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.
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Very Positive (729 reviews) - 88% of the 729 user reviews for this game are positive.
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

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Win XP/7/8
    • Processor: 1GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL compatible
    • Storage: 110 MB available space
    • OS: OS X 10.6.6 or later
    • Processor: 1GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL compatible
    • Storage: 110 MB available space
    • Processor: 1GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL compatible
    • Storage: 110 MB available space
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 26
Old arcade style game.
Fun, decent upgrade system, but finicky. Bullet hell is rough, you can easily purchase the wrong stuff for your ship and get locked into a bad decision and have to start over from scratch in this game.
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4 of 9 people (44%) found this review helpful
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204 of 226 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
102.6 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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107 of 118 people (91%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
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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73 of 84 people (87%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
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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54 of 62 people (87%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
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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36 of 37 people (97%) found this review helpful
10.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 25, 2015
This is the hidden gem of arcade shooting games.

- Good level design
- Many ships upgrade
- Great soundtrack
- Massive destruction
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50 of 61 people (82%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
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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44 of 56 people (79%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 11, 2015
This game is AMAZING!! There is so much under the hood, this one darn fine game.
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23 of 23 people (100%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
17.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 12, 2015
So much fun, a challenging game with a huge arsenal to choose from at your own will, amusing humour and an amazing soundtrack by Machinae Supremacy (that's included as separate files for free!) for just a few bucks? This is a robbery. For the developers.

It's not just a good sidescrolling shooter. This game does its job, with a blast.
Don't get fooled by the cheesy looking graphics, as the game was released for quite some time before it even reached Steam. They get the job done and JnG looks pleasant enough for an old 2d shooter.
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7.9 hrs
Posted: October 16
This game is like a breath of fresh air. A must-play if you like shmups!

Also, the devs are still fixing bugs after all these years <3
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The Commander
11.5 hrs
Posted: October 12
Holy ♥♥♥♥ this game is ♥♥♥♥ing awesome. It's a fantastic shoot-em-up with a bangin' soundtrack by Machinae Supremacy, and you can fly a biplane armed with laser cannons. What more could anyone ask for?
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Argus, Goblin Fireball
9.7 hrs
Posted: October 10
Simple, fun, bullet hell-esque, side scrolling arcade shooter. A satisfiyng upgrade system - change your loadout as much as you need. Upgrades are refunded at full price. Try it out before you try the level for real.

Gameplay aside, the "story", such as it is, blended with the 80's-ish comic book styled panels on the opening and closing of the missions have all the cheese you'd expect from an 80's sci fi comic book. Some are more entertaining than others. The level with the female scientists comes to mind (It's a riot and a half. You'll see). The music, completely 80's/early 90's computer synth.

Ultimately, while not super deep or complex, it's a blast to play. Totally worth picking up. Solid 10/10.
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61.2 hrs
Posted: October 8
Who's this game for?

Anyone who loves horizontal shmups, and wants them to be long, packed with upgrades, and challenging yet not quite bullet hell.

Who is this game NOT for?
Anyone looking for a true bullet hell, one hit kill, almost impossible to beat experience.(Not that there's anything wrong with that! This just isn't that experience.) Anyone not in the mood for a good challenge. Anyone who prefers a very serious (e.g. military, mission based) tone rather than one that can be extremely tongue in cheek and humorous. Anyone bothered by camp and goofy inuendos.


  • Extremely long by shmup standards
  • TONS of upgrades by shmup standards, as well as multiple ships.
  • Automatic New Game Plus
  • Intricate art style, full of humor and life.
  • Comedic, campy tone
  • Extremely challenging at first, but giving way to mastery and then sheer, nigh invulnerability granting, ridiculous super weapons after a few playthroughs of acquiring money and unlockables.
  • Selling items and weapons gives you the amount you paid back in full. (More games should do this. Seriously.)
  • Feels ripped out of the 90s.
  • AMAZING music.
  • Controller support (X360 was used in my case - cannot speak for others.)

