Super Time Force Ultra is an insane platformer filled with robots and dinosaurs and fun and time travel... sometimes all at the same time!
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Mostly Positive (34 reviews) - 76% of the 34 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Very Positive (581 reviews) - 89% of the 581 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Aug 25, 2014

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“Probably the dumbest smart shooter I've ever played.”
85 – Polygon

“You'll love the playful ways this game uses its crazy cast of characters, its retro graphics and music, and its totally absurd plot.”
9/10 – Famitsu

“Super Time Force is a satisfying run-and-gun game made even better with a fun (and funny!) take on time travel.”
90 – Destructoid

About This Game

Super Time Force Ultra is an action-packed platformer with a time-travelling twist! You’re in control of time itself, bending and stretching it to your advantage on the battlefield. Rewind time and choose when to jump back into the action, teaming-up with your past selves in a unique single-player co-op experience! Take control of up to 19 unique characters, and battle across 6 different time periods, from the long-ago past to the far-away future.

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows XP or later
    • Processor: Core 2 Duo or better
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • OS: Windows 7 or later
    • Processor: Core i3 or better
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • OS: 10.7 or later
    • Processor: Core 2 Duo or better
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • OS: 10.11
    • Processor: Core i3 or better
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04
    • Processor: Core 2 Duo or better
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04
    • Processor: Core i3 or better
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
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Vicious Beast
0.5 hrs
Posted: August 28
Somehow they managed to make the game less fun by adding time travel. This is the first time I've ever seen that happen. This game lets you brute force your problems with up to 30 simultaneous selves... imagine, for a level to actually be a challenge you have to even think about, it has to be so hard you fail at it after playing it 30 times. To make things worse, the enemies so far that I've encountered which require multiple selves to defeat are not puzzles at all, no, they merely have so much health that you run out of time when trying to kill them with only one self.
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Don Piano
2.9 hrs
Posted: August 28
This game looks fantastic. Although the rewind mechanic is obnoxious... Having a set amount of time to complete a level is fine, but why have an option to rewind to the start when you can simply restart the level? I would have liked it 1000% more if it wasn't one hit deaths(can feel cheap at times when exloding barrels can kill you, which to me doesn't suit this type of game), and if the rewind mechanic was more of a powerup and had a maximum effective range, instead of being able to rewind indefinitely until you realize the clock is so low on time that you might as well restart the level anyways. See what the gameplay is like for yourself before you buy it(or buy Metal Slug instead :3)
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7.5 hrs
Posted: August 27
Literally made me sweat.
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6.2 hrs
Posted: August 26
It's Contra with multiple characters...with the KONAMI CODE BURNED-IN via a TIME CONTROL mechanic!

Like Contra, 1 Hit kills are a thing* (watch our for projectiles!), but you have 30** lives of course...or rather, 30** spacetime respawns in which you can rewind time and spawn at any point before the seconds of your previous death including all the way up to the start of the level. Genius!

Let the Contra Time Cop Adventure Time begin!

*If you manage to save your previous character from being killed and frob their time stamp you can take 2 hits before death (meanwhile gaining their powers)
**Can be increased by collectables mid-mission
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3.9 hrs
Posted: August 26
This game takes a fun mechanic and does a great job exploring it. The time traveling adds a lot of fun chaos, as well as a neat puzzle approach to combat. I appreciated the humor and the length of the game. It only took me 3 hours to play through the initial story, and I plan on playing hardcore mode and trying to 100% this game in the future.
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The Ice Cube
0.5 hrs
Posted: August 26
Product received for free
Honestly, the only reason I actually wanted to try this game was because it kind of looked like Broforce. And it kind of plays like it, but it's very confusing and it takes time to get used to the controls.

Anyway, Super Time Force Ultra is a 2D action platformer game about time traveling and stuff. A professor has invented time traveling and almost immedietly alien robots have invaded earth and ruined everything. Then the future version of the professor traveled back in time to explain the present time professor what happened and then he explains that he and 3 other people need to use time travel to kill all the alien robots and make Earth great again.
The story is... Fine, I guess? I don't really have anything bad to say about it.

