C&F Inc. teleporters are going offline all over the place, and it's up to an intrepid frog employee to fix the situation.
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Release Date: Nov 11, 2015

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“It's dense and perfectly paced, just begging to be replayed over and over. -”
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“An excellent run-and-gun shooter that plays beautifully on both PC and mobile [...]”
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“Kero Blaster is a magnificent run and gun, colorful, well-designed, offering a great curve of progression.”
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About This Game


From the creator of Cave Story comes Pixel's latest work; Kero Blaster.
The C&F Inc. teleporters are going offline all over the place, and it's up to an intrepid frog employee to fix the situation.
A classically-styled 2D side scrolling action game packed with adventure.

You are a bipedal frog and a master of the Custodial Sciences, charged with the unenviable task of ridding your company's teleporters of strange black creatures.
Fight for your life through a menagerie of unique monsters while getting your hands on exciting new tools of the trade.

On October 11th, the newest upgrade of Kero Blaster was released on Playism; "Kero Blaster ZANGYOU Mode". With more stages than the original and a whole new mode and story, Kero Blaster is ready to take on Steam.
November 11th brings the latest version of Kero Blaster to Steam, including Kero Blaster ZANGYOU Mode.

Also, there are FREE games with same characters available on STEAM too!
PINK HOUR and its sequel, PINK HEAVEN.
Please try them for the system test of Kero Blaster.

PINK HOUR:
http://store.steampowered.com/app/409670/

PINK HEAVEN:
http://store.steampowered.com/app/409690/

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP, 7, 8
    • Processor: CPU 1.2GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 800 x 600 VRAM 256MByte
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 20 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP, 7, 8
    • Processor: 2GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 800 x 600 VRAM 512MByte
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 20 MB available space
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Capitán Méjico
( 2.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 23
[insert here come dat boi meme here]
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Sigh
( 9.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 22
Simple in mechanics and pretty easy before you get to the "new game +" modes. After that it becomes challenging but super fun. If you're in for even more of a challenge, try for some of the difficult achievements to be unlocked.
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SpicyDisco ゚_ゝ゚
( 4.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 19
Fun little game with good blasting.
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manpuke
( 11.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 7
This game stays true to the formula that made the classic shooting platformers we've come to love so great. Yeah, it's comparable, but it stands with the best of them.

Charming and simple story, polished game mechanics, clever level design, and ♥♥♥♥ing amazing music.

This game was well worth the ten bucks.
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FantasticPancake
( 8.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 4
From the developer of Cave Story, Kero Blaster is a solid game with plenty of polish and sensible design choices. I occasionally found myself going through levels multiple times because I ran out of lives against bosses, but nothing felt particularly unfair, and each new trip through a level rewarded me with enough money to upgrade a weapon or my maximum health.

The levels provide a variety of challenges, from fast paced reaction-based combat with a large group of fast enemies to slow, precision-based platforming. The game organically paces itself by switching up the style of challenge and the speed of gameplay.

It has a wonderful hard mode which is really more of an epilogue (or part 2, I guess), with totally new levels sharing similar themes and bosses, and an entirely different final level with five new boss fights.

A quality game lasting about 8 hours that I'd recommend to anyone who wants a fun, light-hearted jump-and-shoot style platformer.
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nachtgoblin
( 4.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 2
+ story
+ humour
+ frog protagonist
+ mechanics
- short

