Take control of your tiny pixelated action hero
BRO and LIBERATE the world from TERRORISM and maybe CORRUPT EVIL CORPORATE PEOPLE depending on who that red dude with the horns and the business suit is (could it be... SATAN?!). LIBERATE the forests. LIBERATE the jungles. LIBERATE the villages. LIBERATE the cities. LIBERATE the xenomorph hives.
Oh, you basically annihilated the level because your massively overpowered BRO GUNS blew up all the terrain? GREAT. You had to destroy the village in order to save it? AWESOME. Let EXPLOSIONS ring like FREEDOM all across the land.
Buy this game because it is fun on steroids and to strike a blow for LIBERTY and AMERICA THE FREE WORLD AMERICA
. If you don't, you're clearly a Commie TERRORIST.
In all seriousness, it's a platforming shoot-em-up with destructable everything and chained explosions that can really scratch that arcade itch. It doesn't take itself seriously at all and with levels taking about five minutes if you happen to take your time and try to play smart (rather than just blowing everything up, which can be fun), there's no problem with it being arcade-hard at times since you never lose that much progress. The one absurdly tough boss they had--the infamous massive helicopter--they nerfed, which is kinda sad, because when you beat that thing you felt a real feeling of achievement. The pacing is actually pitch-perfect because while frenetic explosions-a-go-go happen a lot
you can often times hang back and decide whether or not you really do want to rush in where angels fear to tread (of course you do).
This game's only gone from strength to strength in its development. It built some solid platforming fundamentals first--even the Brototype was absurdly fun--and has added new levels, tweaked graphics, actual recognition from the action hero community, different play modes, and a joyously over-the-top announcer type who can scream with you when you inevitably blow yourself up in some insane chain reaction. The developers are engaged with the community--often in ALL CAPS OF AWESOME--and the semi-regular themed level "competitions" are great.
All this being said, it is unapologetically an arcade game. There is no plot to speak of. The game is not intelligent or particularly witty, nor is it trying to be. You will fail, a lot, and then you will succeed gloriously. If that's not your cuppa, then wave off, though I'd recommend watching a friend play since it certainly is colorful and beautiful in its pixel-art way and can be a treat to watch.
In very rare circumstances so much can be going on that the game will actually slow down. This somehow fails to be a problem because then it just feels like slow-mo in an action film, so it can't even be called a bug (plus, you'll either survive and it'll speed up or you'll die and the level will reset, so it's hardly a big deal).