Fire up your ray guns, crystal swords, and laser whips, and get ready for thrills and chills! With three incredible movie stars playing out decidedly B-level sci-fi exploits, Dick Starspeed, Scarlet Nova, and Robot will have you ready to jump off the side of the tower—right into adventure!
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May 16

Deadly Tower Original Soundtrack added to the game

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“'The Deadly Tower of Monsters' Is An Instant Videogame Classic”
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About This Game

The illustrious space explorer Dick Starspeed has crash landed onto the mysterious planet Gravoria. With his rocket ship out of commission and his trusty companion Robot nowhere to be found, he sets out to explore this new world and its hostile inhabitants.

In the midst of a battle between the good and evil factions of ape men, he meets the stunning Scarlet Nova, heir to the planet's tyrannical Emperor. Unwilling to follow her evil birthright, Scarlet tells Dick of the Emperor's atrocities... and never one to turn down a fight—or to turn down a beautiful blonde—Dick agrees to help overthrow her father's cruel regime!

After a chance reunion with the resourceful Robot, our heroic trio embarks on a fool's errand to topple Gravoria's greatest menace and restore peace to the planet once more. However, in order to accomplish this feat, they will have to ascend... THE DEADLY TOWER OF MONSTERS!


Filmed in the 1970s, The Deadly Tower of Monsters is an action-packed adventure, full of time-honored literary themes: the daughter versus the tyrant father, the planet full of innocent ape-creatures, the dashing space-age liberator, the robot companion, the tower full of treacherous mutations... A timeless classic for all ages!

Despite the film's low budget, director Dan Smith was able to craft an engrossing story about strange alien beings and titan-size monsters (sometimes filming without a script!). It is a thrill ride overflowing with elaborate weaponry, eye-catching special effects, lots of technological noises, and of course: plenty of explosions! For the first time in decades, this tour de force is coming to DVD, so a new generation can experience this sci-fi cult classic. Movie highlights include:

  • Laugh-a-minute director commentary! – Director Dan Smith lends his decades of industry know-how to deliver side-splitting anecdotes and insights on the film's production. You won't want to miss a single syllable from the genius mind behind this masterpiece!
  • Got vertigo? Too bad! – Experience the awesome verticality of the tower at every step of the journey, with wide-angle camera shots and impressive aerial stunts. Watch as our heroes fearlessly dive off the tower or glide effortlessly across chasms, all in search of hidden secrets and intergalactic glory!
  • Over half-a-hundred imaginative monsters! – Squid people, nukular ants, dinosaurs-gone-wild, giant blobs, robo-monkeys, and more are brought to life using state-of-the-art effects, including stop-motion, rotoscope, image compositing, and even some elaborate costumes covered in real fur! You and the family are guaranteed a good ol' time!
  • Ray guns, crystal swords, and laser whips. Oh, my! – At the heroes' disposal are a wide variety of weapons used to smack!, pow!, and ker-splat! their futuristic foes. Watch as our plucky protagonists collect hidden scrap metal pieces and upgrade their arsenal, right before your very eyes!
  • Did someone say, "Special powers"!? – I sure hope so, because this film's got 'em! From time-slowing vortexes to speed boots... Wait, what's that on the ground? Is that a bird? No, it's a land mine! These aliens are in for a bang, and so are you!
To get your hands on all of this—and more!—be sure to pick up The Deadly Tower of Monsters, the all-new single-player, action-adventure video game developed by ACE Team and published by ATLUS, releasing soon in early 2016.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz or AMD Athlon X2 4800+
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GTS 1024MB or ATI Radeon HD 5750/6670 1024MB
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10
    • Processor: Intel Core i5
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
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ParanoidAndroid
( 5.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 21
The Deadly Tower of Monsters is a wonderful subversion of pulp sci fi movies of yore.


