Jets'n'Guns is a heavy piece of ground shaking rock blasting action with graphics and special effects that will blow you eyes out! Enjoy yourself in almost-insane action adventure of saving the universe from the deadly threat of more than 270 unique monsters in the campaign of 43 levels.
User reviews: Very Positive (549 reviews)
Release Date: Feb 5, 2014

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Jets'n'Guns is a heavy piece of ground shaking rock blasting action with graphics and special effects that will blow you eyes out! Enjoy yourself in almost-insane action adventure of saving the universe from the deadly threat of more than 270 unique monsters in the campaign of 43 levels. Stand as one-against-many armed with tons of different weapons of a devastating armament fitted into one of the awesome spaceships.

Game features:
  • 43 levels full of thrilling action, shooting and demolition
  • more than 270 unique enemies including 16 boss monsters
  • 70 different weapons
  • upgrade your ship with 20 special devices
  • superior graphic and particle effects enhancing the destruction
  • more than one hour of breathtaking original soundtrack
  • new scenario in every level (deep space, jungle, undersea, lava planet...)
  • fly in 12 different vessels, even in a horrible boss ship
  • combination of weapons give hundreds of possibilities how to equip your ship
  • sounds and sound-effects just like from a Hollywood movie

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Win XP/7/8
    • Processor: 1GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL compatible
    • Hard Drive: 110 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X 10.6.6 or later
    • Processor: 1GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL compatible
    • Hard Drive: 110 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • Processor: 1GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL compatible
    • Hard Drive: 110 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
21.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 15
10/10.
That soundtrack.
10/10.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 30
First thing I noticed when I started this game up: the sound track ♥♥♥♥ing rules. Don't believe me? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6oAcZ93hNY

As a sidescrolling shmup you're gonna see a lot of bullets but it's ok, your ship has tons of hp so being hit isn't instant death.

That's right you can get hit, and it's not that big a deal--as long as it isn't another ship ramming into you, if that happens you die in a frustrating instant.

As you progress you upgrade and swap your ship--you start rockin a little harder with each level. There's always more things to kill than your ship can fire at and to make things worse you end up juggling weapon cooldown. Lame.

The difficulty in this game stems from brief sections where the game floods you with tons of ships and bullets at the same time. You want to dodge the bullets but the only direction you can fly is into another ship, which will kill you faster than the bullets.

Oh and one more thing. There's a delay in pressing any directional button, frustrating imprecision I'd expect from an ice level in a shoddy platformer, not the super precise power genre of shmup games. Fix it or I'm calling a lawyer.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
20.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 13, 2014
This is a game of my hearth. Where do i begin?

Soundtrack by Machinae Supremacy is absolutely a "must hear". Game is hard in beginnings (gets even harder in GOLD edition), but gets much easier and fur more rewarding later when you get access to top weapons (S.T.Y.X, Omnigun NT2, Tsunami generator...). Sometimes i catch myself just holding the fire button, randomly crashing in everything that is on the screen knowing it won't hurt me anyway and feasting upon an image of ultimate destruction and chaos - this is how i imagine apocalypse.

Nevertheless, I personally like the original version more, as it was a bit easier (didn't have to buy Mig and got it on the third level + get access to top weapons before finishing the game was nice). New levels in GOLD edition are not bad, they are just not as much fun. There are exceptions, of course, but mostly - it just prolongs the game time. I love new weapons, which, sadly, appear after you finish the game at least once, however their pricing is way - WAY - too high. You will find out, that in order to fully equip your ship with, for example hydra machinegun, you are going to have to finish the game like four times, which is absurd, since the power of that weapon doesn't get anywhere close to Tsunami beta, which is much cheaper. That said - there are some ubalanced things that need to be corrected.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
36.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 21, 2014
This is a game i played on my old computer, long before i even had a steam account, and till i found it on steam i thought i had lost it with that old computer. It is an amazing cathartic destructive shmup with reasonably well writting humor and, my favorite part, a vast array of mechanized ways to tear a hole in the universe. including a gun that fires miniature universes! The game is incredibally fun and is damn near perfect in my opinion, however it has one crippling flaw, terrible gimmick levels that limit your gear, make you super weak, or even force you to do a race with absolutely no shooting where missing a single goalpost fails you and to win you have to memorize the pattern which you see for seconds at a time. Luckily those gimmick levels are few and far between and aside from the smirch they leave on the constantly exploding perfection of this game they are otherwise tedious but ignorable. So if you like big guns, bigger explosions, and space-worthy winnebegos this is the game for you!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
17.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 27, 2014
I already owned this game on pc. Why did I buy it on steam? Well... I dunno. Just to give you an idea of how far my addiction to this game has gotten.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
84.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 1, 2014
I can't even explain to you how much I like this game.
I remember playing the heck out of this back in the days.
If you've never played this before, get this when it's cheap and thank me later.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 12
Best Shoot'em'up ever. Great vareity of weapons. Great level design. Fast paced. And has awesome music.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 16
Sidescrolling bullet hell shooter. Fun. I recommend, but it can be fairly difficult.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
37.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 2
A classic-style shoot-em-up where destroying enemies gives you money to buy new planes, weapons, and upgrades. Anything you buy, you can sell back at full price, so you can experiment with configurations as much as you want. Infinite lives and mid-level checkpoints mean that you're never in danger of losing too much progress. Overall, a fun, intense game that rewards persistence and eperimentation. My only complaint is that there's a lot of flashes and explosions on the screen at times, making it difficult to tell at a glance where you can and can't safely go - and sometimes, a glance is all you have time for.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
10.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 8
Your going to see things man cannot ever concieve,develop, or even remotely dream of in this game. Good, amazing, beatiful things.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 25
I first played this game back in... 2006 or 2007, and it is still an absolutely awesome game! In terms of overall quality it is by far one of the best small-team Indie games. And yes, there's replay value! The story isn't really worth talking about much but it's about the loadout, becoming more and more powerful (with more flamboyant particle effects as you progress).

