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 (146 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
20 of 21 people (95%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 12
What a game!! Superb graphics & game play, great music too - very addictive, well done Windybeard Games!!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 7
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 pissed 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 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 30
Mosrly better game ever with such a wonderful SOUNTRACK!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 25
Controlling the Gunner can be a bit sticky, as he tends to get caught on things at the worst time, but other than that, this is definitely a must try for fans of bullet hells and with a bit of a Metroidvania-Lite twist!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 12
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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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 5
The good:
Holy cow is this addicting! Like METH. Very fun unique indie game! Normally the market is saturated with indie garbage because apparantly it takes very few votes to get even the stupidest dog crap released, but this one I find to be very addictive and fun. I can't stop playing. It's always "okay one more screen then I am done!" The sound is alright and the game runs smooth, the enemies are neat, and some of the stage graphics remind me of Zelda on SNES. What makes the game though is the music. So far I have only heard two or three songs but they are the reason the game is fun. Without the ♥♥♥♥♥in techno blasting, it would be a completely different game. The upgrade system is also fun.

The bad:
Went to take a dump and came back to find that it is the type of game that lets the screensaver come on. That's fine, but then the game froze and thankfully I was able to alt+f4 out. But I can't imagine how much time I just lost. Hopefully not much because I can't remember when last I saved.

Don't leave this game. Sit and play it until you are done unless you like games crashing. 7/10
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
11.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 2
steam : Do you recommend this game?
me : yes
steam : really ?
me : yes
steam : why do you recommend this game ?
me : because this is an awsome game :D
not hard and not easy .
the game so much fun , looks good and crazy as hell !
the game is perfect !
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 30
Pretty good simple Smash TV style fun. The single flaw is slightly long screen transitions that break up the flow, but other than that - pretty smooth.
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6 of 10 people (60%) found this review helpful
10.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
This is an interesting "arena" metroidvania twin-stick(?) type shooter. You are the Sweezy Gunner who has crash landed and must make your way through the world to get to the other side of your ship to leave. The story doesn't make much sense. You move through the screens killing enemy's getting power-ups and money which you can use to purchase upgrades. After a while you come to a dungeon where you do the same. At the end of each dungeon is a boss who bestows a special ability that allows you access to places you couldn't go before: water tires, a dash ability, lava tires, etc.

The controls are unique. It is a twin stick type, but you can't use a controller. You have to use the keyboard for movement and the mouse to aim. I tried using the Pinnacle control to map the controls, but the aiming bit didn't work well. When the aiming recticle gets to the edge of the screen, the screen shifts position. With the mouse you can make the adjustments easily; with the controller - not so much. I didn't care for the controls because when I play the aiming recticle is too far from the action. When there is tons of bullets, gold and monsters on the board it can be hard to see where it is.

I enjoyed playing this game, but I can not recommended it. In my mind, there are better games out there.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 20
For the current price of £2.79 I can recommend this game. It's a top-down shooter with elements of bullet-hell. Although it can get quite tough at times, I found the difficultly challenging but not to the point of being infuriating or excessively hardcore.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
32.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 19
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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 24
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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 24
Fun little game!
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
Great game but ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ save system. After you beat the rainbow pig make sure to save manually because theres no autosave.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
9.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 10
Absolute gem of a game. Not exactly sure how I found this but very glad I did.

Bonus: I love drum & bass!!
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
12.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
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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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 6
Highly recommend Sweezy Gunner. It is basically an action/adventure game like Zelda only with a focus on bullet weapons.

Think of it like a Shmup/Bullet Hell game mixed with Zelda and you would have the basic idea.

There are even pieces of hearts to collect to increase your maximum health. You can also collect cards that drop from monsters and after you collect enough cards you will unlock a badge you can buy with the money you collect. Badges do different things, like increase movement speed, increase shot power, increase damage, etc.

One thing I have enjoyed besides the gameplay is the music. Has a great electronic/dubstep soundtrack to it. Some people may not like this, but I happen to enjoy that style of music.

The game does not seem like it will take a super long time to beat but there are challenges and survival modes to give the game more replayability. I would have liked to have seen maybe a proceduraly generated world map so it would be different each time you played.

Overall I would give Sweezy Gunner a solid 8/10. Considering the cheap price, there is no reason not to pick up this great game.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
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!

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

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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36 of 41 people (88%) found this review helpful
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 6
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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32 of 36 people (89%) found this review helpful
19.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 6
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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