Moving to gameplay, the gameplay is really focused on using a controller, and it's frustrating. The description for this game didn't mention any recommendations for using a controller, and even booting up the game doesn't say something like that, so I didn't think I'd need to use one. But as soon as you enter the tutorial level you can realize that playing with a controller is better, because even the holograms in the level that tell you what keys to press have buttons from an Xbox controller, and the default key mapping for keyboards is pretty bad as well. (You can use a mouse to fire, which isn't bad, but you also have the option to use Enter. Not Z or anything that'd make sense, but Enter. *sigh*)
After you figure out what controls to press and how to look to aim to specific directions with you weapon and walk at the same time, you are introduced to the Time Out mechanic, which lets you travel back in time to a certain point of the level and use a different person while the person you used before mimics everything you did with him up until you used the Time Out mechanic. You can use it for saving your teammate (or yourself, you control every character in your team after all) and then you absorb them and use them as a human shield and also steal their ability. Disgusting.

There are 4 characters you can play as (or at least that's how many I had before I raged at the game and started writing this really long and boring review), each one having their own weapon and special ability. There's a guy that shoots a gun and his ability is to shoot lots of bullets in 3 directions, a girl with a sniper who has the special ability of using a really strong bullet that goes through walls (it obviously disappears when it's off screen though), a guy with a shield that can block bullets with it, punch people with it, and has the special ability of creating a "shield orb", which is just a small circle that blocks bullets, and Jef. With one F. He has a rocket launcher, and since it's already pretty strong I kind of forgot to check his special ability, but it probably just makes the rocket stronger or something.

Fun fact, the rockets from Jef's launcher actually just act as grenades. They don't explode immedietly when they hit a wall or the surface, which is kind of weird, since his weapon is even called a rocket launcher.

Even when I thought that I got the hang of the controls, when I actually started playing I realized I was really, really wrong. It's really hard to play with a keyboard, and it doesn't help at all that my Dualshock 4 is currently not working and I can't even try the game out with it. Using the Time Out mechanic is probably the most confusing part of the gameplay, and every time I tried to use it it took me at least 5-10 seconds to finally respawn as a different character.

Finally, the game has a lot of cutscenes and dialogue, and it's really annoying that I can't play at least 5 minutes without someone telling me something.

I'll finish this review with a few good things about the game- I like the music, and while the writing isn't the best (a character literally uses "kthanksbye" in a sentece), I like the humour, and it has bad puns (and I am a big fan of bad puns).

I can't exactly give it a score since I barely played this game half an hour, and I also didn't exactly play since most of the time I was trying to figure out what button I need to press, but I'd recommend trying to play the game with a controller. I really think it would make the experience much better, and if this game is still not that great with a controller, then I guess most of this review was pointless (I was talking a lot about controls, wasn't I? (^: ).

Oh, and yes, I do realize I can't exactly complain about the game because I got it for free, but I really had to. I'm sorry.
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14.8 hrs
Posted: August 24
Product received for free
This game is one of the most fun and inventive platformers I have ever played. The mechanic of having multiple time streams ended up being so different to what I was used to that I didnt really understand how to use it until the first boss. I got this game in a humble bundle I payed $5 for, but I would definately reccomend picking it up evan at full retail.
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Head Trauma
8.7 hrs
Posted: August 24
10/10 would travel back in time and buy again.
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0.3 hrs
Posted: August 23
Really great idea and presentation, but the gameplay seems to be geared around having a controller. I didn't get very far with a keyboard only. Even the tutorial references the 'X' button on a controller!

I'm not recommending this because at no point on this page or in the game does it say a controller is recommended (unlike other games such as Super Meat Boy). If the devs change this I'll update this review, but at the moment, it's not a fun game with just a keyboard.
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Wilhelm Ryan
4.4 hrs
Posted: August 23
Having tons of fun with this game. Everything about it is just really appealing. Lots of variety with your characters (Dolphin Lundgren is by far my favorite), fun levels that are challenging without being unfair and gameplay that really hooks you in to want to come back and replay levels.
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7 of 12 people (58%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
Really great idea and presentation, but the gameplay seems to be geared around having a controller. I didn't get very far with a keyboard only. Even the tutorial references the 'X' button on a controller!

I'm not recommending this because at no point on this page or in the game does it say a controller is recommended (unlike other games such as Super Meat Boy). If the devs change this I'll update this review, but at the moment, it's not a fun game with just a keyboard.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
14.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 24
Product received for free
This game is one of the most fun and inventive platformers I have ever played. The mechanic of having multiple time streams ended up being so different to what I was used to that I didnt really understand how to use it until the first boss. I got this game in a humble bundle I payed $5 for, but I would definately reccomend picking it up evan at full retail.
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13 of 25 people (52%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 19
Ehhhhhhhh...this is a Not Recommended for me, but I could definitely see people liking it for what it is. The gameplay is a pretty neat concept and kinda fun to mess around with, though I found it got tedious faster than I expected.

