Syder arcade is a 2d shmup side scroller with stunning graphics and music. This game creates a sense of nostalgia and it has over 20 different retro graphic flavors to choose from. This is an old school love letter and every shmup fun should try it.
Pros: old school flavor, fast paced, nice modern 2.5d visuals, various graphic options ranging from Amiga to C64, survival mode is addicting and fun, 3 space ships to choose from which feel different and unique, music tracks are excellent, No bugs or glitches experienced after 9 hrs of gameplay. Difficulty is just right and challenging (not very easy but also not very hard like some Japanese shmups). You can also choose between 4 difficulty settings.
Cons: very short with only 6 levels. You will need approx 2 hrs to complete the game It could have use more enemy variation, more bosses and more environments. 2 achievements are impossible to get (you need to score first at the leaderboards)
PS:Developers support and show love for their game, they talk in (steam) forums with users and they also promised more free content in the future.
Final score: 08/10 (if you have any interest in shmups you should definitely try it) Demo is also available for download at the developers webpage
Posted: November 25th, 2013