And I'm gonna call it... Yes I'm gonna call it...
I'm calling it!
GONNA DO IT!
This game has one of the top 3 best soundtracks in an Indie game, ever!

Pros:
+Variety and visuals. This game is full of interesting eye-candy, ranging from particle effects to distinctive and creative ship and world designs! The pre-rendered 3D visuals are awesome, if a bit low resolution now.
+Soundtrack: It's huge, each track is distinctive, and you can find it freely.
+Performance: This game will run on almost ANYTHING. For the record, I played this game mostly an on iBook Clamshell laptop from 2001 using an ATI Rage 128. Perfect for having on a laptop and playing on the go.

Cons:
-Difficulty curve: Starts out extremely difficult. Will get extremely easy in subsequent playthroughs.
-Resolution: It has aged better in some ways than others, and it is in dire need of an HD remake or sequel. This will show if you play it on a monitor bigger than 17".

Gripes:
-No editors whatsoever.
-Could use some kind of touch screen support for tablets.

Verdict: Get it! Its low price is very worth it.
It is also on sale from time to time and also makes appearances in various bundles as well.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
84.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 8
I cant deny this game is good but is it enjoyable?? At times yes..... but overall no not really. Because of the price I will reccommend it but any more expensive and I wouldnt. This is due to the worst weapon balancing ive ever seen in a game, youre weapons become so overpowered that the enemy ships cant even make it on screen without being obliterated. If you start the game on Hard the game is alot more how it should be but considering the achievements and one needing you to reach the 10th time of playthru you need to start on easy. You then get new game + keeping all weapons and money. Ive been playing for 70+ hours now, on about the 8-9th play thru....... and im still after 4 achievments which just so you know are the most grinding acheevs ever. hours apon hours of jus holding your button down n blowing everything up..... oh how I wish for a autopilot. Overall this game wouldve been so much better with this problem balanced out. On a different note the graphics are pleasing, I love the explosions n blood, and the ships and everythingelse is able to be upgraded. Theres also secrets to find thruout. A small Tetris game was added aswell which was fun to play. Overall its a gd shoot em up but couldve been so much better.............. 6.5/10
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190 of 210 people (90%) found this review helpful
102.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 5, 2014
Jets'n'Guns is a Shoot Em Up, also called a 2D sidescrolling space shooter. I have spent at least 200 hours playing this game by myself/ when I was younger and I instantly bought this game on steam.

There's an insane number of weapons to buy, you can level them up, you can purchase upgrades for your ship, pick a combination of weapons you like depending on your playstyle. There's also a good selection of bombs and missiles.

The music is amazing ( 30+ soundtracks from Machinae Supremacy, an amazing Sid Metal band, ) the replayability is good, they added achievements, trading cards, some tweaks and it works on 1920x1080 resolution. I recommend buying this game in a heartbeat if you liked any kind of space shooters because it's always been my favorite one and you will definately like it.

After playing for an hour or so, I can tell it's just as good as I remember it, but, I also used to play on easy and I just tried hard, way too hard for me, normal offers me a fair challenge and the game is very enjoyable. :)
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98 of 108 people (91%) found this review helpful
33.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 5, 2014
Ahh, the best damn side-scroller shump I've ever played.

