Assault Android Cactus is an intense arcade style twin stick shooter - pick from one of nine unique synthetic heroines and blast your way through overwhelming robots hordes to save the ship from its own workforce. Supports single player and local co-op game modes.
User reviews:
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Very Positive (43 reviews) - 97% of the 43 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (768 reviews) - 96% of the 768 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Sep 23, 2015

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October 23

23.10.16 Update



Changes and Improvements
  • Daily Drive highscores have been migrated to Steam from the third party service we were using in the past. This is a backend change meant to work the same way as before but a side effect is an increase in responsiveness and being less prone to failing to save scores.
  • Daily Drive now includes a Time Bonus like the Campaign levels to make the leaderboards more competitive.
  • The Daily Drive now shows the date of the Drive you are about to play on the menu
  • Final Boss Medulla has had hitpoint tuning intended to make specific phases slightly faster / easier. If you have struggled with Medulla's fight in the past, please try again now!
  • With Pro Mode enabled (S+ Indicator or Auto-Restart) the Stage Clear screen will now display seconds with two decimal places of precision
  • When Auto Restart is enabled, the in-game S+ Indicator turns purple
  • Some older scores on Vespula, Venom and Medulla have been removed for no longer being possible to obtain with current scoring rules

Fixes
  • Fixed shadow projection issues on Zone 4 Boss Venom stage
  • Improved/consistant lighting on the background Genki Star in all Zone 4 levels
  • Fixed the transition effect at the end of the Final Boss Medulla fight to slide under particles/effects as intended
  • Fixed mouse controls not correctly driving volume sliders on Main Menu
  • Main Menu Leaderboards now have navigation sound effects
  • Esc key now backs out of Leaderboards in Main Menu (consistent with other menus)

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October 4

04.10.16 Update



Changes
  • mapped Q and Z to movement to better handle some European keyboard layouts
  • brightened the energy tether on Fetcher Fidos and Justice's Grapple Balls and tinted the player blue when attached for increased visibility
  • Improved look of Rocket trails on Lemon's Rocket Launcher
  • Added more movement to Lemon's ponytail in-game

Fixes
  • Fixed rare case where a framerate stutter or other large time step would cause Titan's to be unresponsive after spawning
  • Fixed issue where music would play during the pause menu if the game was paused before the level music started
  • Fixed issue where the grid of the Aethersphere would remain black instead of purple
  • Stage Select scoreboards now show the correct leaderboard for the number of players
  • Corrected discrepancies and interpolation of high score comparisons at the end of stages
  • Fixed a few places where cultural formatting (based on language) wasn't applied
  • Corrected minor hair clipping occurring on Cactus and Lemon's stage entry animations
  • Fixed issue where enemy lasers could appear wrong for a frame on initialisation
  • Fixed issue where Liquorice's Vorpal Blade range indicator would appear for one frame
  • Tutorial markers follow target visual position for smoother results at very high framerates
  • Characters slightly clipping through the floor no longer display floor silhouettes

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Reviews

“Chaotic, polished, packed with variety and effortlessly charming”
8.8 / 10 – IGN

“Please play Assault Android Cactus”
11 / 10 – Midnight Resistance

“The most remarkable twin-stick shooter of all time”
10 / 10 – Save Continue

About This Game

When you're running on battery, make every second count!

Assault Android Cactus is an arcade style twin stick shooter set in a vivid sci fi universe. Junior Constable Cactus is outside her pay grade when she responds to a distress call and ends up stranded on a crippled space freighter under attack by its own robot workers.

Utilising a draining battery mechanic in place of lives, Assault Android Cactus challenges you to think fast and keep the bullets flying, blending the gameplay of western styled arena shooters with aspects of Japanese style bullet hell as you charge head first through transforming stages, massive boss battles and an eclectic cast of characters on the way to saving the day.

Key Features
  • 9 playable androids, each with a distinct play style and personality
  • 25 stage campaign spread across five areas of the ship, face down giant bosses, earn characters and uncover the story of the Genki Star
  • Dive into the Infinity Drive to test your skill and endurance or challenge the Daily Drive to pit your wits against the community
  • Supports keyboard or joypad and 1 to 4 players with local co-op
  • Unlock game modifying EX options, Codex entries, artwork and more for wrecking robots

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD 4000
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Core i5
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia Geforce GTX 460 or AMD Radeon HD6850
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Lion
    • Processor: Intel Dual Core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD 4000
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Mountain Lion
    • Processor: Intel Quad Core
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 5870
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 or Equivalent
    • Processor: Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD 4000
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • Processor: Core i5
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 460
    • Storage: 2 GB available space

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