Commander Cool 2 is a four player local coop retro-styled adventure that is destined to be one of coolest game in 2015!
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Very Positive (1,130 reviews) - 89% of the 1,130 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Dec 17, 2015

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July 1

Commander Cool 2 for iPhone and iPad is now available!

Today we are happy to announce the long-awaited release of Commander Cool 2 for iOS.

The best platformer on your mobile device yet.

Commander Cool 2 is an intense time traveling classic jumper platform game
where you have to travel back into the prehistoric era to blast your way to the
future!

Get it now for your iPhone or iPad
App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/app/apple-store/id978672106?pt=998590&ct=steam&mt=8

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March 3

Update 1.5.0

Changes:
* Engine Update
* Level 22 Fix
* Level 17 Fix
* Level 34 Added
* Common Bugfixes

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“Commander Cool 2 is a good comic art retro style side-scrolling platform piece”
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About This Game

Commander Cool 2 is a four player local coop retro-styled adventure that is destined to be one of coolest game in 2015!

IT WILL BE FUN THEY SAID, PLAY CO-OP WITH FRIENDS!
And they were right! You need not travel through time alone to find the scoundrel who took off with the time traveling technology! Play in local co-op with up to 4 friends as you battle death dealers dinosaurs!

Time Travel
Time travel is the order of the day for Commander Cool and yourself if you can handle the excitement!
When an evil genius, err…curious janitor, gets his hands on a time travel device in a secret lab, the scientist loses his mind and calls in Commander cool to use the rickety prototype in order to hunt down the thief through the stone age.

Weapons? You say… But of course! And many of them!
You will be issued up to 9 crazy weapons of doom and destruction as you adventure through the dangerous eras of the stone age. Use weapons like RS-182 Rainbow Spitting Unicorn and the formidable VW-21.2 Volcano Weapon to annihilate all threats!

Features
  • 4 Player co-op and deathmatch
  • 34 exciting levels of game play that takes you back to the Stone Age
  • 90 Missions
  • Level Editor - {LINK REMOVED}
  • Play custom levels created by the community
  • 14 funny player costumes
  • 9 Crazy weapons of doom and destruction (Rainbow Spitting Unicorn)
  • Full controller support
  • 27+ Achievements
  • 6+ Steam Trading Cards
  • 5+ Steam Backgrounds
  • 5+ Steam Emoticon
  • Leaderboards for each level (Speedruns!)

