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 (160 reviews)
Release Date: May 6, 2014
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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

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista,7,8
    • Processor: 1 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 150 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Any
Helpful customer reviews
24 of 29 people (83%) 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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12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 24, 2014
Game:
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

Pro:
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

Con:
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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16 of 21 people (76%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 26, 2014
okay I do recommend this game
one word its cool
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.7 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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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
16.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 5
If you like arcarde games and drum and bass, this game is awesome.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 7
This is one of my more favourite bullet hell games that I've played recently. Sweezy Gunner has a sort of open world feel to it. You have a gigantic map to explore with all sorts of enemies, dungeons and power-ups to pick up.

The main adventure looks to have about ten hours of game play at least, I've only been playing for an hour and a half an I am only 5% complete, you also have a challenge mode on top of that, and for the price you are paying, this is an absolute gem of a game.

You can pick up and play this game for five minutes at a time, the easy access save system makes this a very casual game that will keep you coming back for more.

100% recommend anyone picks this up.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 5
hard. ragemode. fun. unforgiving. gg. 8/10, you get what you pay for and more. if you also bought for $1.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
29.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 16
I really enjoyed this game. Nice graphics..smooth. I was a big fan of Robotron in the 80's, so
this seemed like my kinda game. I was right. I'm glad I bought it. Definately would
recommend this to any fan of shooters.

Quick FPS fingers are a plus++.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
12.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 4, 2014
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.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 30, 2014
ITS SWEEZY BABY! Wow. This is a real gem, especially considering the low low 3.99$ asking price. I had a coupon and got it for significantly less even.

This is a wonderful throw-back to old-school twin stick shootem-up gaming, only with character progression this time. Very satisfying bullet-hell gunfighting. Also has heavy MetroidVania elements!

Pros:
1. You will get WAYYYYY more hours out of this than the price merits
2. Awesome addicting twin-stick mayhem
3. Awesome soundtrack
4. MetroidVania elements all over

Cons:
1. No controller support... Yet
2. Graphic style turned me off at first, but now I am more ok with them. I think it is that there is no real theme to the enemies - one minute you are real-life birds and the next it is spiders BoI style, and yet later it may be weird robots


This is well, well worth the money.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 6
nice game من الالعاب الي تذكرني ب كمبيوتر صخر ... الله يا الدنيا العمر يركض
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 24, 2014
Fun little game!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 2
This is a multidirectional shooter with Zelda-like exploration and progression, similar to Zelda/Gauntlet clones from the 80s, especially ones made by Compile, but with more bullets on screen :) Very tight , fast-paced gameplay, decent 2D graphics, cool bosses, good sense of humour. Oh, and great synth music.
If you like shooting, dodging bullets, exploring and earning powerups you MUST buy this game even if it costs several times more than it costs now.
Having said that I must mention that, while being very enjoyable, this game is not perfect. For example:
  • No gamepad support. YES, this is a "dual-stick" shooter that has no support for "sticks".
  • You can't redefine keys, and the default layouts are not perfect for this game in my opinion. But don't get me wrong, its still a blast to play.
  • It crashes unexpectedly from time to time.
  • After 10 hours of gameplay it becomes somewhat repetitive, because it doesn't introduce new elements and most new enemies simply have more health, move faster and spew more bullets in wider patterns. Basically, even before reaching 50% you are starting to feel like you already got most of the enjoyment from the game and its time to wrap things up.
  • Bullets could be slightly more visible, some of the graphics could be polished more, minimap could be useful, etc etc..
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
32.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 19, 2014
It's a really fun and simple game (except for the challenge levels, if you're graving for some spicy sauce ;) )
I enjoyed playing it.
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34 of 38 people (89%) 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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30 of 39 people (77%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 6, 2014
Great game with great power-ups!! It is open-world too! Now I'm happy that I voted for it! Would recommend to everyone!!
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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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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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