Wryn is a girl with a big arsenal and big dreams -- she wants to be the ultimate videogame hero! Help her take down the Greatest Heroes of All Time in an action-packed bid to claim the title for herself and show the world what a true hero looks like!
User reviews: Very Positive (845 reviews)
Release Date: Jul 3, 2013

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"Behind the cutesy visuals lies a fast paced action game that combines bullet hell mayhem with acrobatic platforming. Best of Indies 2013, see link."
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"Insanely fun."
Penny Arcade

"If you have a pulse, if even a fraction of your heart is occupied by videogames, you must play Bleed."
The XBLIG

"There’s so many clever ideas at play here that it’s amazing they could keep them all so balanced."
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About This Game

Wryn is a girl with a big arsenal and big dreams -- she wants to be the ultimate videogame hero! Help her take down the Greatest Heroes of All Time in an action-packed bid to claim the title for herself and show the world what a true hero looks like!

Bleed is an action-platformer focused on stylish, acrobatic dodging and fluid, challenging gameplay. There's no filler -- just you and your skills against seven levels of enemies, obstacles, breakneck set-pieces and inventive bosses!

Key Features:

  • -Unique control scheme enabling crazy fast action
  • 7 levels packed with multiple set-pieces and bosses
  • 4 difficulty levels that remix enemy placement and boss patterns
  • 2-player local co-op for all modes (requires at least one gamepad)
  • 3 unlockable characters with their own gameplay twists
  • Survive the entire game on one life in Arcade Mode
  • Select and battle up to three bosses at once in Challenge Mode

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows XP (or later)
    • Processor:2.0 Ghz dual core
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:256 MB video card (XNA 4.0 compatible, Shader Model 2.0 or higher)
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:350 MB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX-compatible sound card
    • Additional:Xbox 360 controller officially supported
    Recommended:
    • Additional:Xbox 360 controller officially supported
    Minimum:
    • OS:OS X 10.6.8
    • Processor:3Ghz Intel Core i3
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:256 MB video card, Shader Model 2.0
    • Hard Drive:350 MB HD space
    • Additional:Xbox 360 controller officially supported (requires a third-party driver)
    Recommended:
    • Additional:Xbox 360 controller officially supported (requires a third-party driver)
Helpful customer reviews
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 9
Very awesome retro style shoot-em-up side-scroller. Can be very difficult, especially without a controller, but Easy mode is very forgiving plus there's auto-save checkpoints regularly that restore your health to full with infinite lives. You can also clear through the levels on Easy and Normal to unlock new weapons and upgrades that make tackling levels on harder difficulties a lot easier. A bit short on levels, but there's plenty of replayability. Highly recommended, if you're a retro fan 10/10!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 6
So after playing the first few levels, felt I had to say how great this game is. This game is essentially a mix of; Scott Pilgrim, kill bill, and Mega Man. The game play is very fast paced, dificult, and a ♥♥♥♥ tone of fun. The artstyle is cute with a nice 8 bit style to it, the music is wonderful, and the character is likeable right from the start. Not to mention that everytime you die (which will be a few times) she says something cute and upllfting before respawning. This game does so much right, and I've never played a game with such a usefull tightly implamented bullet-time mechanism. I strongly Recomend this game.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 17
Very fun, but disappointingly short if played on Normal difficulty. There's some replayability on more challenging difficulties, if you're into that. Regardless, gameplay is very fun. Something like a mix of Megaman and Contra. Humor is laced throughout this game, and makes it even more fun.

Sequel confirmed!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 18
WOW this game is hard. So much fun though!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 23
Much like dungeons of dredmor, this game is worth way more than what they are charging. The gameplay is enjoyable, the story is... reasonable, and it has 2 of my favorite features: Infinite ammo, and multiple jumps. "Should I buy it?" Yes. Yes you should. Besides, even if you somehow don't like it (IMPOSSIBRU!), it IS only 5$ :P
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
As hard as it was to beat this was a lot of fun, i liked the meta-humor and the overall gameplay. Hopefully someday they'll release it for handhelds.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
15.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
Take Megaman, add a little Touhou sauce, and put it in the Viewtiful Joe oven. Now you got yourself a good serving of Bleed.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
"Got the S-Rank! Now to finish this lev-
{Gets hit right before finishing the level}
...FUUUUUUUUUUUU-"

-Every gamer, when playing this game at least once.

