Sweezy Gunner is an eye melting, brain bending, mouse squeezing 2D Shoot em up. destroy everything in your path, Upgrade the Sweezy Gunner ship. A Large open World! Travel through the lush green fields, frozen tundra and arid desert. Explore the depths of the many dungeons, caves and temples and collect that tasty loot!
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Very Positive (203 reviews) - 86% of the 203 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: May 6, 2014

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July 17

Geo on Steam Greenlight - New game from Windybeard!

Hi everyone. Firstly I would like to thank you all for the overwhelming support for Sweezy Gunner since its release. I would like to once again ask for your support in voting for my new game Geo on Steam Greenlight. Please head over to the Geo Greenlight page, take a look and if you like what you see then please vote. Your support is and always will be greatly apprciated!


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“This is the Legend of Zelda with twin-stick shooting. You will travel through an overworld, clear dungeons, find heart containers, and unlock new abilities and tools to progress further.”
4/5 – Steamfirst.com

About This Game

Welcome to the crazy world of Sweezy Gunner! An eye melting, brain bending, mouse squeezing 2D Shoot em up. Are you hungry for action? Do you crave intense mayhem? The objective is simple, find out what killed the human terrafromers and destroy it. Thats what you were brought in to do and its what you do best. Landing on Terrafort is just the beginning.

Speed your way through the large open ended world of Terrafort destroying everything that dare cross your path, Upgrade the Sweezy Gunner ship by collecting all that tasty loot. Travel through the lush green fields, frozen tundra and arid desert. Explore the depths of the many dungeons, caves and temples! Its a big world out there!

  • 30 different power ups to use
  • 60 upgrades to buy/collect
  • An original soundtrack of 11 Banging Drum and Bass tracks
  • Unlock new skills by winning epic Boss battles
  • Open world with secret areas
  • Tons of loot!
  • Challenge Mode containing 28 fiendishly difficult maps
  • Survival mode with online score board
  • Hours of crazy action.

And Much More....if You Can handle It!

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows Vista,7,8
    • Processor: 1 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Storage: 150 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Any
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40 of 44 people (91%) found this review helpful
25.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 6, 2014
Wow... just wow...

Truth be told, I wasn't expecting much. I mean, I had free time, this game had a small file size so I can download it quickly despite my net, so I figured, why not? And why not indeed! I was blown away, figuratively AND literally at the later part of the game.

It's just quick, fun, mindless thrill. The action is frantic, bullets can fill up the screen if you don't get rid of the enemies quick. Shoot them down before they shoot you! Outrun the enemy bullets, weave through them. Much akin to a bullet hell game, your hit spot is tiny, and you can maneuver through the enemy bullets... if you're careful! Precision is the key here. I would categorize this game as bullet hell meets Zelda. Old Zelda... think Link to the Past, etc.

The upgrade system is rather unique too... instead of upgrades being available and purchasable the moment you have the cash to afford it (in other words, jut grind money), there's 3 different types of upgrades.

First one is monster-based. Each monster offers their own unique upgrade badge that you can buy once you get a card off them (low chance drop) AND killed enough of them to fill your "Knowledge meter" of them. Once both conditions are fulfilled, you can see what badge they offer and whether you wanna buy it... this is where cash comes in. It's a bit of a grind, especially because of how many you need to kill and the low chance of card drop, but hey, it makes each monster unique, even the lowly slime.

The second system is via unique coins called Sweezy Coins (what else?) and once again, cold hard cash. They're scattered throughout the world, some needing later upgrades before you can reach them. Getting a certain amount of them unlock upgrades you can purchase from the many shops you pass throughout the world.

Last but not least, there's heart containers (hello, Zelda fans). Getting 4 will increase your heart total by 1, and just like Sweezy Coins, they're scattered throughout the world and yes, just like the above, you'll need later upgrades before you can reach some of them.

Brace for action, get ready to dodge bullets, be prepared to kill enemies quick, and most importantly, have a hella good time. And oh, die a lot of times too while at it.
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37 of 43 people (86%) found this review helpful
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 6, 2014
A shoot 'em up, frantic shooting, bullet dodging, action-blending game that offers fun and challenges to everyone; you gotta shoot everything that is on your way, collect coins to purchase upgrades, pick up power-ups, defeat bosses to obtain new skills, explore a vast open-world and acquire lots of unlockables.