My main problem is the writing and humor, which feels like Adventure Time fanfiction. Just kind of lame and embarrassing, and there's so, so much of it. Lots of long cutscenes and dialogue. It's not offensively bad, but yeah. I got my fill very quickly.
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305 of 332 people (92%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
9.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 25, 2014
The Super Time Force is here!
After having spent a great deal of time playing this on console, I was more than thrilled to hear an updated version of Super Time Force was making its way to Steam with new playable characters and extra content. Bought to us by the fellows people over at Capybara Games - this once Xbox 360/Xbox One exclusive has finally arrived to grace our PCs. Filled with humorous time-travel tropes and classic side-scrolling action, I was delighted to add this charming little game to my Steam library.

Super Time Force Ultra (aka STFU) brings an innovative twist to the side-scrolling, run n’ gun action shooter genre. One can say it’s a mix between Contra and Braid. The player takes control of the Super Time Force; an ever growing squad of time-traveling military agents with the ability to…well…control time!

While you’ll only be controlling one squad member at a time, you can freeze/rewind time and spawn in as another member of your squad. Doing so will not erase your previous actions; instead you’ll fight alongside your previous character. It only takes one hit to kill you. Rewinding time to prevent a squad member’s death will turn them into a power-up which you can collect. Due to the silly nature of this mechanic, it’s possible to have duplicate characters fighting on the screen at once, which can clutter the screen up a quite bit and make it pretty chaotic, but that's part of fun.

When it comes down to the core of the game, you’ll be using these mechanics to boost your firepower, fix any blunders you’ve made, or experiment around with different moves. Just remember, you’ll be working against the clock; missions are timed, but you can collect extra time, as well as lives, and other collectibles. Upon completing a stage, you are treated to a nice replay of your carnage (from start to finish) in real time. Think of it as what a bystander would see (without all the time powers.) It’s a pretty neat feature.

Characters, Stages, and Enemies
The full roster originally consisted of 16 playable characters, but with the addition of Pyro, Zoey, and Saxton Hale in STFU - the full roster is now boosted to 19. Capy did a fantastic job making each squad member likeable and unique; each has his/her own unique abilities, which consist of a standard attack and a special charged move. New characters are unlocked by rescuing from hilarious predicaments during missions, collecting collectibles, or beating challenge stages.

One of my favorite things about the game is the stage selection – You’ll appreciate this if you’re a fan of Mega Man! After the intro stage, you can choose to tackle whichever stage you want, right off the bat - Mega Man style! Stages are imaginative and diverse. In one stage you’ll find yourself fighting dinosaurs in prehistoric times; in another you’ll be traveling through Atlantis. I absolutely adore the design and liveliness of each level!

Much like the stages, every enemy is themed appropriately to the stage/scenario they are on. Some fly and act as stage hazards, while others fire projectiles or try to get up close and melee you. The bosses are especially well crafted, each having amusing quirks in their design. The boss fights themselves are massive in scale, but in the end, it all comes down to how many squad members you can get on screen to defeat the boss as quickly as possible before time runs out.

Aesthetic and Sound
I’m just going to say it, I’m a sucker for pixel art. Everything I mentioned previously from characters, stages, and bosses are all wonderfully crafted. Even if it’s just sprites, I can tell Capy put a great deal of love and care into creating their assets.

The outstanding soundtrack undoubtedly does the game justice. Starting the game, you are immediately welcomed by a fantastic chiptune track composed by the talented Jason DeGroo. He did a spectacular job and I would recommend checking out the 53-track album if you have the time. Also, the sound FX is spot on and fits the action on screen beautifully.

The Charming Story
If you’re looking for a serious story, you’re in the wrong place. STFU’s story is erratic and makes no sense. Why did we go back to prehistoric times? Well, to save the dinosaurs so they can live alongside us. Why did we go back to medieval times to find the Holy Grail? Well, to save a chain of medieval themed restaurants, of course. It doesn’t take itself seriously and is filled with paradoxes, but I guess that’s what makes STFU so charming and why I absolutely adore it.

Worth the Price?
One playthrough (not counting any of the challenge stages) can take roughly 3-5 hours. That said, it has high replayability - there are secret unlockable, achievements and new modes to play to explore. $15 is the asking price and I’d say it’s worth it for a good time, especially if it’s on sale!

My Final 2 Cents
Honestly, I can’t praise this game enough. Capybara Games did a stellar job bringing this to PC and giving us Steam users some extra love. There are humorous and memorable moments to be had and I guarantee STFU will put a smile on your face.

