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!
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Mostly Positive (57 reviews) - 71% of the 57 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mostly Positive (4,020 reviews) - 79% of the 4,020 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Mar 19, 2009

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“Elecorn's done a superb job of creating an action game where you run, jump and hurl spells into a colourful 3D world”
Rock Paper Shotgun

“Caster is well-polished and it genuinely feels good to run around the game’s large 3d landscapes and blast them”
TIGSource

“It's your pathway to total power and you’ll love blasting your way through every second of it.”
Mike Rose

About This 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

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    • 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
    • OS: OS X version Leopard 10.5.8, Snow Leopard 10.6.3, or later
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Han Solo dies in Force Awakens
( 3.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
As a game, its not great but for its prices its not bad but not good. 3/10
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Knightgaunt
( 5.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
smooth mechanics
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Midori-Chan!
( 2.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
It's pretty good, it just looks horrible.
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ScTiger
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 18
Very lengthy but interesting storyline, great characters. Real tearjerker. Recommend to anyone who likes an emotional, serious and immersive experience. This game has some of the best graphics I have ever seen, and literally ran on a computer I was powering with an array of 10 potato batteries.

On the plus side, this is the only game you will be able to play after the zombie apocalypse.
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Shianelle
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 17
Maybe it's just me, but no matter what I did I could not get the game to show more than the top half of its screen. Extremely annoying. No adjustments could be made because I was unable to find a way to drag the screen up higher, and so could not change the resolution or settings as it was impossible to click the button to accept changes.
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Frezno
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 16
Not to shabby if i do say so myself, got this game cause of the videos, so now after i have played it, its a great game for what it is, worth the couple bucks for sure.
I see quite a bit of potential in this game as it could be so much more, Kindof make me think of MegaMan for some reason, and if it was would be awsome, an open world megaman is what this title reminds me of and could be... hmmm!!
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gauchi
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 15
Ok - i payed 37 cents for this game... and I'm thinking of getting a refund.

I have not found any story to talk about. The graphics look abysmal (especially the character - it has about 12 polygons... for the entire body)

At least, the game does not crash. But I could not play it to the end, since after some weapon upgrades, it simply stopped when I pushed any buttons. It continues when I release them, which is not very playable in a game that depends on keeping "fire" pressed all the time...
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OpTic FaZe
( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 15
This game could have given so much more. To give you an idea, I beat this game in 89 minutes, that's with exploring, and completing EVERY little objective this game has. As soon as I beat it I never touched it again. Here are some pros and cons...
Pros:
-The game is fun, and gives you a break from hardcore games.
-I've never really seen any other game like it, it's fresh.
-Easy to pick up, easy to play.
-Fun abilities, and once yo finish the level you don't have to leave. There was a couple of times where I kinda dicked around a lot, but it was fun.
Cons:
-The levels/worlds are not very expansive, it can take anyone not even 2 minutes to walk from one side to the other.
-The games levels also kind of seem unfinished, they made landscaping where they wanted you to go. Only one level was actually good, it was kind of a swampy level.
-Small variety in enemies.
Over all, this game was a bit rushed, or it was someones first project, I have no clue. If you have an hour or two to waste, buy this game, it's only $0.49.
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XI61YUPI-E SWAG BOOM
( 5.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 14
Caster-its very small indie-game but very nice for me!
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Progress_Weapon
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 12
This game is absolutely horrific. I don't feel the need to elaborate much, other than the fact that is, quite frankly, boring, and the controls are hideous.
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Shitstorm
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 12
did the game is 5 minutes lasted longer then a can of coke
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flanjam
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 11
did the game is 62 minutes lasted longer then a can of coke
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Vatzfu
( 3.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 7
Out of boredom I used the last coins in my wallet to buy this game, at first I was thinking it would be a terrible mistake, ironically, this game has potential, and got me playing it for 2 hours 'till I found it's end.
The spells at their first levels aren't that interesting, but after farming those trees for a bit and unlocking more powerful levels, I found out that it's incredibly fun to blow several enemies with that acid blast spell while jumping several feet high and creating a massive hole on the ground at the same time. I think the development should continue, and maybe in the future this game can earn a sequel, or a revamp in these graphics, because it's really worth it. So to sum it up, I love this precious mini-game, but I'd love to see the full version of it.
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Kyle
( 6.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 7
It's great, but i wish that the developers would make more levels
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thatfox.exe
( 22.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 7
This game can be moded but theres NO comunity! :(
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loliambored
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 6
Eh... its alright.
Worth ye money if you bought it for 76% off...