Had alot of fun with this Pixel-Art-Masterwork, thanks guys!
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Netherfiend
( 4.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
Kero Blaster is a pretty solid platform shooter. Kind of a low-res Cave Story with a similar variety of different guns. And with discrete stages as opposed to an open world. Honestly while good and completely solid in it's own right, I think I expected more, or maybe just something different, from the guy who made Cave Story. I got about 3 hours of gameplay to get through normal mode, and have unlocked a new mode, but haven't tried it yet. It's a solid game, but I'm not sure it's quite worth $10... definitely worth a shot on sale.
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Void Ribeiro
( 10.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 26
Simplistic and fun.
That's what old games were all about.
That's what this game is.
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Supertoad16
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
SUMMARY
Kero Blaster is short but fun experience created by Pixel of Cave Story fame about a Frog who works at an office of "custodial sciences". Your task as a player is to get to the end of the stage and defeat the boss.
GAMEPLAY
The gameplay is quite basic, and rightly, so given that the game was inspired by old classics such as Mega Man or Contra. You move Kero with the arrow keys, jump with Z, and fire with X. You can also fire in 3 directions: up, left, and right. Whenever you start firing, your firing locks into whatever direction you started firing in, allowing you to strafe. Kero's movements are a bit slippery and floaty, but you get used to it. Eventually you'll find more weapons that you can switch between with the A and Z keys. You can also buy things from the shop with all the hard-earned cash you collected! Finally, there is a jetpack which offers you further momentum and allows you to reach higher places. Surprisingly, the jetpack feels like it actually has some weight to it, which is impressive for such a simple game. In short, it feels good.
PRESENTATION
Most people have something that furthers their interest in a specific game and makes them want to finish it, whether it's the gameplay or the story. In Kero Blaster, the presentation is what kept me going. Simply put, the graphics are stunning and the music is perfect. In more detail, Pixel's art style used in the game creates emotions for the player to experience, as with the music. When you're in the ice level, the color palette is mainly whites and blues, creating this sense of a calm, cool atmosphere and the music complements it, while the stark greys and other industrial type colors give off the impression of danger or fear. The song that plays during the first part of the 6th stage is one of the most suprisingly dark & depressing themes I've heard in a video game. My favorite part would have to be the second part of the 6th stage. The colors mixed in with the scenery make you feel like you're experiencing a part of someone's past that they would like to forget, and the music, while nothing spectacular, is INCREDIBLY effective, making you feel cold and distant. Pixel knows how to strike certain emotions, and It just gets better the more you play. It's incredible, nuff said.
DIFFICULTY
Now comes my LEAST favorite part of this game. Don't get me wrong, I love a challenge, and Kero Blaster isn't even that hard. But it seems to have taken my least favorite aspect from the 8-bit era into account-cheap encounters. As in, "HOW IN THE WORLD WAS I SUPPOSED TO KNOW THAT WAS GOING TO HAPPEN?!!". One time an enemy fell from the sky right as I entered a room. Another time, a bird flew in right as I was about to leave a room and killed me! How is THAT fair? Sometimes while you are focusing on one thing, you don't notice the other thing coming to get you, like a falling ceiling light, for instance. And whenever you game over, you have to start from the VERY beginning! Even on the really long last level! One more nitpick is that Kero is kind of slow, making it hard to dodge stuff when things get crazy. Even though it can be cheap though, it can still provide you with a fair challenge, and those moments are usually a lot of fun.
TL;DR
I liek the colors and sceenery and the music it's gud and gamplay is gud but the difficulty can be cheap.
8/10
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Sawtooth The Edgelord
( 2.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 21
It's not Cave Story.

But it's probably the next best thing!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 7
This game stays true to the formula that made the classic shooting platformers we've come to love so great. Yeah, it's comparable, but it stands with the best of them.

Charming and simple story, polished game mechanics, clever level design, and ♥♥♥♥ing amazing music.

This game was well worth the ten bucks.
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89 of 97 people (92%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 11, 2015
If Cave Story was Metroid, Kero Blaster is Contra.

Completely linear, your objective is always to get to the end of the stage to fight a boss, and then do it all over again on the next. Next to no backtracking or branching paths, but there are a few hidden areas that reward you with money or extra lives. Checkpoints happen on almost every single screen transition, so deaths don't set you back too far nor do you need to remember to hit up a save point. However once you run out of lives, you're sent back to the start of the level, but you get to keep all of your money. So some of the harder bosses get eaiser on multiple tries, since you have more money for better upgrades each time you attempt it.

As for an actual review, it's easy to tell the game was first made for a touch device, with the slightly awkard shooting controls. When you hold fire down, you lock your view to that direction, but can still move freely. After a stage or two it starts feeling normal. The first playthrough is fairly easy, with a few annoying boss fights, but the second playthrough "ZANGYOU" (Overtime) is where the real difficulity is at. The second time through all of the stages get tweaks to their layout, while still keeping the overall shape of the area the same. All of the weapons feel like they have some use, which is good since there aren't many even with the upgrades.

While there's not as much character development or plot as Cave Story, there's still plot and dialog between stages, and the 2nd playthrough has its own as well. However if you enjoyed Cave Story for its music, Kero Blaster does not dissapoint. Overall, if you're into run-and-gun platformers, its a fun game to play through, worth the base $10 to me.

