RADical ROACH is a fast paced shoot em’ up, set minutes after nuclear hell falls from the sky engulfing all but a few tough little bugs.
User reviews: Mixed (459 reviews)
Release Date: May 16, 2014
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Recommended By Curators

"For a game about bugs, it is noticibly less buggy than the majority of so called "triple A" games. Which is sad, sinec I was looking for bugs."

Reviews

“Challenging game, terrific soundtrack”
7.3/10 – 3rd-Strike

“RADical Roach is a lot of fun, it's a charming and interesting game”
7.6/10 – Gamer Headquarters

About This Game

RADical ROACH is a fast paced shoot em’ up, set minutes after nuclear hell falls from the sky engulfing all but a few tough little bugs. Play as the super little radiated roach with new found powers, get to safety before the army of fleas gets you.

*BE WARNED* THIS GAME IS HARD!!!

Features

  • Controller support.
  • Fast paced shmup action in a cartoony world full of cute but deadly little bugs.
  • Venture four unique environments with diverse and challenging levels.
  • Spit through a huge variety of enemies and savage boss creatures.
  • Not easy for all gamers, fun but hard as hell.

Deluxe Edition Extras


  • Fully Remastered 19 Track Soundtrack.
  • 6 Exclusive Wallpapers in 1920x1080.
All the music from the game has been fully remastered. Every tune from every level has been lengthened into full a track and polished from the ground up.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7, Vista
    • Processor: Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9.0 Compatible
    • Hard Drive: 350 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Generic Sound Device
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7, Vista
    • Processor: Quad Core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9.0 Compatible
    • Hard Drive: 350 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Generic Sound Device
Helpful customer reviews
47 of 61 people (77%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 10, 2014
I love SHMUPs, but this is not a good one.

The levels are all the same, with tons of enemies just thrown at you in a seemingly never ending barrage. There's no real enemies formations or anything - just a lot of enemies flying at you constantly.

Also, there's no powerups.

The game just feels...boring
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26 of 39 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 17, 2014
Radical Roach is an extremely difficult horizontal shooter. As you probably would've guessed you play a cockroach in a nuclear wasteland in which you're suppose to shoot all the other bugs flying around.

The greatest thing about this game is probably the art, which is absolutely beautiful, too bad the gameplay is pretty straightforward (litterally). It's a shame the developers didn't create a different kind of game with the same graphics and creativity.

I'd recommend this game only to the hardcore horizontal shoot 'em up fans.

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14 of 18 people (78%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 23
Dozens of games just like this one are for free...
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 15
Looks like those free idiot flash games you play for free in any website
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 22
Epic crap.
First the game crash my PC when i ran it..........and later it was only worse. ;_;
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
0.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 28
I can't say that this is a good game at all, unfortunately. While the art is charming in its own way, and the music may be to your liking... that's about all this game has going for it. Not quite sure if the music really fits the game either, but to each their own. The gameplay is uninspiring, to be honest - there are much better Bullet Hell and Shoot 'Em Up games around. The weapons, abilities, and enemies are all extremely limited.

The Main Menu should be pretty important to a game, right? Well, I've had issues with it locking up, and it's all just a mess - it's far harder to navigate and use than it has any right to. This is compounded by the Options - not even the ability to turn off the music and sound effects? Pretty poor...

The value, or the lack thereof, of the Trading Cards (1 gem or 4 cents at the time of writing) mean that even Trading Cards don't really make the game worthwhile.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 26
The art style is pretty good, but despite being a almost bullet hell, it has a drawback: there are no powerups. You'll have 2 abilities that you can use, but only once. You can regain them by completing the level, so I advice you use them sparingly.

One is a laser that has a wide radius and can kill anything it touches, and another is a shield (?).

Along the game, the game has a pretty good soundtrack that has that 1980's feel to it, so in rating of controls, gameplay, music, & difficulty, I'd give it a overall 8/10.

Oh, forgot I left the difficulty part out: you only got 3 to choose from, not bad right? WRONG! You only get to choose hard, hard, and hard!
http://youtu.be/2pZyGR7rJF8
Good luck with that one!! (No seriously... go under options if you get the game.)
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9 of 14 people (64%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 23
+It's like one of this reflection-japanese-games
+Funny Artwork & nice Idea with the Bugs
+Playable with controller

-No sound-options
-you need to finish a level or quit (no freeze-pause)

8,8/10 If you like challenge your reflex
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10 of 16 people (63%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 11
Not Rad

'RADical' ROACH is just not very enjoyable. I somehow made it through the first two levels, and recently opted to run it for a little over an hour today to just get the trading cards (which are worth next to nothing in money and gems).

I'm thankful I only paid 17 cents for this, thanks to a bundle.