The game is narrated by the (fictional) director of the (fictional) movie, The Deadly Tower of Monsters. Without a doubt, the strwength of this game, and the main reason to play it, is the tremendous ambiance and tone. The devs clearly have a strong affinity for cheesy, B-movie sci fi and boy does it show. From the VCR film grain to the not so subtle strings attached over pterodactyls, this game nails it’s aesthetic and hits it out of the park. It has cheesy one liners, an evil doctor, and a main hero named ♥♥♥♥ Starspeed. What more could you want?!


As far as the game itself plays, it’s perfectly serviceable, if nothing special. It’s your standard fare third person action game where you get two melee weapons and two guns. Your arsenal is varied enough that it keeps the game fresh but there are clearly ones that you should use (the flamethrower). In addition, there is a sizeable amount of enemies that you encounter each with increasing difficulty as you ascend the deadly tower. My main gripe would have to be the checkpoint system, it’s not great. Many times I was set back two or three confrontations earlier that led to somewhat tedious moments. Thankfully, this didn’t happen enough that it severely hampered my experience but it was definitely annoying.



The Deadly Tower of Monsters is a blast to play if you have any affinity towards The Twighlight Zone or old sci fi movies. This alone carries the game through its 5 hour runtime. If you have no connection to that setting, then the game may be a bit dull for you, however. That said, I am excited to see what this studio does next and would love a follow up to see what shenanigans old Dan Smith is up to.
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Canadian Bacon
( 2.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 13
Challenging

Its weirdness is not charming

Too much money for what it is. If the price was lower. the rating would be higher.

It's fun if you endlessly like to go through huge amounts of enemies.

5/10
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ivi1010111
( 15.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 11
So there is a big ♥♥♥ tower. Of Monsters. Of the evil Emperor. And you are climbing on it. For peace and freedom for the oppressed locals. But it's also a movie. A cheesy retro sci-fi one. On a low budget. So all the monsters are kind of pitiful stuntmen in funny suits. And there is a director's commentary track. All over the place.

You can also jump off the tower.

A twin-stick shooting rubber-face beating isometric movie-genre deconstructing fourth wall breaking skydiving hilarious little game. No procedural generation or other rogue-like stuff. For a change. (almost)No crafting either. Camera is a ♥♥♥♥♥ sometimes.
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cAtiVeriO
( 8.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 11
I really liked Ace Team's Zeno Clash I & II, since they brought something new, fresh and somewhat strage to the genre of first person beat em up games.
So I knew they could make great games. When I heard though, that they were about to make an homage to motion pictures of the early ages of film, I wasn't exaclty thrilled...
But this game is so much fun! It's story is silly, the characters are silly, the setting is silly. Everything makes you giggle and it's simply a feel-good-game. It's not particularly hard, nor very long. It's jumping, shooting, laughing and skydiving. Yes. That's it. And the thing this game does, it does really well. Even the use of achievements (I despise so very much) is done extremely well. Most of the achievements, you will have by the end of the game - each achievement gives you a "skill point" which you can spend, to obtain more health, power and so on.
Give this game a chance and you won't regret it. Big thumbs up for "The Deadly Tower of Monsters".
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alkah3st
( 4.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 10
This is such a fun game. It's extremely simple to play and extremely goofy. Where it shines is the director's commentary throughout, the silly monsters populating the Tower, and the cheesy retro scifi props/dialogue of the protagonists. I play mostly because I get a kick out of hearing the director's commentary. The music and the intentionally low-budget graphics just make me smile. Game's just charming, and it shows that the creator enjoyed making it. It does crash occasionally, which is annoying.
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<}RAT{> Dimebag
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 10
For the record, I grew up watching bad B-Movies. Also, I love MST3K. Finally, I've enjoyed director's commentary tracks since I got my first laserdisc (YUP! I'm old!) back in 1994. For me, this game fuses all of those things.

It's an isometric action shooter where players can swap between the two main characters of a horrible sci-fi movie. You face stop-motion dinosaurs, man-eating plants, talking (and acrophobic) apes, Sleestaks (not called that for obvious legal reasons), pterodactyls, squids, ants, and MORE! Oh, yeah... The movie's director keeps interjecting his own stream of hilarious banter, too.