This is a game I would highly recommend to shoot 'em up fans, although I admit I'm not very experienced with this genre, this is one of those games that got me addicted for hours, the non-stop action is something that every fan of this genre loves and I'm certain that you will not regret your purchase.

+Frantic non-stop action
+Challenging boss battles
+Lots of upgrades and power-ups
+Vast open-world
+Easy to learn

-No keybinding options

80/100 Superb
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22 of 24 people (92%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 24, 2014
You are a cartoon tank that blows up things (monsters)
WASD controls, mouse to aim and shoot
Keep shooting things until you get all the achieves

Casual game fun
Cheap (I'd wait till it is on sale or in a bundle)
Steam Cards
Easy to play if your a bit drunk
An electric toaster almost has enough specs to run this game
OK soundtrack

Limited replay value
Most of the achieves are going to take a long time to get
Casual game, not something your going to log 1k hours on (unless your nuts)
Big area to map out -> lots of little screens to move from - to
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26 of 31 people (84%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 12, 2014
What a game!! Superb graphics & game play, great music too - very addictive, well done Windybeard Games!!
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18 of 22 people (82%) found this review helpful
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 26, 2014
Well this one sure came out of left field. My owning this game is the result of just another "vote=key", and prior to getting the email announcing its release and my free copy, I had completely forgotten about it. Thank goodness I took the time to install and sample its gameplay, because this is one greenlight title that is very much worthy of actually being on Steam.

Sweezy Gunner is a bullet hell shooter, but unlike your typical shmup, this game lacks any sort of automatic scrolling screen or rage inducing bullet patterns with extremely specific safe zones. Rather, it's a free roaming top-down adventure, full of collectible abilities and purchasable upgrades.

As you move through the varying zones, enemies become tougher, and where you might once have only contended with a slow moving, delayed single-shot spewing hellspawn, new areas introduce enemies more than willing to litter the screen with little red doom pellets. Luckily, as the enemies grow in strength, ferocity, and number, so too do you earn the upgrades necessary to contend with them. The majority are simple; speed, strength, bullet velocity are the most common, along with basic health and defense upgrades. But the greatest benefit to your arsenal comes from dropped weapon types from the enemies you annihilate, like bullets that swirl around you as you move, rapid and wide shot, explosive shot, etc. Once you learn to juggle avoiding bullets and weaving your way in and out to nab pickups, the screen can quickly become an indiscernible mess of marbles of all colors wizzing across the screen in a rainbow of death and chaos. But don't worry, the price of death is a mere reset back to the beginning of whatever area you're in and a small loss of earned funds.

The game is broken up into two main parts, the first being the overworld, where you will spend at least half of your time getting from point A to point B. The overworld contains several themes, depending on your location, as well as varying types and difficulties of enemies. The second major part are the dungeons: contained levels with their own specific themes, often with the express goal of finding an exit and reaching a new part of the overworld. I won't spoil the steps you'll have to take to escape these dungeons, but i will recommend that you take the opportunity to use healing machines whenever you find one.

The many upgrades you can buy come in several forms. You can purchase them from the shops that pop up, both in the overworld and the dungeons, but these will only increase as you collect special coins that unlock more upgrades as you progress. The other sort of upgrade comes from special cards dropped by enemies, requiring you to kill a certain number of them before being able to buy the upgrade the card holds. Lastly, there are special secret cards that can only be found by exploring every inch of the map, and while these can be devilishly difficult to find, the benefits speak for themselves.

In the end, Sweezy Gunner was an excellent surprise, its only real limits are likely caused by the program used to create it. Even if you're not a fan of typical bullet hell games and their no holds barred difficulty, I would recommend you give this one a shot; you will undoubtedly enjoy your time with it, and the difficulty is right on the money with a casual, albeit frenetic experience that anyone can enjoy.
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21 of 28 people (75%) found this review helpful
15.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 6, 2014
Fun as hell! Awesome design! Looks, plays and sounds great, what a debut game from Windybeard Games, definitley one to keep an eye on! Big thumbs up and highley recommended, alot of game for the money!
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13 of 15 people (87%) found this review helpful
16.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 5, 2015
If you like arcarde games and drum and bass, this game is awesome.
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12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 23, 2014
A harmless and fun shoot 'em up with character progression, it's challenging at times but nothing too hardcore. You can die without losing the last half hour of progress which is makes the game more appealing to players who aren't looking for arcade style shoot 'em up titles.