Tons of levels, tons of weapons, awesome soundtrack and just plain fun! Almost every level you beat will unlock another gun, missile or bomb to try out! All the weapons can be upgraded to do more damage, have a larger spread and just look more awesome! There are space missions, missions where bombs are a must to clear out land enemies, missions where you fly in a jetpack with 2 giant guns strapped to it... lol

There are secret ships, levels and weapons to find too!

A lot of the ships have different powerups they can get and weapon slots... for example one ship might have 3 forward weapon slots and a bomb slot whereas another ship might have 2 forward slots, one rear slot and missile AND bomb slot. All ships have different hull integrity, heat sink and agility so that further sets them a part! Gotta choose the right ship for the mission!

Man, its freakin awesome so don't let the older graphics turn you away! Its a glorious high-action explosive game!
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69 of 79 people (87%) found this review helpful
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 5, 2014
One my favourite highly customizable shmups from several years ago on Steam? YES PLEASE! Time has not aged this beast too badly at all. It still looks good, throws out the challenge, and the soundtrack is as kicking as ever thanks to Machinae Supremacy bringing some hard-♥♥♥ rock-metal into the mix.
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49 of 56 people (88%) found this review helpful
12.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 5, 2014
I originally played Jets'n'Guns years ago, and had an absolute blast. However I never actually paid for the game.

Finally, years later it is released on Steam and it's just as awesome as when it originally came out.

Jets 'n' Guns is a fantastic space side scrolling shooter, with heaps of equipment to buy and loads of upgrades. The soundtrack is absolutely fantastic and very fitting.

My favorite part about J'n'G is being able to try countless configurations on the ships to see which combination will help me finally finish my current level. When you buy an item you can always sell it back for the buying value, so you are never restricted to what combinations you want to attempt.

This is an intense retro shooter with a crazy amount of replayability, don't miss this one out!
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45 of 55 people (82%) found this review helpful
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 5, 2014
YEEEEESSSSSSSSSS! One of the best shmups of all time is now on Steam? YES. The one where you can customize and upgrade your ship? YES. What, it's only $7.00, and it's on sale for $3.50? YES. It has cards too? YES. Instant buy.

Seriously, if you've never played Jets'n'Guns yet, do yourself a favor and buy it. It's loads of fun, cheap, and challenging to boot. I've actually dumped many hours into this game dispite my recorded playing time on Steam. I plan to spend many more now that it's here.
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24 of 27 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
44.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 18, 2014
THis is one of my favorite shoters of all time. The bent sense of humor, custom options for your ships, attention to detail, and absurd levels and hardness keep me coming back. I played this *years** ago, and picked it *again* up on Steam and can't stop playing. Jet and Guns is a must-have masterpiece for anyone who loves SCHMUPS

There is so much to dig into in this game. So many sevcrets and weapons to try out. It's lovely.
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17 of 18 people (94%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
8.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 20, 2014
At this time - anno domini 2014 - my Shmup collection is starting to be pretty much complete.

So which game shines the brightest? Well that would have to be this old runt of a shooter game.

This game is the closest equivalent of giving a shotgun to a hobo with crooked teeth and thinking it's a great idea. It stinks, it's ugly but damn it's awesome at the same time.

What to expect when you fire this game up: Weird practice area where you can test gun setups. then a crappy looking shop that got a TV-Shop like selection of guns.

So grab some guns, test them if you like and go do some missions. Early missions will be hard as hell and the difficulty level will be kept quite high for quite some time - until you either read from guides what you should concentrate on - or buy and test guns until you find the ones that match your style. Difficulty actualy goes down as go further into the game and kit your new ships better and learn the ropes. New challenging bosses come to yank the difficulty up but you are prepared. Or should be. Did i mention this game is quite hard - but fair if you do your testing/homework on the testing arena.

Still have not completed the game but i do seem to be 2/3 trough at this time and it's been an awesome ride. I also expect to re-play this game at some point with different approach to loadouts.

Best things last: this game is dirt cheap, is often discounted or found in the bundles. If you like shumps you really do MUST have this game in your library. It really is that good that i will from now on use this game as a reference when comparing games.
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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 24, 2014
Ah yes... this game.

My dad originally bought this game once it came out on the Rake In Grass website awhile back.

Just have to say this game is literally THE best side scrolling shooter I've ever played ever, and once I saw it was on Steam, I bought it instantly.

The laughs and amazment are still here with this game and it's REDICULOUS gameplay and difficulty, amazing soundtrack, and AWESOME visuals.

Buy it, holy ♥♥♥♥.
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