Vlambeer's SUPER CRATE BOX is coming to bring back the glory of the golden arcade age, when all that really mattered was getting on that high score list. Grab your baseball cap and loosen your pants, it's time to fight endless hordes of enemies and collect every weapon crate you can.
User reviews:
Recent:
Very Positive (56 reviews) - 83% of the 56 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overall:
Very Positive (6,012 reviews) - 90% of the 6,012 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Aug 29, 2012

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“I would estimate that it's slightly less addictive than crack cocaine.”
Destructoid

“You know condensed milk? Super Crate Box is like that, only with fun instead of milk.”
Rock, Paper, Shotgun

“Elegant, explosive, and truly unmissable.”
9/10 – EDGE Online

About This Game

Vlambeer's SUPER CRATE BOX is coming to bring back the glory of the golden arcade age, when all that really mattered was getting on that high score list. Grab your baseball cap and loosen your pants, it's time to fight endless hordes of enemies and collect every weapon crate you can. Prepare for an arcade delight with tight controls, refreshing game mechanics, cracking retro art and a terribly hip chiptune soundtrack.

System Requirements

    Minimum:

    • OS:Windows XP
    • Processor:1.2 Ghz
    • Memory:512 MB RAM
    • DirectX®:8.0
    • Hard Drive:100 MB HD space

    Recommended:

    • OS:Windows XP, Vista or 7
    • Processor:2.2 Ghz
    • Memory:512 MB RAM
    • DirectX®:8.0
    • Hard Drive:100 MB HD space
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Recent:
Very Positive (56 reviews)
Overall:
Very Positive (6,012 reviews)
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Tsubasaa~
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
Product received for free
Very fun and challenging! If you like games like Mario and platformer games I would recommend this to you.
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Ren
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
Super Crash Box
Controller support only sometimes
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Devenator
( 22.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
WHATS IN THE BOX!!??!?!?!??!
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YRMYJA$KA
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
It's ok...
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Poop
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
Product received for free
great game PLAY IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11
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Frosty
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
Easy to get into
Hard to master
10/10
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Addman
( 12.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
Product received for free
Great little timekiller. It's free as well, so you should give it a go.
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SS1GravyBoat
( 4.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
Pretty fun game :D
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NARWAL5000
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
best game ever
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CDOverdrive
( 2.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 21
One of the first games i ever played on steam. Won't be the last. PLS UPDATE!
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The Sir
( 2.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 21
Very intertaining quick game. Hop on whenever bored, play for a little bit, hop off again. less than 1 minute download easy to load.
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khoa64gaming60fps
( 1.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 21
Does it support controlllers since it is a platformer?
Platformers really need to support controlllers
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PYRASMUS!
( 2.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 20
Product received for free
Easy to learn and impossible to master, this game is for the guy who wants to revisit the old just-plug-in-and-play days.
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Saftig Pingvin
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 20
ja kopiera detta spel
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spüükktrippi
( 18.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 20
Absolute masterpiece.




Oh except for dual pistols who the ♥♥♥♥ thought that would be a good idea you ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ bafoons.
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Chumsworth
( 1.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 19
Fun little shmup, gets a little repetitive after a while though.
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[Poopet Kitty] kat_kun937
( 7.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 19
Took me 6 hours to realize that I was supposed to collect crates.

10/10
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chyatt6385
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 18
Product received for free
The game looks really chunky, so if you're into fancy artwork, you might want to pass this one up. I didn't have any technical issues with the game, playing on Win 10 with a Logitech wired gamepad.

I found that even playing the tutorial was challenging, especially when every time you pick up a crate your weapon changes. The shotgun was probably the worst weapon - VERY short range. The machine gun has kickback to it, so beware.

My biggest issue with this game was myself - too accustomed to playing Mario Bros.-style, where you can jump on the enemy and kill it that way. Must overcome that reflex . . .

It's free. What's not to like?
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LinkOoT01
( 8.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 18
I love it! But then you have the disc gun... haha lol
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daisypants
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 17
Product received for free
fun little game for free, but it crashed twice the two times i played so i duno. if you want a few minutes of entertainment then go for it
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
20.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 2
This game gets more playtime than most games I have......

"No but really, just one more round!.... *dies* Okay, I swear THIS is the last round!"
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 10
Personally I have many days in this game and I would absolutely recomend it, after years of playing you begin to realise that life isn't really worth living anymore. Take that knife next you (cause I don't know about you but I keep a sharpened blade next to my bed) and stab it into your neck. Well done you have passed the test of life, oh ♥♥♥♥ you're dead, whoops.

#toomanyyearsinthisgamemademekillmyselfdon'tdoityourself

I would more time in this game but I need at least 5 minutes to write a review
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 18
Product received for free
The game looks really chunky, so if you're into fancy artwork, you might want to pass this one up. I didn't have any technical issues with the game, playing on Win 10 with a Logitech wired gamepad.

I found that even playing the tutorial was challenging, especially when every time you pick up a crate your weapon changes. The shotgun was probably the worst weapon - VERY short range. The machine gun has kickback to it, so beware.

