Booster Trooper is the future of multiplayer platform shooters. It provides tons of fun with its fast paced action and larger-than-life weapons. You can run or fly around the map, blasting your enemies to bits with bullets, rockets, grenades, magma and other weapons from your arsenal.
User reviews: Mixed (162 reviews)
Release Date: Apr 16, 2010
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  • Original-gamer.com - 8.0/10.0
    "If you are looking for a good Deathmatch or Team Deathmatch time, this game is the game for you. It has multiple levels, multiple weapons, and is overall very fun to play. I could imagine this game coming out on XBLA and being one of the biggest hits on the system for a time, and I hope that actually happens because this is a great title."
  • Xboxliveaddicts.co.uk - 8.5/10
  • gamerstemple.com - 84%
  • Criticalgamer.co.uk - 4/5
  • Finalsmash.servercrash.com - 8.0 / 10
  • gamingallthetime.com - 80%
  • gamingevolution.info - 7.8 / 10
  • gamingxp.com-76%

About This Game

Booster Trooper is the future of multiplayer platform shooters. It provides tons of fun with its fast paced action and larger-than-life weapons. You can run or fly around the map, blasting your enemies to bits with bullets, rockets, grenades, magma and other weapons from your arsenal.

Whether you play it against the BOTs or a live player, Booster Trooper will constantly keep you on the edge! Rankings, co-operation, tactics and split second decisions will deliver hours and hours of online multiplayer entertainment!



Key features:

  • Fast paced, adrenaline packed game play.
  • 12 Player Multiplayer.
  • More than 15 Maps
  • Various weapons, ranging from assault rifle, shotgun, sniper rifle to minigun, magma thrower and more.
  • Each weapon is unique, requiring different approach & tactics.
  • Online ranking boards.
  • More than 250 Achievements
  • Single player vs. bots supported.
  • Deathmatch, Team DM, Capture the Flag, Destroy the base and more…
  • Ships with dedicated server software

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP Sp3, Windows Vista Sp2, Windows 7
    • Processor: 2 Ghz multicore or higher
    • Memory: 2 GB or more
    • Graphics: 512 MB, Shader model 3.0 or higher, NVIDIA 7800, ATI X1800 or better
    • DirectX®: DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 800 MB available
    • Sound: DirectX 9.0c compatible soundcard
Helpful customer reviews
24 of 26 people (92%) found this review helpful
16.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 1
Holy daaaayum. Booster Trooper. This game would be hella fun if there was an online community. The sixteen hours I have put into this has purely been single player.

It may not look much, but the side scrolling action arena that is on offer here is bloody fun. Fast paced, action packed style gameplay with a little bit of platforming involved. There is plenty of different weapons...but you are going to want to go with the mini-gun, my god, this weapon is siiiiiiiiick. I found myself getting kill streak after kill streak with this thing. The regular rifle is good, but jeez, I was actually shouting and jumping in my seat with enjoyment while playing.

Other reviews seem to slate Booster Trooper, but I reckon if you get a few of your friends playing it, you will have a blast.
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 24
I bought Booster Trooper at launch since it seemed like it could be a fun game. At the time, there were not many platform shooters, Apparently, I was not the only one thinking it could be a good game, because quite some people bought the game. I can tell since my rare achievements list only contains Booster Trooper achievements and I'm quite sure it will take a long time (forever) to get different achievements from other games.
Why, you say? Simply, because apparently most of the players did get a few achievements, but never returned to the game. I used to love the rare achievements on my profile page but obviously, it's not that fun for me anymore.

Booster Trooper is an online platform shooter. Sadly, there's no one playing the game anymore so you've got the option to play vs bots.
Gameplay is all pretty basic but instead of jumping you use a jetpack to get higher up the platforms. There are multiple weapons like; minigun, sniper rifle, pistol.... you get the picture. There are some special weapons and powerups to pick up.

Graphically, the game looks pretty awful, even at launch. It did not bother me much personally but it simply does not look good.

Overall Booster Trooper is an OK game, which can only be recommend buying it together with some buddies, weren't it for the fact the price tag of the game is 5 bucks (4 pack: 15,-) which is way too much. Also, there are better games of the same genre like The Showdown Effect.

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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 6
The future of platform shooting? ♥♥♥♥ no. This game is a decent 2D Multiplayer sidescroller. There isn't much of a community (according to steam charts it peaked at 6 players on 8/4/2015, which was 2 days before this post ( http://steamcharts.com/app/27920 )) So unless you are getting a 4 pack (or 3) you won't be seeing much multiplayer action.