Highly recommended, ESPECIALLY if you’re an old school gamer looking for a fresh and interesting concept.
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136 of 172 people (79%) found this review helpful
98 people found this review funny
895.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 21, 2014
You guys, I have been caught in infinite time loop and I can't stop playing this game.PLEASE SEND HELP, ITS BEEN 3 MONTHS.
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102 of 136 people (75%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 25, 2014
One thing for sure, I have not played anything liek this before.
Personal score so far 9.5/10

- I created an army of 50-60 me on a single boss fight.
- Game plays really smooth both on keyboard and xbox controller!
- Sound effects are amazing!
- Originality of the game is originallisticlishshly original!
- Thankfully not another 2 hour campaign, there's a little learning curve and a bit of immersion!
- Funny 80's punz that force a grin or two.
- Mission slow-mo replay is awesome, it's almost better than gameplay itself.
- No multiplayer? If there was, it would cause brain damage!

- unfortunately the purchase of this game does not come with real food :(
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61 of 76 people (80%) found this review helpful
16 people found this review funny
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 14, 2015
A crazy co-op game which gets rid of the co-op part.
Well you can co-op with yourself so if you're the type who gets annoyed by other people ... buy it

Developer: Capybara Games
Publisher: Capybara Games
Release Date: 25 August, 2014

STFU! Heh. I’m not telling you to be quiet but STFU is the abbreviation for Super Time Force Ultra a game which managed to make me get hooked from the very start.

Have you ever wanted a co-op game which gets rid of the co op part?
You might probably say ’Bu-But … u iz not makin’ sense! Well relax kiddo and listen.
For some people this might be a dream come true. You can co op and to be honest you’re forced to at nearly all times. Sounds weird doesn’t it?
Well here comes the super fun part of STFU! You have to co op with yourself!
Say whaaaaaaat? That’s right folks. You have the super, awesome yes I want to say even godlike power of controlling time: TIME OUT!

So what does this mean.
Let’s take this quote from the Developer’s Homepage:


...Woah Dude. Mind blown right? Doesn’t this sound just awesome?
And boy the whole game is definitely something else.

There are a ton of characters you can play as, including favorites from TF2 and L4D.
You’ll die in six different time periods. Oh yeah you will die don’t argue with me on that. In fact you will die a lot my friend. Before you you complain or might even end up crying let me quote the developer again:


So quit your whining and go! More firepower equals more fun equals you enjoying this game probably way more than you should!

Let’s make it short right here. Because the story is rather confusing since it involves time travel and to make you understand how time travel works I’d have to go deep into the world of physics and you’d still wouldn’t get it … well I don’t quite get it but it’s possible! At least in STFU!
You’re a scientist, with one eye, yes this is important I’ll get back later to i, in 1987 discovering the theory of time travel. Short after the world turns upside down. Your biggest concern: Can you use time travel to go back in time and save your beloved car? A Toyota?
Right after someone appears. A Guy that looks exactly like you but he lost both of his eyeballs and wears two eye patches! See? Not one but two! It’s your future self! So after a sweet talk you know what you have to do: Saving the Earth!

This is as much as I can spoil the story at the moment because: Time Travel. It would be too confusing.

Fun, crazy, high paced and gorgeous. ‘Nuff said let’s move on!
Guess I have to expand a bit on it right?
Well alright. Crazy would be really the best way to describe the feeling I get by playing it.
There’s no need to decide whether you want to use Shieldy Blockerson, using a Shield as his weapon or Jean Rambois wielding, guess what, a Machine Gun of course! I mean if you fancy both you can use’em at the same time! Sorta. Well if you happen to activate a Time Out and trust you will, you’ll can go ahead and collect your buddy as a power up turning into this nearly indestructible dude or gal … or reptile.

The Pixel Art in this game is fitting and trust me when I’m telling you the game would look horrible if it would have been made in 3D. Not to mention it wouldn’t be fun anymore.
Using Pixel Art for a game like this just boosts the crazy factor.
Not to mention the music, if you can hear it over the sounds of exploding robots and bullet shells flying all over the place, just adds something to the game which let’s you forget time.

Not to mention the dialogues. Oh they’re glorious. Fancy. Crazy and so much more … You just have to fall in love with the Doc of the future. He’s a real man.

I talked about it earlier but the biggest focus of STFU would be the Time Out feature.
You have to use it if someone dies or is about to die. If you want to blow open a gate and you’re not strong enough to do it alone. Just Time Out and go back in time and show, whoever or whatever you want to show it to, who’s boss!
But that’s not all. The real beauty of the game is the, let’s just call it, single player co op.
You’ll have to think on the stats which characters you’re going to use in which way to face certain enemies or situations.
Besides that the game’s crazy, high paced and above all else: Challenging.