Weapons are aplenty; you can have two melee and two projectile weapons on you at all times. The guns and truncheons are as goofy as the game's concept -- yet deadly.

There are also jet packs, teleportation abilities, etc.

I'm only about an hour into the campaign, and I've laughed out loud so many times! This game was lovingly crafted by devs who clearly enjoy the genre they're mocking. It's also a decent game on its own right.
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xris?
( 5.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 3
funny
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Guglielmo
( 3.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 3
This is a 2016 version of some of my favorite games for the PS 2 from way back: Champions of Norrath, Champions: Return to Arms, and X-Men Legends (I and II), and, to a far lesser extend, Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel. It's top-down hack-and-slash, loot fest action with light RPGS elements (loot, level up, and improve). Oh, and it has a good amount of humor, not too forced, in spades. Being on PC, the menus aren't annoyingly slow, and I love the 3D elements such as the falling and ledge-shooting aspects, which adds a new twist on those old action platformers. If those characteristics appeal to you, I don't doubt you'll really like this, especially if you find it on sale.
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MurderMuffin
( 4.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 3
It's a VERY short game, but it's a continuos laugh. Great atmosphere, I just wished they explored better the interesting gameplay mechanics. Diving around is cool but barely used as gameplay element, the game is very easy as well. It's still a great way to spend 3-4 hours, if you like ACE Team games you need to have this one as well.
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Copec
( 2.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 3
Easy, funny, comfy.

At first I thought there would be a lot of backtracking but teleporters saves the day. The B-Movie Style takes the cake!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
15.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 11
So there is a big ♥♥♥ tower. Of Monsters. Of the evil Emperor. And you are climbing on it. For peace and freedom for the oppressed locals. But it's also a movie. A cheesy retro sci-fi one. On a low budget. So all the monsters are kind of pitiful stuntmen in funny suits. And there is a director's commentary track. All over the place.

You can also jump off the tower.

A twin-stick shooting rubber-face beating isometric movie-genre deconstructing fourth wall breaking skydiving hilarious little game. No procedural generation or other rogue-like stuff. For a change. (almost)No crafting either. Camera is a ♥♥♥♥♥ sometimes.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 21
The Deadly Tower of Monsters is a wonderful subversion of pulp sci fi movies of yore.


The game is narrated by the (fictional) director of the (fictional) movie, The Deadly Tower of Monsters. Without a doubt, the strwength of this game, and the main reason to play it, is the tremendous ambiance and tone. The devs clearly have a strong affinity for cheesy, B-movie sci fi and boy does it show. From the VCR film grain to the not so subtle strings attached over pterodactyls, this game nails it’s aesthetic and hits it out of the park. It has cheesy one liners, an evil doctor, and a main hero named ♥♥♥♥ Starspeed. What more could you want?!


As far as the game itself plays, it’s perfectly serviceable, if nothing special. It’s your standard fare third person action game where you get two melee weapons and two guns. Your arsenal is varied enough that it keeps the game fresh but there are clearly ones that you should use (the flamethrower). In addition, there is a sizeable amount of enemies that you encounter each with increasing difficulty as you ascend the deadly tower. My main gripe would have to be the checkpoint system, it’s not great. Many times I was set back two or three confrontations earlier that led to somewhat tedious moments. Thankfully, this didn’t happen enough that it severely hampered my experience but it was definitely annoying.



The Deadly Tower of Monsters is a blast to play if you have any affinity towards The Twighlight Zone or old sci fi movies. This alone carries the game through its 5 hour runtime. If you have no connection to that setting, then the game may be a bit dull for you, however. That said, I am excited to see what this studio does next and would love a follow up to see what shenanigans old Dan Smith is up to.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
If you have a weekend where you need something to do. If you want to star in a movie aned kill crap, this is the game for you. This game reminds me of my mom... short and sweet. Well thought out and a blast to play the only bad thing about this game is waiting for the sequel to come out. Deadly Tower of Monsters 2 "THE RISE OF THE APES"
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184 of 199 people (92%) found this review helpful
21 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: January 19
Unless you grew up watching movies like Clash of the Titans, 20 Million Miles to Earth, The 7th Voyage of Sinbad, Jason and the Argonauts and any other number of Ray Harryhausen or Harryhausen-esque pictures, you'll really be missing the point of The Deadly Tower of Monsters which would be a shame; strip away the B-movie aesthetics of the game and you're left with a mostly unremarkable but mindlessly enjoyable top-down beat-em-up that pits you against everything from evil apes to flying saucers to giant ants.