  • Some radical difficulty spikes, and lulls.
  • Difficult to see until you become used to it. (Projectiles can be extremely small, and there's not always precise or audible feedback when you get hit.)
  • One particular stage - the "race" (a highspeed checkpoint obstacle course) - can be maddening on higher difficulties/speeds, and feels out of place with the rest of the game.
  • No level select or skirmish mode. You have to play the campaign from start to finish. I actually like this, but the option would be nice.
  • Other shmups, as much as I love them, may feel much less meaty in comparison after having played this. ;)

Detailed review

I love shmups. But my favorite variety of them - while I can definitely enjoy bullet hells as well as more casual shmups when in the right mood - has always been the R-Types and, in particular, the Gradiuses (Gradii? - Anyway... Gradius!) of the world. Somewhat lengthy, lots of upgrades and customization, and at least the illusion of choice and playstyle.

Jets'n'Guns is a brilliant example of that style of game... and it goes far beyond what most entries in the above mentioned series do (with the possible exception of R-Type Final) by being both extremely long as shmups go (30+ levels, none of them very brief in and of themselves,) and jam packed with weapons (70!)

The game starts out fairly challenging with your initial armaments, and only gets worse from there (at least until you become wealthy enough to unlock the best weapons.) If you aren't careful, it's extremely possible to "screw yourself" by not making enough money for good upgrades. Which forced me to restart the game at least once. But once you've got the hang of things, your eyes adjust to the at times difficult to see enemy projectiles, and you start racking up some respectable weapons (and leveling them up, which also costs money,) you begin to surge your way forward.

Even still, on your first playthrough - even on the lowest difficulty "too fat to die" (which I recommend starting on, if only so when the game restarts on the next higher challenge level - whcih is how New Game Plus works here - you'll already have all your money and gadgets from the previous run) - certain levels and bosses prove a very steep uphill climb. And, it must be said, certain levels do abruptly spike in difficulty, or seem too easy compared to what came before them. Expect to die a lot as you experiment with what weapons work best for each situation, and memorize what you're up against. Old school style trial and error. (Except with checkpoints, so, not quite.)

Speaking of trial and error, one of the most welcome and refreshing things this game does, is GIVE YOU BACK YOUR FULL PURCHASE PRICE WHEN SELLING WEAPONS AND UPGRADES! This is such a brilliant touch that no one ever thinks of, because we're all so indoctrinated to accept the penalty of re-selling equipment in games. But it makes perfect sense here, because the challenge comes from using the right tool and the right strategy for the job, rather than going broke and being trapped.

The promise that if you can just make it through the next stage, you might come out the other side of it with enough money for that next big upgrade you've been eyeing, is what kept me playing even when the challenge seemed almost hair pullingly unfair. (Which, of course, it never was. I simply hadn't done well enough early on to afford the weapons that would make things easier on me.)

I'm on my third (update: now seventh, having made it to the game's highest difficulty... although there's an achievement for doing three more runs beyond that as well if you're into that) playthrough at the time of this review, with nearly 30 hours played (update: now closing in on 60!) The game is MORE than worth the asking price, and not only is it a good deal for what it is, but it's also one of the most enjoyable shmups I've EVER played, because it scratches the "massive number of upgrades" itch more effectively than just about any other game out there. Add to that its whimsical art style and attitude that make Jets'n'Guns feel like it fell through a time warp from the era of Oddworld, Toejam and Earl, and Gex, and you've got a really refreshing shmup on your hands.

Oh, and the music is epic. I can't say enough about it. It's just the perfect blend of video gamey techno, almost chiptune inspired wizardry to let you know this is a game, coupled with a seriously metal and at times punk rock flavor that ranges from melodic to balls to the wall heavy. It's rocking! And gorgeous! Rarely would I want to listen to the soundtrack for a shmup of all things outside of gameplay. But this one is an exception. Some real love went into this game's audio design and music, and it shows.

Seriously, if you find anything writen above appealing... buy this game. I was so pleasantly surprised, I can scarcely believe the game is real, to be honest.

10/10 Would get deployed from a giant phallic spaceship called Impotence and fight borg cubes full of beer bottles again. And again, and again, because I'm stuck in a time loop. (You'll find out...)
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Guardian Wisp
6.2 hrs
Posted: September 30
This game is a good way to release stress.
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0.8 hrs
Posted: September 28
Best shooter ever, best video game soundtrack ever!
Don't be fooled by the time played, I had it before I had a steam account.
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Čika Joza
6.3 hrs
Posted: September 15
Guns and sexual puns.

Oh, and a bloody good sountrack might I add!

10/10 would buy again
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Saucy Bagel
16.7 hrs
Posted: September 12
Needs more players, much fun
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