I’d like to go as far as to say that this game is similar to Demon’s Souls. Similar as in it will punish you from the very start and throw you into situations where you could end up throwing your controller at your screen.
But then again that’s the beauty of the game. It’s challenging and rewarding. Finishing a level nearly unharmed or so … a good feeling.

Pixel Art is love. Pixel Art is life. STFU is just another example why Pixel Art will, hopefully, never and should never die. It gives games a certain charm on it’s own.

What else can I say?
...Woah dude. Crazy.
Yeah I can’t emphasis the crazy part enough. I mean the game’s gorgeous and looks absolutely fantastic but above all else the game’s stupid and crazy and I love it such much because of it.
The Intro alone got me hooked … I mean … If you read that boy you’ll end up loving the game on the spot. It’s just so good.
To be honest I should have bought the game full price. And not on sale. It seriously deserves every penny.
And a shout out to my dear and annoying friend TimLol aka ScumSol for showing this game to me.
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43 of 49 people (88%) found this review helpful
9.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 1, 2014
I'm writing this before I'm 100% done with the game. Just an FYI.

Super Time Force is one of the best games I've played this year, period. Its so fun. And thats the most important thing, isn't it? Its incredibly fun. The gameplay is solid and introduces a mechanic that improves the action platformer so much that I wouldn't mind seeing a few other games incorperate something like this, because my god is it amazing.

The time travel. Its incredibly fun and satisfying to fly back in time to kill an enemy that killed one of your other teamates, and possibly save his life. You can then absorbe their life and now you're able to take even more hits(One more, to be exact). This doesn't sound like a big deal, but when you see it in action, believe me, its a lot of fun. Another thing this game does very well is it makes the entire team important. There will be situations where your wondering how to solve it, and maybe you'll pull out a teamate you wouldn't really think to use. It just adds so much more to the game and makes it that much more enjoyable.

I'm about halfway through the game and if I was going to make any sort of complaint it would be the story/humor. For one, the humor is just bad in my opinion. Its like the borderlands-esque trying really hard to be funny and it just makes me cringe kind of humor, for that reason the rest of the story is just garbage to me, because its based so much on this terrible sense of humor(in my opinion). It falls flat, and its really a shame because the rest of the game is so amazing.

I suppose gameplay is king here, but if you're gonna try and write funny humor, don't make it so horrible that I'm cringing when I try and read your dialogue.

I don't really do ratings anymore, so I'll say this. I recommend this game at full price, absolutely. Especially if your into the kind of humor the game produces. One of the best games of the year so far, hope to see more great things from Capybara Games.

Edit: I have now finished the main story of the game. I still love this game as much as I did when I wrote this. The story is still horrible.

Buy At Full Price
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49 of 60 people (82%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
10.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 27, 2014
"It's like Broforce, but instead of being high on freedom, you're high on time travel."

Super Time Force Ultra is a fast-paced sidescrolling game that utilized a unique mechanic, time travel. Using time traveling otherwise known as "Time Out", you're able to go back into the past while your past self is still there allowing you to have multiple versions of yourself to kill everything that stands in your way. There are multiple characters to unlock that each have their own special abilities. The game contains a time limit and collectables for each level and boss battle which would require you to use Time Out if you wish to collect them all. You have a limit to how much you can use Time Out which can be increased by the aforementioned collectables, and makes the game relatively easy if you spam it, but hard if you don't use it at all.

Here is the spolier-free plot.

  • Sexy pixel graphics
  • Fun
  • Replayable
  • Nostalgic
  • Controls work great
  • Valve characters make an appearance
  • Easy and difficult at the same time

  • Time Out still shows Xbox control GUI
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68 of 96 people (71%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 25, 2014
STFU is one of the best platformers i've played in a long time. the core mechanic lets you rewind time, which sounds very simple, but it's addictive and can be awesome to watch unfold. Think as if Braid and Contra had a baby, then that baby grew up in the 1980s while spouting off pop culture references and told corny jokes.

-Cool Gameplay Mechanic
-Awesome Music
-Customizable Controls
-Clever, Insane Story
-Lots of Replay Value
-Diverse and Unique Characters

-Lag is Not Uncommon
-Slight Learning Curve
-Can Get Crowded On a Screen
-Cheap Deaths (somewhat frequent)


Buy if you like:
-Shovel Knight
-Bit.Trip Runner
-Mega Man

Overall, a splendid game that make me chuckle more than a few times. Replay value is high, and the game is just fun to play; I can't stress that enough.
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