10/10 Would rage again.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 22
My favorite color is purple. Most of this game is purple

-11/10
Also good platforming and shooting and stuff...but mostly the purple thing.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 12
It's No More Heroes but as a sidescroller and with a charismatic protagonist.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
9.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
Great game, played it only on the very hard mode, finished it and I wish there was more! One of the best platform games I've ever played
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 9
Very fun too play just start the game a start YOU'R MASIVE KILLING
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 28
Game seems like it could be fun but it is HARD. I honestly have never found a game difficult enough to prevent me from enjoying it, but even on normal difficulty it's quite a slog. No way to regain health and checkpoints are few and far between. Maybe there's something fundemental I'm missing but if so the game needs to do a better job with its (very scanty) tutorial.
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 26
Its Okay 15/10 -IGN
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0 of 10 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 13
The control scheme feels like something out of an AVGN episode. You glide, bounce and slip all over the place. That's really not good in a Bullet Hell game.
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0.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 26
Oh, wow! One of the best twin stick shooters I've seen. Great art style, awesome feeling, very responsive controls. Highly recommended! And at 4.99 euros, it's a steal! If you have a twin stick controller, you MUST buy this game.
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0.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 27
Great game very difficult Great sound track 7/10
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2.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 28
Fun fast paced shooter. It isn't a long one, can be completed in a couple of hours tops.
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3.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 27
One of my favorite games on the XBox 360 was John Woo's Stranglehold, my older brother took the console with him when he moved out, and I'm pretty dissapointed when Stranglehold is not available on Steam. I find this to be fun cheaper alternative, with the intense joystick gunplay, slow mo mechanic, but to me my favorite assest of the gameplay is the tight and terrific triple jump, with combined with the slow mo and walljumping makes dodging almost as fun as the shooting.

It's a pretty simple game, however full of personality from a fun main character; Wyrn, who has fun one-liners. It's a very self-aware meta game. Each level I played so far each have intersting and unique obstacles to give variety and engagment.

This is a short game, though I'm not finished the game because I like speedrunning along getting S-Ranks, and grinding to get better stats, so I'm taking my time with the game. If you enjoy Practice gameplay. There's four mode of difficulties, so I'm sure anyone can play easy mode and breeze through the game, however I'm not sure the amount content in the game would be enough for most people, I bought this on a sale, and it's one of the best purchases I got from Steam, though 5 bucks is not that much anyway.

I have a few problems with the game, no health packs at all, which it's a bit unfair, your expected to beat the game without dying, I think more than one death lower your score. Though once your max your stats, I'm sure it won't be that difficult, at least on Normal. Also really only Katana feels like a secondary weapon that's useful, I feel the twin pistols is much better than the shotgun and rocket launcher, so I suggest just buy more health and energy upgrades.
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47 of 52 people (90%) found this review helpful
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 22
This game is sweet!

Some might ask: Is the game as awesome as the trailer wants us to believe? Yes, every bit of it, BUT it's one of the shortest games I have ever played. To me, it is satisfying enough to maintain a decent replay value. On normal difficulty I would say that you might need an hour to finish the game from the beginning to the end. This game has rather poor animations and colour depth, but a nice retro soundtrack and excellent gameplay. If you need a challenge willing to revisit the game on it's hardest difficulty, then the sweet gameplay is all you need. If you're not the kind of person who enjoys playing the same levels multiple times, then you probably should stay away from it.

This sidescrolling action platformer contains only seven short levels with a lot of mini bosses and of course an end boss in each level. The bosses are this game's highlights. In fact, you will spend more time fighting them than fighting through the levels. None of the difficulty settings are really hard and you probably will not be frustrated at all when playing the story mode, because of its MANY check/spawn points. On the other hand you will unlock the challenging arcade mode after you completed the game once.
In order to achieve 100% completion you have to beat the arcade mode on the hardest difficulty level, which is one of the most difficult tasks I have ever encountered. The game itself has an extremely stylish gameplay. There are no excuses to hide behind. Just you, the game and a 100% skill. I played it using a gamepad and have to say that there's nothing to complain about the controls. It is responsive, fast and it makes you feel like a blockbuster hero.
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