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!
User reviews: Very Positive (140 reviews)
Release Date: May 6, 2014
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July 28


For a limited time only, Sweezy Gunner is on sale with 50% off. Grab a copy while is cheap as chips! :D

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June 30

Sweezy Gunner - Challenge Mode - UPDATE RELEASED!

The Sweezy Gunner Challenge Mode has landed. Prepare yourself as these challenges are not for the faint hearted!

The objective is simple, collect the blue "Challenge Coins" and get to the exit pad within the time limit to complete the challenge. However it is not that simple, how does 1 slice of health and a buzzilion monsters sound!!!!

Do you have what it takes?


--------------------------------Update includes--------------------------------
Challenge Mode

  • 28 intense Challenge maps
  • 1 New zone type - The Oblivion Shard
  • 3 New monsters
  • 1 New Soundtrack (Oblivion Shard)
  • 4 New Steam Achievements

    Fixes and updates
  • Start Button is now "New Game"
  • AZERTY keyboard Support
  • Directional key support
  • Player options are now saved
  • Dash skill revised - To dash you hold the Shift key and press the desired direction to dash, no more accidents!
  • Full Screen from startup
  • Skills now explained in the pause menu
  • Several little bug fixes

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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
    • Hard Drive: 150 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Any
Helpful customer reviews
17 of 17 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
What a game!! Superb graphics & game play, great music too - very addictive, well done Windybeard Games!!
Posted: October 12
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.9 hrs on record
Game is simple and the hand drawn graphics could be better, but the gameplay is great, my fingers are sore from holding down the WASD keys to move. Starts out easy enough, but gets hard quickly. I hadn't upgraded my gunner too much before facing the 2nd boss and couldn't beat him until I did. After that I realized the necessity for collecting the monster cards and buying all of the upgrades I could.

I'm a little over 60% complete with 6 hours recorded and enjoying this low priced gem, if you like 'twin-stick' shooters this is a lot of fun and easily worth your time and a few bucks.

I've now completed the game 100% so I wanted to do an update. The last 1/3 of the game is rather difficult and I think the developer found a good balance as the upgrades I earned were needed to beat the final boss but it wasn't crazy frustrating. I was able to beat most of the bosses on my first try but only barely and only after keeping my gunner upgraded.

The soundtrack is also solid and I found myself replaying the songs in my head at times. For a small developer I think the game is a solid contribution to my library.

I did skip on the challenges as I'm not a big timed mission fan and I didn't want to get frustrated and potentially sour the overall experience, but it's nice to see that feature provided so people could get more value from the game. It took me 10+ hours to beat the main game and I really enjoyed it so missing out on the extra challenges doesn't bother me.
Posted: October 4
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Nice, but i don't like it :lol:
Posted: October 9
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36 of 41 people (88%) found this review helpful
5.4 hrs on record
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
Posted: May 6
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32 of 36 people (89%) found this review helpful
19.8 hrs on record
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.
Posted: May 6
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30 of 39 people (77%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Great game with great power-ups!! It is open-world too! Now I'm happy that I voted for it! Would recommend to everyone!!
Posted: May 6
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20 of 27 people (74%) found this review helpful
15.2 hrs on record
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!
Posted: May 6
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16 of 20 people (80%) found this review helpful
6.6 hrs on record
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.
Posted: May 26
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
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.
Posted: May 23
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11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
7.4 hrs on record
Cute artwork, addictive gameplay, world class soundtrack.
Posted: May 7
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19 of 29 people (66%) found this review helpful
3.1 hrs on record
Easy , Fun , Addictive game! Worth buying!
Posted: May 6
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Yes, just like the screen shots, the graphics just serviceable really. However, the leveling up and quests mechanics made the game addictive as hell. Before I know it, 5 mins turns into an hour. Wow.
Posted: June 11
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10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
I Quite Like The Game It Brings Back Old Memories Except With A New Story
I Would Recommend This For Anyone Willing To Have A Fun Time With This Game
So Far I Like The Story And Will Try To Complete It In A Month Or Two
Posted: May 6
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
This one came as a big surprise for me cause I expected it to be a standard one dollar bin trash, but in fact it is quite enjoyable. It looks like some Amiga public domain game from the 90s on steroids. Decent shoot`em up, will surely keep you occupied for a few hours. Graphics is a bit childish so if you feel like a manly man play it when no one is looking ;)
Posted: June 10
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Addictive game, great and awesome design, totally worth the 4$.
Posted: May 9
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
4.5 hrs on record
Sweezy Gunner is a mix of a bunch of different genres that you never thought would go together. The game plays like a slower paced shmup, controlling your movement with the WASD keys and aiming your gun with the mouse. Combining this core gameplay with the structure of a Zelda game, featuring an overworld and a bunch of dungeons makes it pretty unique. There a bunch of upgrades for your character and although the game might start off feeling a bit slow, it's always throwing something new at you and upgrading existing abilities and gaining new ones feel great. The world opens up more and more and you gain new abilities to progress further. I definitely recommend this game to anyone that's looking for something that feels really unique.

Posted: May 14
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
This game came out of nowhere, and was a really pleasant surprise.

I have always been a fan of stuff like Robotron and SmashTV. Sweezy Gunner keeps true to the form of those games, with over 100 screens of enemy-filled, bullet hell goodness. Collect money from fallen enemies and use it to upgrade yourself at the shop. There's also a neat metroidvania element, as you get new powers from defeating bosses that allow you to access new areas of the map.

The Drum & Bass soundtrack is excellent, and the graphics are decent. The bosses look particularly good. You're also getting awesome bang for your buck: the game is relatively long, and at the asking price of $4, it's a steal.

A few more game, graphics (resolution for example), and audio options would be nice, and the character is unable to move diagonally against walls or barriers without stopping, but none of these issues are really game-breaking for me.

Recommend you check it out, good price and lots of gameplay.
Posted: May 6
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Awesome game. The music is amazing!!!!

Music: 11/10

Very addicting will play for quite some time honestly. Seriously though if the soundtrack is available... I will buy it.
Posted: May 6
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
9.6 hrs on record
Very fun and addictive game! Great power-ups, enemies and scenarios! Amazing soundtrack!
Posted: May 6
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Good indie game escpecially when looking to have a little fun, can run on any toaster and great gameplay and all other soughts of things!

Posted: May 7
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