Pink Hour and Pink Heaven are both demos for Kero Blaster.
(Played when it wasn't available on Steam)
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19 of 19 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2015
A pretty excellent shooter with a great soundtrack. Everything in the weapons, levels, and enemies feels meticulously tuned to perfection. I love all the odd little gameplay homages to games from my childhood: Mickey's Mousecapade, Megaman, Adventure Island, Mario World, TMNT, etc.

It's not as big a story as Cave Story, but the goofy office characters are much easier to relate to. The Hard mode is actually a new story with new levels and bosses, so you haven't really completed it until you've done that.
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16 of 17 people (94%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 11, 2015
Fun run and gun style platformer from the developer of the highly praised Cave Story. Outside of a few very questionable bosses, the game remains consistently fun. The stages are expertly designed in both layout and enemy placement in order to give a lot of diversity of feel to a game without a huge amount of mechanical depth as well as encouraging the player to use all of the different weapons the game has to offer. It is very difficult to get through the game exclusively using one weapon.

The base game is pretty short (around 2-3 hours) however there is a fair bit of bonus content. In particular, ZANGYOU mode is a hard mode which ramps the difficulty up quite a bit and adds some new content and dialogue in as well.

Overall this game is a masterfully crafted experience that is simple to play but has enough diversity to never wear itself out. Fun gameplay, a cute aesthetic, and amazing music make this game highly recommended from me, even at the full price. Further, there are two free pseudo-demos called "Pink Hour" and "Pink Heaven" which contain similar gameplay though shorter and easier. If you are unsure about purchasing this I would recommend giving them a shot first.
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15 of 16 people (94%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 10, 2015
As a big fan of Cave Story, I was really excited to hear they were making a new game that looks and feels like it. Kero Blaster is, however, more straightforward and linear than Cave Story. I love how you upgrade your weapons, the story is really funny, the soundtrack is brilliant. Although somewhat short, I know I am going to play this through again and again just because it is so much fun to play.
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13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 13, 2015
Compared to Cave Story? It's a step backward in complexity since it's very linear, but it has just as much charm to it, maybe even more. Everything is cute and unexplained, which really make it feel like an old-school game.

The controls are very tight and feel great. The weapon upgrades are simple but very rewarding. Every level is well thought out and offers a decent challenge, especially in zangyou mode.

Just friggin buy it and play it already, it's amazing
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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
Recommended
28.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2015
ribbit

If you are going to play this game, expect Cave Story but with a frog instead of a robot.

The gameplay is pretty much like Cave Story, but kinda more challenging, also you get coins and buy the upgrades with them instead of getting yellow triangle... things. Sadly, the game is pretty short, even with Zangyou and Omake modes, I promise you'll never want this game to end.

Talking about characters and story, characters are pretty easy to relate to, more than Cave Story. The story is very simple, just read the description of the game and you'll get an idea.

Graphics are ok, how the character is drawn is pretty simple compared to other graphics, this annoys me a bit but it's because the graphics on the game in fact were going to be alot more simplier (check Daisuke Amaya's YT account, he has a very early trailer of the game, it even has cat waifu savings)

The soundtrack is pretty much like Cave Story's, but the engine it uses is different, however, some songs are just pretty good, the soundtrack may be even better than Cave Story's.
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 20
Another great contribution from the developer who created the original Cave Story, Studio Pixel!

If you are a fan of Cave Story, you will likely become a fan of Kero Blaster. It has similar gameplay but different format than Cave Story.

While traversing fantastically designed linear stages that will truly test your platforming ability, using a myriad of weapons and upgrades to fight through hordes of diverse enemies, you will enjoy amazing music, colorful pixel artwork, and charming characters! The likes of which you can expect from Studio Pixel.

The amphibious hero, an apparent "custodial specialist" working for C&F Inc, is sent off on the life-threatening mission to cleanse the C&F teleporters of these mysterious creatures causing them to malfunction. Things get complicated when the C&F president starts acting stranger than usual, making everyone work overtime! What could it mean?

Find out, in Kero Blaster!
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 12, 2015
I really like this game. The controls are solid, and shooting monsters and jet-packing around feels good. The music is pretty catchy too.

Once you beat the main campaign you unlock a new "Zangyou mode" which has new levels and monsters, and a different story. Even though that mode was a lot harder it was still my favorite part of the game.

The story is simple, but I think that adds to its charm. I really found myself enjoying the short moments of dialogue, and some parts were pretty funny.

There's not much else to say, if you like oldschool platformer shooters like these then definitely consider picking it up. I recommend it
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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
12 people found this review funny