But you get EXACTLY What you pay for, And nothing more, trust me.
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Hyproxplays
( 2.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
buys game for 2 cent
gets steam cards for 12 cent
make 10 cent profit
didnt even try the game at all
11/10 would get free money again
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KeyCaster
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
This game is fun and entertaining! I have to agree that the graphic look like they should be on the playstation 1,but Hye my Username is KeyCaster so I think that this game was meant for me.Literally.So I got it played it....Its great buy some cons but this game gets a 7.5/10.Good.But I recommend buying it when it is on sale.49 cents like wow.talk about cheap.But it would be worth if you payed full price as well.
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SKT Faker
( 2.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
Very unique and fun shooter. The music and gameplay made the experience fun, what ruined the mood was that its sort o not finished.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
5 of 10 people (50%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 4
buys game for 2 cent
gets steam cards for 12 cent
make 10 cent profit
didnt even try the game at all
11/10 would get free money again
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 90 days
14 of 16 people (88%) found this review helpful
14 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 23
It's kind of like lime Tostitos chips. You're not sure if you like them or not but you keep eating them anyways.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 20
The game itself has some pros and cons...

Pros
Funny gameplay
Really entertaining
With all upgraded its really fun to play
Relaxing
You can change the world with Your skills

Cos
Sometimes it gets repeative...
And boring after 2 hours.

I've seen people with 40 hours on, and yeah, it's ok.
Some people like this type of games. I think I did only 1 Episode and I was almost fully upgraded.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 24
Caster is a 2009 game that would have been a big hit on the Nintendo 64. I'm talking about the good old Rareware quality before Microsoft turned it into just plain Rare. In spirit the developer should earn a Miyamoto award! I think the developer was a senior programmer at Hidden Path Entertainment, they are known for games like CS:GO and Defense Grid 2.

Instead of writing a long review (which I may semi-do anyways ;P) I'd like to show some gameplay footage. From this hopefully you can deduce things like how quickly you can pass Caster and level of fun.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WX86f62yyFg
The game directory contents is quite interesting. It uses SDL (Simple DirectMedia Layer) and some other familiar DLL files. The assets are open to look at. For example the levels consist of two image maps. One for depth and one colour coded that represents the actual design. Essentially you could just create a level in Photoshop or Paint.

The biggest problem with Caster is that it freezes my PC randomly. It may have something to do with the graphics since the game works fine in safe mode. The only thing you can do is press the reset button on your PC when it happens since Ctrl + Alt + Del won't even work.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
14.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 28
Is this Japanese? This has to be Japanese. You shoot trees to get points! Why? Seriously, I want to know.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 13
Great game and especially great soundtrack! I´m just sorry because the very last chapter is not yet available, but I hope it´ll come some day!
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 9
Caster is a game that I recommend because:
- is a method to banish boredom
- it is indie
- it has action & adventure
- it has trading cards

Enjoy!
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 180 days
8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
just great game play! better than cod BO3 single-player :| !! im serious :|
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 23
Very cool game !!!
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14 of 23 people (61%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 24, 2015
While Caster can be fun some of the time, there's really no other value there. If all you want to do is spam overpowered weapons while sprinting around at mach speed, this is probably the game for you. But if you like your games with actual value in them, actual story, playability, difficulty, challenge or what have you, then look elsewhere, because Caster lacks all of those and then some.