The visuals and soundtrack both complement the game especially with the contemporary score maintaining an upbeat vibe throughout the game. There are a lot of fun upgrades to buy and quests offered by merchants throughout the levels which add some much welcome flavor to the genre.
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 12, 2014
I love this game! It is very simple to get used to, but I'll be damned if it doesn't get challenging. My fiance has looked at me sideways as I throw tantrums at my screen after I've died during a long and nerve racking, nail-biting boss fight. Sometimes even just making your way to the well scatted stores is a mission in itself, but for some reason having to chomp through hordes of enemies that are attacking you from every perceivable angle does not wane in fun value after you have left that area and come back to it again.

The graphics are clean, smooth and lovely to look at. The environments maintain a lot of diversity which makes stumbling upon new areas always exciting. Unlocking upgrades and the way in which you do is very fun and satisfying. I can't be the only one to start salivating when I come accross a giant heart!

The boss fights are AWESOME to say the least. There's so much happening, I must say this game has given me better hand-eye coordination because I slowly get better at dodging bullets (slowly).

You will die a lot, swear a lot (this is the first game that has actually made me scream out loud, lol), you will smile a lot and possible feel psychopathic.

Overall I give this game a 9/10 -- 1 point off for the lack of story, which isn't at all necessary to enjoy the game, but that would complete it. I also understand that controller support is in the works, so keep that in mind if you're considering this game! I think that would make it a hell of a lot better, which seems impossible!
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 7, 2014
This is a short review of this game. I touch areas minimally, and this is mostly an opinion.

For a game that seemed so simple on the outside, It's great. It's a beautifully made game about running in and shooting the hell out of anything that moves. The graphics are well done, the mechanics are nice, the sound in this game is catchy and enjoyable, and offers a challenge to overcome the barrages of bullets and enemies. This game is great and all, However there are things that I don't like.

I happen to be a person who likes to 100% games with achievements and all, and having to go back and forth through multiple areas multiple times just gets painful. I forget that I am indeed able to die, and just run through like I'm god, forgetting about my gun and shield. I have also found a few glitches here and there. Once, I was able to go on the water at the beginning, before I had the ability to, accessing an area I shouldn't have been able to otherwise. I also managed to get myself glitched in the wall at the third boss. Not able to die, teleport or go back, I had the reset, doing the entire place again as well as the boss. That ♥♥♥♥♥♥ me off a lot.

Overall, this game is still great, the music and graphics are colourful, and the game mechanics are nice. There are minor annoyances, but they aren't game breaking.
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3.6 hrs
Posted: October 2
Cannot recommend this game.
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Anax of Rhodes
0.1 hrs
Posted: September 6
Few options, menus hard to navigate, slow gameplay, stuttering movement. There are plenty of pros (artstyle, powerups, Legend of Zelda-style exploration), but they don't outweigh the cons.
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1.2 hrs
Posted: August 11
only played this game for a hour or so but i really like it!
Bullet hell with overworld nice upgrades and those like me who love dubstep and drum n bass the soundtrack is nice also :)
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4.1 hrs
Posted: July 28
It's O.K. I'm pretty neutral on this. The pacing seems a bit slow for someone who's played a lot of top down shooters/bullet hell games. It seems well polished, but it might not be for you if you like faster paced games.
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1.3 hrs
Posted: June 16
A very solid game, suprised for how cheap this was how much fun can be had.

Started the game up to idle cards tbh while bored, and ended up playing for a solid hour:)

Havent gone back recently, but really enjoyed my time with it.
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15.6 hrs
Posted: June 7

now what have we got here?
A really little pearl in the big sea of Indie Games.