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Microsoft® Windows® Vista / 7 / 8
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo or better
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.2 compatible GPU with at least 256MB of VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: PS4 or Xbox 360 Controller or Direct Input compatible controller
    Recommended:
    • OS: Microsoft® Windows® Vista / 7 / 8
    • Processor: 2.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo or better
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.2 compatible GPU with at least 512MB of VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: PS4 or Xbox 360 Controller or Direct Input compatible controller
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS 10.7+
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo or better
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.2 compatible GPU with at least 256MB of VRAM
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: PS4 or Xbox 360 Controller
    Recommended:
    • OS: Mac OS 10.7+
    • Processor: 2.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo or better
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.2 compatible GPU with at least 512MB of VRAM
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: PS4 or Xbox 360 Controller
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 or later
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo or better
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: PS4 or Xbox 360 Controller
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 or later
    • Processor: 2.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo or better
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: PS4 or Xbox 360 Controller
Customer reviews
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Overall:
Very Positive (1,130 reviews)
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Seawater
( 2.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 26
It feels clumsy, the animations are awful, but worst of all it's just incredibly repetitive and boring. I find the amount of positive ratings on this game questionable.
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grober
( 4.1 hrs on record )
Posted: January 8
Top!
Extreme good music!
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goose
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: December 23, 2015
No, Doesn't tell you the buttons to use at the very start you have to figure it out for yourself and overall a boring game
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Sistermoon
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: December 22, 2015
The game had so many positive reviews, but I seriously doubt that they are "real reviews" because it is really a boring and simple game. I've always thought that I could trust the reviewing system on Steam, but this proves that I must be more careful in the future.
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Really Mad 2
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: December 21, 2015
Be Cool!
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fifth
( 6.8 hrs on record )
Posted: December 19, 2015
Excellent fun! Easy to pick and enjoy, while a reasonable level of difficulty keeps you playing to complete each goal.
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MC Koruja
( 10.3 hrs on record )
Posted: December 17, 2015
jogo muito bom ;)
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Zerenade
( 4.0 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: December 11, 2015
Better than the first game, nothing to scream about tho
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OhioMan
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: December 7, 2015
Pretty fun side scroller game from the levels that I have played so far. Reminds me almost of playing the 90's side scroller Commander Keen and a few others I am sure over the years. Music is kind of Mario ish synthesized Midi and does get a tad repetitive. The level system as you can see by photos is Mario like as well.
I would recommend this title.
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RuFleS
( 6.1 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: November 30, 2015
Simple platform game, having multiplayer. Get it when it's $0.5 or less, might give you some fun for an our or two.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
72 of 75 people (96%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: September 23, 2015
A 'casual' platformer with imprecise controls and horrible 'physics'. Helps a bit that the presentation is acceptable, but the game itself is subpar at best. Nothing to write home about and you can play games like this for free on various flash game sites. Don't waste any money on this one.
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54 of 61 people (89%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
3.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: October 12, 2015
After seeing the art style, and funny intro, I was optimistic. However, the gameplay failed to grip me. The controls don't feel good, and considering this game is a platformer, that's pretty important. The gameplay gets repetitive quite quickly. You can collect costumes which is quite fun, as well as multiple collectibles. Apart from that though, there actually isn't much more I can say about it.
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70 of 90 people (78%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
3.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: September 6, 2015
It's just a simple generic casual platformer game.
Nothing to be impressed about this game.
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49 of 58 people (84%) found this review helpful
18 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
3.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: September 14, 2015
Seems faily good but ORLYGIFT keeps spamming me to review this.
I don't like to write reviews.
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35 of 44 people (80%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
5.7 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: September 7, 2015
ORLYGIFT keeps spamming me to review this.
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24 of 27 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 22, 2015
The game had so many positive reviews, but I seriously doubt that they are "real reviews" because it is really a boring and simple game. I've always thought that I could trust the reviewing system on Steam, but this proves that I must be more careful in the future.
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22 of 31 people (71%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: April 24, 2015
What if I told you that you play as a man in a shark suit, defeating cavemen with a severed unicorn head that shoots rainbows? If that doesn't get your attention, you can also wear Half-Life's armor while carrying a gatling gun and running from a tyrannosaurus rex! Oh if that's not enough for you, you'll also fight a dinosaur with a rocket launcher while dressed as Futurama's Bender, Sailor Moon or anything else you want. There's even four player local coop and death match versus.

Commander Cool 2 is a platforming shooter that has you fighting your way through the stone age in all sorts of unlockable costumes with a variety of weapons. On paper, the game sounds like a blast and for the most part it is. There are just a few things holding it back like jumping issues, game length and how easy it is. Since this is an Early Access game, the short length is forgivable. There's hopefully more to come and the thirty levels show enough promise and let you get a real feel for the game and what its capable of.

The easy difficulty makes it the perfect game for kids. The first twenty levels are easy, but the final ten do get challenging. In a way that's quality game design, but in another there are so many hardcore platformers out there that forget that even easy games can be fun.

On the surface, there's not much going on here, just a simple shooter, but then there are boulders to roll and hop on for extra height. Hop on a sleeping dinosaur's back as a springboard. Keys to unlock switches that control moving platforms. At some point there are teleporters. With all these goodies, I don't feel like the game used them enough, but that could be because the game is so short. Like all platformers, you'll find plenty of spikes that will instantly kill you.

Commander Cool 2 is a forgiving game. You can take three hits of damage before you're dead. You have infinite lives, so death means you respawn at the beginning of the level. Defeated enemies are still gone, coins are still collected. Later levels even have checkpoint flags due to trickier jumps. Nothing too difficult though.

You'll find plenty of guns from crates. Commander Cool starts with a boulder gun that has a short range projectile that drops to the ground. The arc is rarely put to good use. Other than that, you've got short range shotguns, long range crossbows, even if cavemen never had them, a chicken that fires long range eggs, a gatling gun that sprays at a quick pace. The other weapons seem to have a slow deliberate pace that forces you to aim or it'll be another second before you can fire again.

