You are NUX, sole survivor of the Nexon warrior tribe. The evil Silthax has invaded your home world of Nexolus, devoured your fellow Nexons and stolen the sacred power crystals from your village.
User reviews: Mostly Negative (36 reviews)
Release Date: Dec 26, 2006
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January 28

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About This Game

You are NUX, sole survivor of the Nexon warrior tribe. The evil Silthax has invaded your home world of Nexolus, devoured your fellow Nexons and stolen the sacred power crystals from your village.

Legend states that these crystals contain the power of life itself, and have protected your people for an eternity. They may even have the power to reverse the damage that the Silthax has done.

With your home in ruins and only your ship and your trusty blaster to protect you, here begins your final mission. Hunt down this vile creature, rid the galaxy of its evil and recover the power crystals!

Features:

  • 3 fun-filled game modes
  • Shoot, fly & explore on foot
  • Amazing claymation graphics
  • 4 planets to explore
  • 13 Action-packed levels

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7/8
    • Processor: Pentium® or AMD® 1.3 GHz
    • Memory: 128 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 32MB 3D Video Card
Helpful customer reviews
39 of 46 people (85%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 17
Best what this game offers is Steam cards. But even if you want to run it in background, you'll probably lose control of your mouse.
The rest of it is even worse.

VERDICT:
Run it only if you like to suffer.
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
7.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 13
Another Shoot 'Em Up game called 'Nux'.

I like the 'clay' graphics but other then that the game is really unstable. There are graphical glitches and sound only comes from the right speaker.

Could've been a nice shooter, get "platypus" instead.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 18
The good: The unqiue *clay* ghraphics.
The bad: this game is completly unstable.
Even worse than Platypus 2. Get Platypus instead.
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15 of 27 people (56%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 16
The game tried to troll me, as the mouse cursor is not working in Alt+Tab.
While the cards were dropping I was playing Dark Souls, where you need no mouse.

10/10
Would troll the game again.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 22
Я искренне надеялся, что это игра по мотивам Безумного Макса
Никогда езё так не ошибался

I sincerely hope that this is a game based on MAD MAX: Fury Road
I`ve never been so wrong
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 3
You are supposedly NUX, the sole survivor of the Nexon warrior tribe. The evil Silthax, whoever they are, have invaded your home world of Nexolus, blah blah blah.... I learned more about the game from the description here than from playing it.

None of this is even mentioned in the game. There is no story. Just three levels of the same crap over and over again with nothing to even link them together.

The asking price is ridiculous, the game is ludicrous and the gameplay, if that's what it's called, is tedious.

Even if you managed to find this "game" selling for just 20 cents, it's not even worth the few cents profit you might make from the steam cards, as the electricity you'd waste running this game to get them is more valuable.


Nux sux.


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20 of 24 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 17, 2014
First of all, just like Platypus 2, all sound in Nux comes out of only the right speaker/headphone. I ended up turning my headphones up to max volume and placing them in front of the keyboard.

Now why did I play this for the hour it took to beat? I dunno. There are three games in here - a vertical sh'mup, a sidescrolling platformer, and a "lander". None of the three are very good.

Lander feels best, and looks the best. It's no wonder that most of the screenshot on the store page are of Lander levels. It is also absurdly difficult and the main reason I had to switch to Easy difficulty, and start the game "anew" from each unlocked planet to ensure I had enough lives. Don't expect to beat the game in an hour if you play on Normal - you'll have lots and lots of retries taking up your time.

And after beating the final boss you are treated to "The End" and dumped to the main menu. Then again, why have any cutscene when there's no story?
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20 of 25 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 22, 2014
The sound is only coming out of ONE speaker? I can't minimize the game to do something else on my computer without losing control of the mouse? It would be different if the game were decent in any way. It's not. It seems like someone made this as some sort of learning experiment. Pass on this.
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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 9
I thought it was a fun little game
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 6
Horrible Game
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7 of 17 people (41%) found this review helpful
13.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 17
Nux is a... uh... claymationish metroid-like game. Claymation-like graphics always have this creepy fascinating appeal, everything you shoot in this game is inorganic, claymation meteors, claymation bases etc. There are background elements involving astronauts and little aliens to make things prettier. The sound is basic and a little annoying in terms of quality but the music is varied enough. The repetitive sound of the blaster grates a little on the nerves. The game switches the play styles from level to level offering a precision landing mode and whatnot. Easy control scheme.

So to summarize, its an okay space based non violent, non bullet hell, strangely attractive, short, non buggy, game that would suit children best. It can be gotten for cheap if you know where to look as well, so I am not sure what all the negative reviews are about. Put it on easy and progress through the game by going to your latest unlocked world.
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1 of 6 people (17%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 17
The game offers a very unique graphic style where everything looks like made out of clay. It offers several types of gameplay like space ship shoot em up, platforming or that stuff where you have to maneuver a landing ship onto platforms and land it very softly. It gets pretty hard real fast but offers a lot of variety. Sadly the sound is broken so you will only hear mono and one ear will feel lonely
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3 of 12 people (25%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
For the amount of content and time spent playing (61 minutes) at the price that I got it at (on sale for about $1), this game far outranks a lot of movies and other games out there in the same genre (space shooter/platformer).

You basically get a platformer, a space shooter, and a lunar landar (physics-y type) game all wrapped into 1, with a creative art style that isn't used much - same as Neverhood and some others like Lume.

I am a fan of the other games done by the developer (Platypus etc.), so I am slighty biased, but it manages to stand alone, and is just the right length for a game of this type or it would run the risk of being too repetitive.

I'd give it about a 75% approval rating.

-Double Negative Reviews- Recommended!
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2 of 10 people (20%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2014
3 different classic game styles over each sub level make for a simple fun game. Not a great deal of lengivity in it but interesting to keep hearing the C64 music classics remixed as you go through each level, identifying the game each song is from. Whilst the music is remixed, it seems to be all in mono, which sounds a bit odd on headphones.
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1.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 25
Got it for the cards. Played these games when I was a kid forever ago. They(Nux, Platpus I and II) do look unique, but IMO Platypus is the only "good" game out the three. Recommending this game mainly out of nostalgia and cards, but with the game being minimized issue, I cannot really recommending it positively.

As a note to the devs- It'd be nice that when anyone has the game minimized the mouse should not be locked to a certain small area, so they can do other things on their pc while the game is minimized without any issues.

Also- Nux(-90%), Platypus(-80%), and Platypus II(-90%) were on sale for a week. $2.77=Price of purchasing games individually. $2.99= Price of buying them in a bundle. Usually buying the bundle is cheaper, but in this case it was not.
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