Sweezy Gunner, i tell you, that was love at first sight.
Beeing an old school gamer of the era of C64 and the awesome Amiga 500, i have seen many, maaaany games.
I remember it was an rainy monday, having holiday for a week, i was looking in the List of Mondays Sales of the week.
Looking and looking i saw that file. Cheesy Gunner. Okay i was sleepy, so ... sorry for reading wrong.
Yes, that name reminds me of the old era and i had a look at it.
Believe me, it WAS love at first sight because the Gunner looks so awesome. Great Design.
So i paid, was it 0,50 Cent, something like that and that was the beginning of a REALLY addicted friendship.

Starting with the game, okay using mouse and keys, i was suprised how easily it was to get into the gameplay.
Driving the Gunner with the keys in all directions, aiming and firing at the targets with the mouse in all directions at the same time. No limits, except the low weapons at the beginning. But hey the Cheesy .... ehm ... Sweezy Gunner can be upgraded and that must be earned. Believe me, the Gunner has some nice weapons that will bring fun, but it has no no no Kitty Bombs. *sniff*

So you start at your ship and go from one part of the card to another. Fire all that moves, because if it moves it can hurt you. Baaaadly. You know what? This game reminds me, from the style and mechanics of the good old Super Nintendo Zelda. Go from card to card, rise up, get more hearts and defeat one Big (And i mean REALLY BIG) Boss after another, getting also cool upgrades, to reach places from before, that were blocked with some kind of walls or other obstacles.
Well, your Gunner is not a smart guy with a sword and a shield. This one goes by 2 great wheels, a plated body and a biiiig gun.

Sweezy Gunner is a great Bullet Hell game, with a very nice rising of the difficulty level. This Game is fair ... well at one point not, but that is my opinion, i tell you at the end. Where was i ... ah yes, this game is fair und gives you a lot of fun. All you have to do is to pay simple 3.99 cent (Or less, look at sales).
I played so many games, that are more expensive and so many dind`t gave me the fun that Che... Sweezy Gunner gave me. I remember how i was addicted to get all the achievements, to rise the Gunner and to reach the next boss.
Yes i got through i got all the achievements and was happy .... but stop!
Looking at the achievements i saw 4 new achievements. Challenge achievements. Okay, i said. Doing it, earning it, getting! You thought so. These Challenging Levels are hard as hell. And now i get my opinion from before, you remember my words. Fairness? Woah that Levels are, in my opinion, so unfair, but they can be done. Looking at global Achievements, they can be really done, but the danger of a rage quitt is really high.
So i`m still sad, not to have that awesome game in my 100% List....
Dear Windybeard, thanks for that awesome game, but don´t meet me in the Dark saying CHALLENGE LEVELS, :)

Anyway at last, if you like this kind of Retro Games you`re really in. Great price, great Gameplay, great music, great design and also a chance of Ragequitting (Challen&%$§$%&&&) if you need this.


I want more. What about a second part, dear Windybeard. :)
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3.1 hrs
Posted: May 17
Sweezy Gunner is a game that I recommend because:
- is a method to banish boredom
- it has a good price
- it is indie
- it has action
- it has trading cards

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Piazano: I'm a Faggot
1.4 hrs
Posted: April 21
less than a minute in and there is sexapeal. You're a hot beach babe in a gun robot killing everything on a planet.
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Nineteenth & Mia
0.2 hrs
Posted: March 22
Spent a lot of time offline with this game on my laptop, decided to transfer files over to the PC... and presto.
Lost the files. Lost the time put into the game. Lost the ability to actually run the game in a window.
I have a 1360 x 768 screen, so I tend to run every game WINDOWED. Something that I can't do anymore since the update.

Yeah, this is a bit late but I've been combing through my library after trying to run half the crap I purchased a while back and I'm not happy.
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3.0 hrs
Posted: March 20
A free roaming shmup with very simple but smooth gameplay (control with wasd and shoot with mouse), simple but clean art style, very old-school early 2000s indie shmup soundtrack (you'll remember those days with the soundtrack, really), and roguelite/rpg parts (collecting gold to buy upgrade for your ships, billions things to grind, quests to collect 50 bear asses).

Basically, simple, but solid. Cheap as well.
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