My biggest issue with this game was myself - too accustomed to playing Mario Bros.-style, where you can jump on the enemy and kill it that way. Must overcome that reflex . . .

It's free. What's not to like?
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 18
I love it! But then you have the disc gun... haha lol
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 90 days
5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 16
is fun. i am the likes it. 10/10 would meme again. i have cronic depression.
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
Recommended
14.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 22
100% free. And fun.
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 13
Fokin bestest gaem
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 180 days
25 of 35 people (71%) found this review helpful
37 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 23
first: download game

second: get mad after getting 3 then dying

third: play for another hour

fourth: get a mental illness

fith: go to school. find a box. find a 1st grader. stuff the 1st grader in the box. get suspended. go home. play suyper crate box

sixth: call for help
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13 of 19 people (68%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 23
You remember how in Red Dwarf there was that drug that you could get addicted to by looking at it? Well I am starting to think that Vlambear is putting that in their games, and speaking of addictive substances from Red Dwarf, this game is better than life.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 21
This game has no remorse on how you feel. That's a good thing.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 15
Overall, Super Crate Box is a pretty cool free game. Just buy it.
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11 of 21 people (52%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 20
I really wish I could play this game, but it constantly crashes on Windows 8.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
589 of 741 people (79%) found this review helpful
805 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 2, 2015
It's like Call of Duty but with better graphics.
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289 of 349 people (83%) found this review helpful
215 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 14, 2014
Whoever invented the disc gun is a terrible person.
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318 of 398 people (80%) found this review helpful
15 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 17, 2014
It's a CRATE game!










pls dont kill me.
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133 of 154 people (86%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 5, 2013
I don't know what I was thinking when I bought this game."oh it might be a stupid free to play". but I was wrong. dead. wrong. This game is hard as heck. I love it. It's like a platformer . Old school gamers should feel right at home in this shooter-platformer
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109 of 123 people (89%) found this review helpful
123 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 27, 2014
Get this game. It is worth all of the 12 seconds of download, 3 seconds of installation, and hours of time-wasting it has to offer. Especially since it's free. If you don't get this, all the children you didn't have will weep, and their tears will forever salt the fields you plow. You shall never again taste the rewards of victory, and your sheep will cry in fear.

Get this game.

Your non-children need this.

Your sheep need this.

You need this.
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183 of 236 people (78%) found this review helpful
143 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 31, 2014
9/10

-1 for the disc gun.
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84 of 95 people (88%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 16, 2014
Super Crate Box is a 2D run and gun arcade platformer. If that is tough to digest, the game is played in a single screen. The point is to get crates. Once you get a crate, a new one spawns. Inside each crate is a random weapon that you've unlocked. Why do you get crates? To unlock new weapons, characters and levels to play on. There are only three levels, but I'm happy with that. The first level feels so good to play on that you almost don't need the other two.

Enemies drop from a hole in the ceiling of the level. Standard left and right moving enemies, when they get to the edge they fall off to the next one. There are bigger versions of the standard enemies that take twice as much damage. Finally, there are hovering skull enemies that bounce around. Its a nice simple variety that still adds challenge. Since the enemies work their way to the bottom, there is a fire pit. If the enemies reach the fire pits, they come back red, angry and twice the speed! In a way it feels like the original Mario Bros. arcade game. One screen levels, and enemies that get angry, doubling their speed.

The major difference is the guns. Each gun has unlimited ammo and feels fun to use, with their own pro and con. Dual pistols will shoot left and right simultaneously, but do 1 bit of damage. The revolver shoots one bullet at a time, but does double damage. The machine gun shoots straight forward very quickly, but pushes you back. The flamethrower will effectively light platforms and enemies on fire, but if you stand in the fire, you can't jump. The katana has short range, but does a lot of damage and sends big enemies the other way. The shotgun has short range, but sends out a big blast of randomized bullets. The bazooka fires rockets that are slow to reload, but they do a lot of damage in a radius. Grenade launchers do the same thing, but they reload faster and arc when you shoot them. Mines take a while to arm themselves and can only drop straight down, but do the same big radius damage as rockets and grenades. Lasers take a long time to fire once you pull the trigger, but go through everything. The disc gun bounces off the first wall it hits and goes through enemies, but it will also kill you.

You can only carry one weapon, so when you get a crate, its a different weapon. Some weapons are better than others, so there is a dynamic of not getting a crate to use a good weapon to kill a screen full of enemies vs just getting the next crate.

You will unlock new characters, but they all play the same. They just different. The game will give you a random character when you play. One hit will kill you, but that's the balance. Guns vs swarms of enemies. With every death, the game will tell you what you've unlocked, how many more crates you need and send you right back in as if nothing happened. The whole thing takes a second or less. If the game gets too easy for you on normal mode, there is a hard mode.

The game keeps track of your high score in crates, but there are no points awarded. Hopefully there will be a more complete sequel with support for co-op and points, but that is in no way a complaint for this great FREE arcade game. In all, its a fun free game. If it came out in the 80s, Super Crate Box would have made millions of dollars in quarters. Not just that, but this free little game is enough to make me want to play other games from the developer.
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