-Times-Damage, and Strike Fear!
  • Toe-tapping frantic retro soundtrack by Syphus (un-mute that trailer!)
  • Access computer logs detailing the notorious 'Wasabi War' responsible for the space-shipwrecks!

System Requirements

    Minimum:

    • OS:Windows® XP SP3
    • Processor:Intel® Pentium® 4 (2Ghz) or AMD® Athlon 64 (1.6GHz) processor or better
    • Memory:1GB RAM
    • Graphics:NVIDIA 6600 or ATI X700, 256MB GPU memory or better
    • DirectX®:DirectX® 9 or later
    • Hard Drive:50 MB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX compatible sound card

    Recommended:

    • OS:Windows® Vista / Windows® 7
    • Processor:Intel® Pentium® 4 (2Ghz) or AMD® Athlon 64 (1.6GHz) processor or better
    • Memory:1GB RAM
    • Graphics:NVIDIA 6600 or ATI X700, 256MB GPU memory or better
    • DirectX®:DirectX® 9 or later
    • Hard Drive:50 MB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX compatible sound card
Helpful customer reviews
3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
5.3 hrs on record
Has nothing to do with pineapples. Throw grenades, and explore a ship. Enjoyable for a relatively 1-dimensional game.
Posted: June 29
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Fun game with good music.
Posted: June 20
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6 of 11 people (55%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
Controls and play style are similar to the classic "Cannon Fodder". The game relies on random level design to keep things interesting, but the level randomizer just isn't up to the task -- by the time you finish a campaign, you will feel like you've replayed the same level several times over, rearranged slightly. All levels are subject to a time limit, which is more annoying than invigorating. The RPG elements (equipment, levelling) help somewhat, but they don't have sufficient influence to significantly change gameplay, nor are there enough options to keep things interesting.
Posted: June 28
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
3.8 hrs on record
Pineapple smash crew AKA Grenade Simulator 2014
Posted: July 5
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0 of 4 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
The game had potential, but it was grenade centric. leveling up only determines the type of grenades you unlock.
there do not seem to be any stats, so you cannot level up speed, HP, defense, damage, accuracy
there only seems to be one type of gun, and it would have been cool if you could earn different guns, and equip each squad member with a different one.
Posted: June 28
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2.4 hrs on record
This game is a crazy good time if if you're looking for something short and sweet. This is a must-buy during a sale.
Posted: August 31
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0.6 hrs on record
A rouge-lite 3rd person shooter that is very reminiscent of the Nintendo 64 Bomberman games. It can be very engaging depending on your luck on level design, but it can get a little frustrating dealing with the slightly loose controls and backtracking if you are a completionist.
Posted: September 9
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7.3 hrs on record
It has explosions. 10/10
Posted: September 23
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0.9 hrs on record
Arcade top down, 3rd person shooter with old school graphics with a twist. Reminds me of SmashTV. Good stuff. Recommended!
Posted: July 6
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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
6.1 hrs on record
Crazy game. Awesome and hectic top-down shooty action. Bright colours, a good sense of humour and an utterly fantastic chiptune soundtrack from Syphus, this is not one to miss.

Levels are randomly generated, and get larger as you progress. Lots of unlockable 'grenades' with all kind of effects from standard explosions, to healing and teleportation. Adjusting your approach on the fly based on what grenades you have is great fun.

It's kind of a shame the controller support is only sorta-implemented though.
Posted: October 22, 2013
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19 of 29 people (66%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
I can't really recommend this game at a $10 price point.

It's a fun little top down shooter but there is little depth and it quickly becomes repetative as you fight what is essentially the same boss and run the same 3 mission types about a dozen times before beating the game.

I played on the normal difficulty mode and beat it in about 1-2 hours. I don't see much replayablity here.

The soundrack was fantastic, graphic style was nice but that's not really enough.
Posted: January 30
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Just when I thought I had enough of twin stick shooters, along comes Pineapple Smash Crew. Is it any good ? Yes. Yes, it is. Is it the best one so far ? No.

It's an indie game with a cute, retro look. And since it's an indie game, you can't really compare it to the bigger (retail) titles, qualitywise. That doesn't mean it isn't any good though.

So, like practically all twin stick shooters, you just run around with your crew and kill enemies and objects. Destroying stuff will earn you XP, credits and grenades, which you can use to eventually upgrade your grenades or buy reinforcements when necessary. Grenades are actually an important part of the game. Almost every enemy leaves behind a random grenade. These range from healing grenades to missile grenades, and they're fun to use and the key to success as the missions get increasingly harder.

Missions are randomly generated, maps as well. But the designs are so similar that it's hardly noticeable. It will keep you coming back though.

[Rating: 71/100]
Posted: February 25, 2012
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
This is a really underrated fun arcade dual stick shooter with colorful graphics, levels are randomly generated, the enemies are varied and challenging, and the power ups you can pick up in each level are great.

If the devs patched in full controller support in the menus and not just in the game it would be amazing.
Posted: February 1
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
This game has a pretty good soundtrack, although only one is my favorite. It's featured in the game's trailer.
The game itself is simple and fun, but I wish that in some capacity that it were more difficult, or that like the Giantbomb.com crew, there were more default weapons besides the regular gun. The grenades are fun, but sometimes the delay in tossing more than one makes it feel like doing combos, as the trailer suggests, doesn't quite work out? It still works. It's just that this game can be so fast-paced that you'd expect to be able to toss out all four grenades in a pinch.
The visuals are cool. The SFX are pleasing. The game itself though.. It's good to pick up once in a while.
It needs more boss types, sadly.
I doubt I'll pick it up after they add achievements since I've never been one for hunting them too much, unlike in the game Bastion, where the narrator will often reward you for 100%-ing various portions of the game with a new piece of dialogue.
Posted: February 9, 2012
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Like Space Hulk but real-time, more actiony, less horrory tension but with lots and lots of grenadables.
Posted: February 14, 2012
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
This is my new favorite game of all time ever and you should try it. BOOM!
Posted: November 14, 2012
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
5.1 hrs on record
Fun little dual stick shooter with controller support. Random worlds but fairly limited enemies. Grenade based combat works quite well, however you find yourslf hoarding some of the better ones for tough bad guys which makes the normal fighting prominent
Posted: November 25, 2013
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5 of 9 people (56%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
Like some have said this game came to be a ture delight.Its a casual play and set too retro gfx and tunes,its a blast to play and to relax and grind out too :) The vids on this game dont do it justice.So give it a go and im sure you will enjoy this cute and fun shooter!
Posted: January 25
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5 of 9 people (56%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
- Gets boring fast (not much content)
-Has had no updates in forever and it seems the dev has completely ignored

Bottom line what you do in this game is shoot enemies and blow them up with a few different types of grenades while trying to beat a timer (if in easy mode)

If this was a dollar and your type of game I'd say go for it. Paying 10 dollars for this game is not close to its value. You can hundreds of games for under 5 dollars on steam that are far more unique and get updates and much more content. I cannot reccomend this.
Posted: February 22
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5 of 10 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
This game is great. Completely underated in my opinion. It has everything you need for a good arcade game: Top-down perspective, guns, and explosions. You know what else has explosions? America. You know what rhymes with America? Pineapple Smash Crew. Buy this to support America.
Posted: December 28, 2013
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