With that said, I can't overstate how brilliantly that low-budget sci-fi influence is realised. The scenery looks cobbled together from cheap rubber and styrofoam. Enemies are either obviously stuntmen in suits or stop-motion effects. Many times, you can see the strings holding them up or the boom mic appearing in cutscenes. The plot is authentically nonsensical. Every facet of the aged Hollywood magic that made those films what they were is present, correct and jammed full of obscure references and Easter eggs; rarely has a game shown so much devotion and love to its subject matter.

Not quite as endearing, however, is the commentary track that runs throughout the playtime. TDTOM is presented as a DVD re-release with the director and his production assistant firing out quips every thirty seconds or so and while it's been exhaustively written and is fairly humorous on occasion, there is just far too much of it. A lot of times, the two voices will be jabbering on, fully subtitled, while you're trying to hack your way through a major battle or set-piece so you wind up missing what they're saying by way of trying to concentrate on not getting crushed by a plasticine brontosaur.

There's a metric arseload of weapons to grab as you go, some far more useful than others, which can be upgraded with cogs that you find as you progress. Annoyingly, your loadout only allows for two ranged and two melee weapons at a time which wouldn't be a huge deal if the game didn't force you to find a terminal every time you wanted to change them. The worst part about this setup is that every time you pick up a new weapon, one of your current ones gets elbowed out of your inventory. Having fun with your ultra-powerful Tesla cannon? Not any more! Have this crappy flamethrower instead! Even better, have it while you're being literally SWARMED by waves of killer ants!

The character stat upgrade system is more pleasing and innovative. You're not rewarded with skill points by way of XP; rather, the game has you complete various objectives, many of which are completely optional. While you'll usually get one for killing a boss, taking down a giant dinosaur with a knife is all on you. It adds depth to a game that is, at times, lumbered with mechanics that sorely need it.

Still, TDTOM has more than enough style and bare bones playability to be worth a try, especially for fans of the genre it inhabits. It's a forgivingly easy game; you can make it through without a good deal of the upgrades available but as a love letter to those creaky, weird and wonderful pictures that entranced me as a kid, you'll find none better.

Check out the first fifteen minutes below:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8OX-WFoqZTs
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78 of 83 people (94%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
8.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 19
The game is a little rough around the edges at times. The camera can be a bit wonky when using a keyboard and mouse, more so if you try and go somewhere the game never meant for you to go. The level desgin is amazing and leads to very solid platforming 99% of the time. The fact that you are almost constently moving up with no loading screens really gives you a sense of hight and then jumping off the tower to go get some hidden item really shows how much thought they put into the game and the titular tower.

While the game is solid all around and fun the real place it shines is the love for B-movies. The sense of humor and the presentation are spot on. The VHS effects, the stop motion animation on enemies, the set pieces, all of it just works togeather. This is the video game you wanted as a kid, even if thats back when video games were pong. Yet you don't have to be old and or a fan of B-movies to enjoy the game and its off beat sense of humor. It's early in the year but this has already earned a place on my personal top games of the year list and if people have any sense it will make it on theirs as well.
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68 of 71 people (96%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 19
Whoa Flashback!

These were the movies I grew up with and before you think to yourself, 'Good Grief! How old IS this chump?', lets just state I'm a product of the early '70's man.. Groovy..

So TDToM was on my wishlist since it was on Steam. The old throwback SciFi movie plots, the weapons, the Monsters!

I really enjoy the visual appeal and the voice acting, thus-far, has been superb! Corney jokes and witticisms abound but does not detract as they actually progress with your game-play. Dinosaurs? Yes Dinosaurs! But how one particular large specimen was realized is a funny story.. lol..

