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Dash across Scenic Locations destroying bug like creatures called the Flanx using 6 Unique Attacks that include Massive Terrain Deformation and High Speed Barrages of Energy Blasts! Caster is an intense 3rd person action shooter experience with pulse pounding music that will keep you wanting more! Massive terrain deformation!
Release Date: Jan 7, 2009
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“It's your pathway to total power and you’ll love blasting your way through every second of it.”
Mike Rose

About the Game

Dash across Scenic Locations destroying bug like creatures called the Flanx using 6 Unique Attacks that include Massive Terrain Deformation and High Speed Barrages of Energy Blasts!
Caster is an intense 3rd person action shooter experience with pulse pounding music that will keep you wanting more!
  • Massive terrain deformation!
  • Use strategy to destroy hordes of bugs with a variety of unique behaviors and attacks
  • Bring trees back to life and collect energy to purchase upgrades
  • Upgrade your skills to run on water and jump hundreds of feet into the air
  • Pulse pounding music by Trance Emerson
  • 3 levels of play (Casual, Normal, and Extreme)
  • 2 playable characters
  • 6 unique attacks

PC System Requirements

    • OS: Microsoft Windows XP, Vista
    • Processor: 800 MHz or better
    • Memory: 64 MB
    • Graphics: 16 MB Graphics Card (GeForce 2 or better)
    • Hard Drive: 32 MB Available Space
    • Sound: DirectX® Compatible
    • Input: Xbox Controller supported

Mac System Requirements

    • OS: OS X version Leopard 10.5.8, Snow Leopard 10.6.3, or later
Helpful customer reviews
8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
202 products in account
32 reviews
1.4 hrs on record
It's a quirky and fun, fast paced game where you have to destroy creatures called "The Flanx" because they are evil.
To defeat these Flanxers, you can sprint really fast, jump super high and can use 6 weapons, all with their own abilities.
One weapon, destroys the landscape and one weapon adds land. This makes terraforming a great part of the game.

However, it would be wrong in this case, half of the weapons are pure ♥♥♥♥ in terms of usability. Even in the levels where you get a new weapon, you can easily use another. I've, for example, never used the Stun weapon and just blasted and destroyed so much land, that I bet I would get Greenpeace or such at my back.

The campaign is also really short unless you really want a perfect score but what would that even be?
You could be finished with the first campaign in about 30 minutes to an hour. There are 2 campaigns and possible even user-made content.
Additionally, half the levels are pretty repetitive.

Does this all makes the game bad? No. It's a nice game if you want some quick action and when it's on sale, it's certainly nice to possibly buy. Just don't expect something big however.
Posted: March 14th, 2014
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
172 products in account
7 reviews
0.8 hrs on record
Something is wrong with the Mac version. I have a Mac book Pro with Retina display. It does not allow you to press the tabs below a certain height on the screen so rthe game is unplayable right now.
Posted: March 22nd, 2014
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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
139 products in account
4 reviews
1.2 hrs on record
Dated and Unengaging

Caster feels, in every way, like a game I might've rented for Nintendo 64 back in the day and completely forgotten about by the time the weekend came to an end.

Clocking in at about an hour, the game is incredibly brief and simplistic--loosely guided by a storyline so insufficient it's difficult to understand what is actually going on, you dash across barren landscapes for a couple of minutes to fulfil what is usually one of two objectives: kill all flanks on the map or collect all energy balls on the map.

The energy balls act as a currency enabling you to upgrade your shield, dash and jump abilities, as well as your arsenal of six weapons, which along with the rudimentary environmental deformation adds a little variety to the game. Regardless, I solely used the Blast weapon throughout the first campaign because none of the others ever offered any advantage. The second, shorter campaign simultaneously makes Caster more interesting and frustrating, posing more thoughtful objectives and stronger enemies yet forcing you to use useless weapons such as the Seeker, whose supposedly "seeking" missiles hit their target about 10% of the time.

Frankly, this game wouldn't have made it past the bargain bin back on the Nintendo 64, and thus it's embarassing to see such an incredibly amateurish product released in 2009, indie or not, at the laughable price of 4.99. The fact that the second campaign still leaves you with a "to be continued" message, five years on, is telling of the fact that Caster has likely been abandoned, and rightly so.
Posted: April 18th, 2014
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2 of 6 people (33%) found this review helpful
303 products in account
4 reviews
0.2 hrs on record
Very repetitive and somewhat boring.
Posted: April 2nd, 2014
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0 of 3 people (0%) found this review helpful
108 products in account
1 review
6.5 hrs on record
this game doesnt have mlg swagtastic grafics that most children want, but if you can look past that the gameplay is amazing !!!!
Posted: March 4th, 2014
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15 of 19 people (79%) found this review helpful
509 products in account
36 reviews
0.9 hrs on record
Behind the very muddy and dated graphics, there's a fairly fun, fast paced game that does a lot things that are deemed unplayable everywhere else, but feels so right in this game.
Posted: January 18th, 2014
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