Now I got this game during a sale for $2.24 for a 4 pack ($.74 for 1). At that price, this game is worth it. This game is definitely not worth $5. It is decent, but not $5 decent.

This game needs a few fixes and improvements for it to be $5 decent, but it is not far off.

Pros:
- Variety (15) of maps very well made maps
- Good, fast paced combat
- Multiplayer
- 4 gamemodes
- Up to 12 players at once

Cons:
- At first the jumping mechanic can be annoying, but once you figure it out it is pretty easy. If you hit jump (space) right before you hit your jetpack (w) you fly up really quickly.

- The camera can be a bit shaky which can be annoying. This seems to happen when you move the aiming reticle quickly.

- The bots (at least at normal difficulty, haven't tried the others) can be a bit stupid at times. On occasion they will get stuck in places.

- There is no way to have a rotation of maps or gamemodes (the latter I don't really mind, but the former I do, it gets boring playing on the same map and it is a pain to have to restart the server every time you want a map change)

- For whatever reason you can't access the score menu when the match ends. This is minor, but I still find it a pain.

- There aren't many weapons at all. 5 primary weapons + 1 that really powerful weapon that spawns on the map that you only get for 30 seconds. There are also only 2 secondary weapons and only 2 types of grenades.

- There are default servers, but it seems you have to Port Forward if you want to make your own.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 9
Really entertaining shoot-em'-up game, especially on -85% discount. By playing two matches against bots and gaining 50 achievements just by testing it out, I cannot wait to try multiplayer some other session. And for 2.24€ to get 4 pieces, I really recommend this to buy and gift some copies out and play together!
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38 of 38 people (100%) found this review helpful
54.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 26, 2014
The game Booster Trooper is a 2D indie shooter game.
Price: 4,99 € / Summersale: 0,99 € (till 30th June 2014)

I just recommend this game because it’s still pretty funny to play in single player mode.
My personal experience (warning to my friends ♥) about the multiplayer is below!

Graphic: Retro 7/10
Sound: 9/10
Controls: 10/10

+ And I want to add it is pretty funny how the enemies scream when they die +
Achievements: 260 achievements which spam you lol
I mean I got 52 achievements just from one hour testing the game automatically.

My experiences with MULTIPLAYER:
A friend of me and I wannted to play Booster Trooper together. So we started the game and WANTED to look for a server. But there have been no servers listed. The status “Refreshing server list” never ended. Sadly.
So I clicked “Host Match” and created a game with players and bots but my friend couldn’t join me. Good thing we had a Skype-Call and talked together about it during my fight with just bots.
I left the game and told him to open a game but I also couldn’t join him. We found some discussions about this problem. The Servers are down since years and there is no support anymore. It's so annoying.... WHEN THERE IS SAID IN THE STEAM SHOP THE GAME IS MULTIPLAYER AND COOP THERE SHOULD BE ANY SERVERS! -.- And it’s not the only game with that problem.

Another criticism from me:
The bots seem to be kinda stupid. lol Or at least in my games they are sometimes hanging at a box and aren’t able to jump. Or they are confused running on one place. X’D Also I played “Capture the flag” and I think the bot enemy wasn’t even able to get the flag or the bot doesn’t wanted to get it… I don’t know… it just ended 24:0 for me. And yeah it’s cool to win but not if you have the feeling the enemy is playing with his ♥♥♥ on the keyboard. o:
Add: If you play "Capture the flag" against more bots (e.g. 11) it works. Seems like they are just 1vs 1 stupid. :c

Also the "Pause" button seems not to work.

Anyways if you want to have a bit fun alone or just to collect achievements – here you have a cheap game. Or maybe you have someone who plays the game with you in local via home network.

Local Multiplayertip:
1.The two most popular home network types are wireless and Ethernet networks. My friend and me used a wireless network. So your friend needs: the name of your Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) and the WLAN password.
2. When both of you are connected to the same WLAN you start the game.
3. You click: „Multiplayer“ and „Host Match“ with the settings you like.
4. ATTENTION:
The number of players seems to be bugged in this game, because if you choose 12 players and 10 bots (what would be logically for playing with one friend) theres shown -6 free slots for your friend and he won’t be able to join ya. So I noticed from trying it’s better to choose 12 players with 4-5 bots when I play with one friend.
5. When you made your settings you start the match.
6. Your friend clicks: „Join match“ and now he will be able to see your game with a free slot. He just clicks on your game and will connect.
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