Time to wrap this up as I'm sure someone more witty and verbose will come in and break down ever aspect but for me I'm just enjoying what it is and not what it's not. It's lighthearted, action packed [BAM!, POW! BooM!] and really tickles my funsies..

~Icky
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65 of 75 people (87%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 24
The Deadly Tower of Monsters is a third person perspective action game, set in a retro sci-fi film title. Releasing from ACE Team Studio, who are known for Zeno Clash and Abyss Odyssey. The story is based on two astronauts and their robot friend.

Game play is from the third person perspective above their heads. Firstly one of the game’s biggest flaws is the camera angle; it is in a set position on each frame, which means it can be very hard to look where you really want to especially when it comes to some of the puzzles. There are two sides to the gameplay mechanics; the platforming side, and the action side. The action parts of the game are your standard hack and slash style; with different weapons available throughout the game for you to use and upgrade using the game’s currency system. There isn’t really anything standoutish about the combat system, other than it just works and does as it intends to do, as well as being easy to control and grasp. The platforming side of the game is one which I wasn’t keen on. It surely can’t just be me who is sick to death of jumping puzzle style. The camera angle of the game doesn’t help on the platforming at all. With the awkward camera angle makes any sort of jump you need to make, more of a guessing game. Thankfully the platforming is few and far between, still a small gripe though!

The art style on show in Deadly Tower of Monsters is done in a cartoon, retro look. The camera filters which are also used throughout the game are to add to the effect that you are watching an old film, and it does it very well. It wasn’t my favourite aesthetic in the world; but I can appreciate the look and feel they were going for. The soundtrack and voice acting are all really spot on too. With the voice over and narration being a key feature for the game, adding plenty of comedic value and fourth and fifth wall breaking too.

This game is by no means easy; there aren’t any difficulty settings, so what you get is the same experience throughout. A lot of the game can be overpowered by simply grinding on monsters for more gold and “cogs” which are the games currency system for upgrading your skills, but a lot of the game will come down to how good the player is, rather than how powerful the character is. The end boss fights are a real challenge, and will require you to try and try and try before finally successfully conquering them. Even some of the more regular monsters in between boss fights will cause concern amongst some.

I finished the game in a little under six hours. There is a handful of side missions you can take part in, but none of them add anything to the story, nor reward you extra skills; purely just extra content. Some of them you run into whilst playing through the main story, whilst others you have to go out of your way for. For me I was quite happy completing the ones I found naturally, I had no real urge to go seeking them. There isn’t any replay ability factor in Tower of Deadly Monsters; it’s a completely linear story line. The co-op mode may make a second run through viable with a friend, but you may as well just make your first run through co-op and save yourself the time. There is a hard mode added, but that will be for a small group of people who’ll take that upon themselves to play.

Technically, I had no problems at all. The game runs very well even on 4K. The frame rate did not drop below 60 at any points. I would recommend people playing this game use a controller, simply because it is easier to handle and you get the most out of the game play with a controller over a keyboard and mouse.

To sum up, The Deadly Tower of Monsters is your run of the mill OK game. The most redeeming factor about the title has got to be the narration and comedic value it brings. There are much better third person action shooting games out there, and there are much better platforming games available. What this game does bring to the table is an interesting, funny, and different storyline compared to most. The game is priced at £10, 99 – a price I would be happy to pay again for this release. You are looking at a 6-10 hours’ worth of well-produced content.

Tom's Score Card
1) Stay away
2) Not Recommended
3) Only recommended when on sale
4) Recommended
5) Highly recommended
6) This is a must play

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Recommended
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 21
Ever wanted to be in a "B" movie that could be featured in an episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000? This game is probably about the closest that any of us can reasonably expect to come to such an experience...


The game is a basic isometric hack and slash adventure game. Action-wise it is not trying to reinvent the genre. However it is cast in a very inventive way: You are acting out the actions of the protagonists of a classic "B" movie being re-released on DVD while the director of the movie gives commentary about the film's production.

