With a monster soundtrack, challenging gameplay and an impressive arsenal of weapons - Power-Up is the modern-retro styled Shoot-Em-Up from one-man game studio, Psychotic Psoftware.
User reviews: Mixed (162 reviews) - 59% of the 162 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Feb 27, 2014

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Reviews

“a classic of its time”
5/5 – XBoxer 360

“hours of fun (and frustration)”
8/10 – SA Gaming Portal

“reaches back to a respectfully nostalgic place”
10/10 – Sustainable Gamers

About This Game

POWER-UP is the modern-retro styled Shoot-Em-Up from one-man game studio, Psychotic Psoftware.

Spanning vibrant locations to a monster soundtrack, Power-Up thrusts you into battle with a diverse range of fighters, freighters and titanic level guardians. If you loved retro SHMUP classics like R-Type, Hellfire or Project-X, you'll get a kick out of Power-Up's slick, detailed visuals, challenging gameplay and impressive arsenal of weapons.


SYNOPSIS: The Earth is doomed! As you pilot the prototype fighter, Weapon-F through the debris of your vanquished escape shuttle you come to realise that you are the last human alive. You alone must take on the army of reptilian monsters responsible for the destruction of humankind. You alone must carry out your final mission... Revenge!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista
    • Processor: 2.40GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX drivers for HiDef graphics.
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 80 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Standard
    • Additional Notes: Compatible with the USB Xbox 360 GamePad.
Helpful customer reviews
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 4
It's not great, but it's not bad, it just feels very run-of-the mill and like it belongs on Windows XP Service Pack 1.
But the ability to switch through and power up individual shot types at will is definitely a plus. And I'm a softie for any shmup that lets you shoot backwards when needed. And being able to quickly lay down an entire curtain of slow-moving projectiles for enemies to run into... is WAY too satisfying.

And you know what? After all the other giveaway games and Dime Disasters I've gone through... this one's actually pretty fun after a long day of work. Nice job, Psychotic Psoftware. Nice job. (^u^)
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 8
I only played a little bit, basically until I died. Also, I got it for free - it's not the worst game I've played! A few key things are missing like a settings menu where you can set sound and music volume, and the controls are a bit weird and not customizable. But for the few minutes I played, I actually had fun. I skipped all the dialogue, so I cannot comment on the storyline. If you can get it for free or on sale, give it a try :)
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 6
Oldschool game and hard so not easy as a result this is a good game.
And you can get trading cards.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 28
It's cheap.
It's good enough.
It's worth the money.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 9
It`s a fun game to kill some time.
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