2 of 5 stars, since it at least has cards, and an interesting art style. But not worth a purchase by itself.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 26
This game is ridiculous. All you have to do in the first 3 levels is hold down the down arrow key to win.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 29
I adore the idea of a radiated roach in a post-nuclear world, graphics are really charming and I love the title. Unfortunately, that's it for me. The game feels... tiresome, monotonous and unnecessarily difficult. I don't feel any incentive to keep playing, and I feel like it's all one big mess made out of a very interesting idea. A shame, really. And the lack of sound settings is really irritating.
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12 of 22 people (55%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 18, 2014
Barely have any options, the story isn't that good, and what you have to do, just press down the button and be happy, no difficulty at all... If you bought it, i'm sorry for you.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 6
This game is the work of Satan.

Ah, where to begin... it all started when this game was free on IndieGALA and I thought 'Hey, it's free can't hurt to get right?' Well... it most certainly hurt.

So what's wrong with it?
Well... the ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ 'one hit kill' obstacles? Endless array of ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ty roaches flying in your face to the point where you cannot aim or dodge them consistently? Gun wielding roaches? Terrible level design? Not enough health? The skybox is a gradient? This list goes on.

I cannot begin to fathom how much I hate this game. I literally felt sick and gagged twice because this is so ♥♥♥♥ing annoying. It gave me the worst headache and cramp in my finger from having to constantly mash WASD with no braincells to back them up, because no person's brain can process the amount of cluster♥♥♥♥ that hits your screen. Leading on from that, the back of my eye essentially melted. It felt like the game placed a Bunsen burner on the back of my retina for two hours in the name of 'science'.

So why'd you play it if annoyed you so? Trading Cards Nononono!! That was the original reason but I felt a determination within me. The more I played the game, the more I felt sorry for our little protagonist. I didn't feel sorry for the fact it was being attacked by terrible antagonists and ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ enemies. No... I felt sorry for it because this insect was the only one willing to stand up against the diabolical developers. Each time I'd hear his little 'Zooooooo' upon death, it ripped my heart in half. This poor little thing, did not deserve such an existence. It was brought into the world to suffer. Nothing more, nothing less.

Why? Why would you make such a game? The only concept is to endlessly torture a little lonely insect whom is controlled by someone raging and crying over the fact that they 'JUST HIT THE ♥♥♥♥ING BICYCLE WHEEL, EVEN THOUGH IT WAS BLOODY DODGED, WITH A SHIELD TOO!' The fact is... no one can defend this poor little creature. No one can defend against amazingly overpowered gun wielding purple cockroaches, whilst having spikes on the map that when touched with an iota amount... kills you.

To rap up this 'review':
I GOT IT FOR FREE AND STILL THINK IT'S OVERPRICED, DO NOT-- I REPEAT, DO NOT BUY THIS GAME. DO NOT ACCEPT THIS GAME AS GIFT! DO NOT EVEN LOOK AT THE GAME'S STEAM PAGE AGAIN! 'But wait, I already have it in my inventory, how do I remove it?' Delete your Steam account.

'Hang on, what am I supposed to take from this review?' 'This game is the work of Satan.'

Thank you and goodbye my little insect protagonist friend, hopefully someone will conquer this game and give you justice you truly deserve.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 19
this game is terrible.!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 26
This game is really bad. The only reason I have any time at all in this game passed 2 minutes is for card drops.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 26
Definitely not. The only good thing about this piece of ♥♥♥♥ is steam trading cards.

No reccomend

~Robert Khalidov
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 28
1-The options menu has 4 on/off switches for random stuff (like Vsync .. pretty sure they just put it in there because it's common to see Vsync in an options menu -_- ) But no switches for audio/sound/music. So, if you wanted it to run in the background till you got all the cards , it'll annoy the ♥♥♥♥ out of you with the "Roach-friendly but anti-human soundtrack" because you can't mute it -_- (unless ofcourse you mute the whole application from volume mixer) .
2-Unskippable/meaningless cutscenes .. ( also pretty sure, they added cutscens with random words in them just cuz cool games have cutscens ... )
3-A "game" that you'll even regret getting for free ...
4-Felt like everything in the "game" had a sign that said : "I was made with the least effort possible , enjoy ! :)".
Freaking Annoying "game" .

P.s : I may be OVER-Annoyed by this game , but they seem to have worked hard on combining several annoying things in a very sloppy piece of work .
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 29
This game game my computer AIDS.

Literally nothing works right since trying to farm for cards. 10/10 poorly optomized.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 23
That game is something special...
♥♥♥♥d up alot ,,,, but in a special way...
I have roaches in my apartament , they arent as special as this game.
This game ... its special
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 24
If diarrhea could be a game, this would be the S H * T.
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