The presentation of the game is outstanding. It looks very much like an old sci-fi/horror flick from the 50's or 60's, complete with cheesy special effects such as visible strings holding flying creatures aloft.

"The effects guys promised me the strings wouldn't be visible..."

In addition to the awesome graphical presentation the director of the film is constantly talking about the production whilst throwing off many off-color stories of his egomaniacal excesses and abuses of power. This commentary is absolutely hilarious at times. Best of all, the narrator reacts to the things that you do, especially when you do things that are off-script or if you take your time in an area.

To sum it up, the game is a hilarious sendup of the best of the worst of Hollywood and a fun action game at the same time. Highly recommended, especially to anyone old enough to have at least seen these types of movies on late night tv.
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34 of 36 people (94%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 19
This game is simply amazing. I am a massive fan of ACE Team. Their imaginative creations never cease to amaze. Yet again they have produced another winner, with a game that takes on a surrealistic approach to movies with amazing visuals and audio.

Firstly may I say, that this game could be enjoyed simply for the voice acting and audio. The game basically revolves around you watching a director's cut of an old film, except you are obviously playing as the main character of the film, an astronaut who has crash landed on an alien planet. The Director will commentate on your surroundings, the story and pretty much everything else. For instance I started spinning around and he just started going on about how the main actor loved to spin in circles, it was even the reason they chose him during the role casting sessions! Even if you go afk he will start to say things like "At this point he forgot his lines and didn't know what to do". So yeah, if you like a laugh, buy this game right now!

The music and visuals are both equally great. The game should run fine on nearly all systems as it isn't too demanding, and is capped to 60fps. The visuals and audio can have one of two filters, either VHS or DVD. These obviously change the quality of both and add a different feel to the game. I highly suggest using VHS as this is how the devs intended the game to be played. The characters and enemies are all amazingly detailed, kingkong and dinosaurs are stop motion animated, giving them that nostalgic and authentic look and feel. Kingkong's hand when he grabs you is even on a stick! This game stays true to so many movie tropes it's unbelievable and equates to the funniest game I've had the pleasure of playing in a long time.

Gameplay itself is very solid, as I'm not a massive fan of top down games, torchlight etc... But this game gets it right. Behind the great visuals, audio, and "story" is a solid set of combat mechanics. You find new weapons, can upgrade them, and do powerful special abilities. Throw in the massive variety of enemies and you've got yourself a really fulfilling and satisfying game.

My only gripe with the game so far is the options menu. I think that some of the labels should be changed when using a keyboard, for instance to apply changes it just says press the "app" key. Turns out this is enter, which is pretty much common sense. But I think it should just say "enter". As I said, this is just a tiny flaw that if fixed up will make the game a classic.

Do I suggest buying this? Yes! Go buy it now, you won't regret it. If you are a fan of ACE Team there's even more reason to buy it, help support these guys. They make really individual games that I wish other people took inspiration from. If you love movies, then yeah. You may wanna buy this simply for the near infinite references and elbow nudges to famous movies.
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Recommended
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 19
I've only put a few hours into this game but it is an awesome game! The adventure, monsters, commentary, platforming, and so much more. This is a game you must experience. Especially if you watched those old movies where they special fx was made in clay. The game isn't even about the heroes of the game. It's more or less about the director of this "movie". As you play the game, You hear the director, hilariously, speak of how this movie was made. The director is what is making the game for me, amongst others.

The monsters: in the time that I have played, I have killed crabs, lizards, yetis, slime blobs, 3 different kind of dinosaurs, ufo's, king kong-type gorilla, and I'm sure I've missed more. But each of these monsters are unique in how they attack. So I love that aspect of it.

The Combat: It's amazing. Shoot, melee, special skills, and roll. The melee weapons and guns have been rolling in so far. I'm sure I still have much more to find. Only downside, You can only hold two of each at a time.

Final Summary: I would give them game a chance. But if you're a kid, I don't think you would understand the humor in the game. As it does use the movies of old as a reference.
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