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Race, Ram & Blast! Pressure is a unique combination of breakneck racing-action and arcade styled shoot’em up in a steampunk world filled with crazy characters and funky humor. As Morgan jumps into the river to take a refreshing bath, he lands hard and dusty: The river has vanished!
Release Date: Mar 26, 2013
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April 1st, 2014

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“Pressure is meant to entertain, and believe us when we say it does. It's like an old 2D shooter evolved, with fun gameplay and an addictive multiplayer.”
Vandal Online

“Pressure is fun. That’s why we get back to it from time to time. It’s not designed to keep you going for hours, it’s more suitable for a quick round during your lunch break.”
GamingXP

“Pressure has become a small but entertaining game, that brings you back to the good old years that you spent in the arcade halls. The gameplay is simple and fast-paced, and thanks to the steampunk graphics it's also enjoyable to watch.”
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Race, Ram & Blast!

Pressure is a unique combination of breakneck racing-action and arcade styled shoot’em up in a steampunk world filled with crazy characters and funky humor.


As Morgan jumps into the river to take a refreshing bath, he lands hard and dusty: The river has vanished! It’s time to start up your steambuggy and pull the plug on this maniac water thief, Count Soap II. Stop his evil plans to erect his gigantic “uber-spa”!

Key Features

  • Race through three vibrant worlds with over 30 levels
  • Double the fun: with online & local, cooperative multiplayer-mode
  • Upgrade your steambuggy with over 60 primary-/secondary weapons & extras
  • The “steam-funky” soundtrack rocks your socks off!
  • Prove your skills on three difficulty settings
  • Fight for your bathing water against unique boss enemies
  • Fully animated cutscenes
  • Leaderboards and achievements

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows XP SP2
    • Processor:Intel/AMD Dual Core @ 2.2 GHz
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:ATI/Nvidia dedicated graphicscard with 256 MB Vram and Shadermodel 3.0 support. Newer integrated graphics-chipsets should work, but are not recommended.
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:700 MB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX® compatible soundcard
    • Additional:Game controller (Xbox 360® Controller for Windows recommended)
    Recommended:
    • OS:Windows Vista / Windows 7
    • Processor:Intel/AMD Dual Core @ 2.6 GHz
    • Memory:4 GB RAM
    • Graphics:ATI/Nvidia dedicated graphicscard with 512 MB Vram and Shadermodel 3.0 support. ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series and NVIDIA Geforce GTX260 and higher
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Sound:DirectX® compatible soundcard
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    • Additional:Game controller (Xbox 360® Controller for Windows recommended)
Helpful customer reviews
33 of 41 people (80%) found this review helpful
678 products in account
16 reviews
3.0 hrs on record
☺ Easy to play.
☺ Local co-op.
☺ Suitable for most ages.

☹ Short.
☹ Difficulty spikes.

Pressure can be summed up rather easily, short and sweet. The gameplay is a cross between a racer and shoot em up where you control a steam powered buggy and have to contend with a variety of enemies as you try to make it to the finish line without running out of steam...literally, if you dordle or allow one too many enemies to escape you'll not have enough pressure to keep your buggy going and grind to a halt.

After a race you have the option to spend any coins collected to upgrade your buggy with a variety of weapons, tools, rams and a beefier buggy and while it doesn't really change how the game plays, the upgrades are very much required to progress and even on Normal Difficulty, you may hit some challenging spikes in difficulty. This isn't helped by seemingly being unable to redo won races during the campaign to collect more coins for upgrades - at one stage, I had to sell all previous unlocks in order to buy the parts needed to give me a fighting chance.

Levels are largely similar, hold accelerate and fire and hurtle towards the finish line, boosting when available. Of special note are the few 'boss' levels which I found very enjoyable and changed up the pace of things enough to keep the game engaging.

The presentation is lovely and the couple of cutscenes are humorous. It controlled well with an XBox Controller and was certainly playable, though slightly clunky with keyboard controls and the entire game can be played in local co-op and although Online Multiplayer is an option, at the time of playing there were no servers available.

Pressure is rather enjoyable but very short, crossing the finish line at around three hours to clear the campaign races. It's certainly hard to recommend this game at full price as a result of this, but what's on offer is well polished and fun - if you want a game to play with your kids and you happen to see this game on offer, I'd say give it a go!
Posted: April 5th, 2014
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21 of 30 people (70%) found this review helpful
1,508 products in account
41 reviews
1.8 hrs on record
This basic control/gameplay concept should never have made it out of the prototype phase. You can only shoot in the direction your car is facing, which means you can either drive where you want or shoot where you need to—never both.

As you are constantly being attacked by enemies pulling alongside you, the experience of the game is one of irritation as you are forced to point your vehicle every which way but where the road turns, swerving left and right like a drunken lunatic forever waving at flies.

Pressure doesn't challenge you; it harrasses you. This is simply the least amount of fun I've ever had driving a car mounted with a machine gun.
Posted: April 3rd, 2014
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14 of 19 people (74%) found this review helpful
839 products in account
391 reviews
3.4 hrs on record
Pressure is a small but entertaining game, that brings you back to the good old years that you spent in the arcade halls. The gameplay is simple and fast-paced, and thanks to the steampunk graphics it's also enjoyable to watch. The levels are short, so you can take a break whenever you want. The game is a bit short in length overall, but still you can have a lot of fun in your big journey for water.Pressure is fun. It’s not designed to keep you going for hours, it’s more suitable for a quick round during your lunch break. The witty story, its decent sound and graphics and the fact that it’s simply to pick up compensate for the lack of variety in gameplay.Pressure is meant to entertain, and believe me when I say it does.Even if it's for a little while.
Posted: April 13th, 2014
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
406 products in account
125 reviews
1.8 hrs on record
Simple and interesting arcade racing. Cool upgrades, lots of weapons and enemies.
Posted: April 22nd, 2014
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
34 products in account
26 reviews
1.6 hrs on record
Nice little game for short gaming sessions every now and then. Reminds me of the old days, pure arcade fun. Good controls and a solid gameplay with great boss fights. Perfect game if you want to blow off some steam.
Posted: July 1st, 2014
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34 of 37 people (92%) found this review helpful
844 products in account
4 reviews
2.7 hrs on record
Nice little game for short gaming sessions now and then. It's plain and simple fun and great if you want to blow off some steam. I really like the buggy upgrade system and co-op is a lot of fun. Give it a try :)
Posted: December 2nd, 2013
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