The graphics are very outdated and the textures/models can be glitchy as they clip a good amount, but even if they don't they're still not pleasant to look at. The character isn't even aesthetically pleasing and that's the one thing you have to stare at the entire game. Not to mention his/her face is just down-right creepy at some angles. The balancing is dreadful, as you get a game-breaking weapon at about level two, and the difficulty spikes up and down more than a heart monitor. Also, once you max out your health and sprint ability (which can be done very early game, mind you), you can just sprint back and forth to avoid every projectile, while spamming you're broken weapon that shoots as fast as you can click (and if you're like me, that means it can be spammed at speeds that will melt bosses in no time).

So there's no balancing and the graphics are bad, what else? Well, the story is worse than both of those cons combined. The easiest way to describe the story is by saying that there just isn't one. You're a new recruit and you're sent on missions to combat what seems to be an evil creature-empire that's expanding and trying to take over the world(?). You go place to place and just clear each level, there's no more objectives than that. Also, there's only like two themes of levels, and they're repeated over and over.

Later game you run into a few levels that are almost impossible given the game's engine, where you have to keep a small ship out of the water even though it goes way faster than you can terraform the ground in front of it, and a boss battle that just drags on so long no matter how much damage you deal per second, and you just have to spam and dodge for like five minutes straight. The game is also very short.

And last but not least, the developer decided to incorporate a destructible environment... everywhere. Weapons that deal a little bit of area damage will also chip away at the ground on every level, so if you max out your weapon and you're spamming like hell (as is the custom) the ground will basically meltdown out from under where you're aiming. It breaks the map and it breaks the game, even though it was already broken from all the other previously mentioned problems.

When it's all said and done, I would not recommend the Caster to- well, anybody. The only reason it's not getting a 1/10 is because sprinting back and forth at mach speed while spamming your blaster like you have some sort of turrets is actually quite enjoyable in a weird way. So because I ran into a little bit of fun there, I give Caster a generous 3/10. That being said, do not buy this no matter what, not only because you'll waste money, but mostly because you'll just waste your time. I got it on sale for pocket change and I feel like I still got ripped off.

3.4/10
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 11, 2015
8/10 - Sonic with a gun

This game is really fun. I was suprised to be honest. The movement theme is similar to sonic, but you also have a gun to kill enemies. Different upgrades, boosts, enemies and bosses makes this game pretty addictive quick. Easy to pick up controls and the game is pretty rewarding so far.

Worth the full retail price of $3!

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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
471.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 11
Pretty recommend this game.

Lots of skill upgrades,
Lots of maps to download,

Really funny to play!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 22, 2015
It's pretty bad. Well, it's ALRIGHT.

But it's fun in the least :D

Only wait for it to be a few cents though, NOT FULL PRICE.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
Never have I been so excited to run and shoot things in my life.

For those who want the short and simple review, Caster is fun. Alot of fun. Get it.

For those who like to read:
Caster is an overall great game, but it has its ups and downs. The colorful array of powers and the interesting #D terrain makes for a great experience.
I especially enjoy the fact that I was able to play with a controller, as it requires a little more skill.

What KILLS me about this game is the general lack on contect. I was able to complete the game within in an hour on its normal dificulty. Graphics wise there is alot to be desired, but that's just me being picky.

All in all I give it a 7/10, definitely worth playing considering its price.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
17.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 17
I'm leaving this game!
Although i enjoyed but tired to wait for more rounds. Wait sucks !
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8 of 15 people (53%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 12, 2015
There's a fine line between between bad and awful.
Games like this are a cancer; spreading across steam.
The only redeeming feature is it's low price.
Don't waste your time with this steaming pile of poop.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 16
I will say if it is 90%off, it should be worth the price.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 19, 2015
Recommended if you like a pokemon-like game (the text flashes at the bottom).

Story is kinda ♥♥♥♥♥♥.

7/10
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 12
A nice little game with graphics and gameplay from the good old PSOne days.
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