These cavemen foes are no pushovers, they can take a lot of damage, and shooting one means they'll charge at you. Most people would run away from a slick dude wearing shades shooting at them, but these foes charge! You'll find giant Venus fly traps, cave men that throw rocks, others that throw flaming spears and all sorts of hazards. Smashing rocks, flying spiked boulders that get dropped out of no where. It makes for some good timing sections, but its never too difficult.

The game is setup like a mobile game, you've got ten levels in each section of the campaign. You select a level and unlock them by completing one. At the end, you hop in your time machine and receive stars for three things: getting to the exit in under par time, never dying and collecting all of the coins. These are just meaningless goals for people that want achievements.

At every tenth level is a dinosaur chase that really helps break up the pace of the game. You'll fly on pterodactyls, get chased by a dinosaur and even fight one. There's no going back here, so you'll need to quickly collect the coins or if you're like me, you'll miss them all and just exit the level.

Each level has a crystal to collect in order to purchase the costumes. These costumes are just personal preference and don't do anything different. In four player cooperative, its a good way to tell yourself apart from everyone else. You're bound to find something you want, even if they don't have a license to use them and might get forced to be patched out.

There' 360 controller support, but you're still forced to use a mouse for the menu. Other than that there's keyboard support. The controls are simple they could have been played on a NES controller. You have left and right to move, one button to shoot your gun left or right, a jump and mid air double jump. Commander Cool can also wall jump, but it feels a little stiff compared to other games. You'll need to push into the wall and jump then pull away from the wall to get distance. There's also a button to change your costume and an action button for pulling levers. Pushing down does nothing, unless you're on a floating platform, then you'll automatically fall through it when other games require you to push down and jump to fall through.

With that said, the jump feels floaty, almost to gravity defying. That's just how it is, but the major sticking point I have with the double jump is the lack of control. If you jump out once, you can't jump back for your second jump, instead you'll need to go out further or else you'll drop like a stone. You're stuck unable to move from this drop. There are vertical levels that I've fallen a few screens before I had control to move left or right again.

One of the only consistently difficult parts of the game are hanging rock platforms. You need to land on them precisely or you'll be wobbling all over the place. If you fall off or hit the rocks too hard they'll begin to swing and once they're swinging, they'll never stop. It just makes a tough moment far more difficult. Of course restarting the level is a good option. None of the levels are too long, most are under two minutes. There's a good bit of exploration for the coins, but nothing that will ever take you away from the map. Every level is contained in one map.

In terms of frills, there's a versus mode for local death matches. There are even custom maps, but no map editor in game. This can extend the game's life, but only if the fans take to it. The developer has included a few map scraps so that you can use a third party editor to make something. These maps only have a beginning and an end with nothing in between.

The story happens in a skipable intro. A downtrodden janitor hops in a television that's really a time machine. The corporate boss has just the man to call, Commander Cool of course who you'll see in shades on a beach surrounded by beautiful women. He pulls off his Oculus Rift to discover that it wasn't real. You'll then hop into a different rust bucket of a time machine and the animated introduction ends. Normally I don't discuss intros or stories, but this was entertaining and I missed it completely by jumping straight to the menu.

As for the animation arms swing with no elbow movement. Maybe that's just the cavemen. As for the music, its nothing memorable or detrimental. It fits the vibe and the sound design is much better. Shotguns blasting, rockets exploding and happy joyful chimes at the end of each level.

One of the pet peeves I have is when you start the game and go to select one of the three campaigns to play, you'll discover that the game only has one campaign. The other two are future DLC. While I have no problem with DLC or playing for an extra campaign, the last thing I want to see after I've bought a game is being lead to believe that I only bought one third of the game. I remember back in the days of Shareware when you got the first campaign free, but teased with everything the full game has to offer.

In the end, Commander Cool 2 isn't a game for everyone. Its easy, imperfect and short. Its still a fun game that leaves me wanting more. I'd like to thank Christian for giving me a copy of the game. If the game didn't have its charm and silliness I'd say avoid it. There's just something fun about the costumes, predicaments and weapons that overcomes any jump issues.
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16 of 21 people (76%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
3.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: September 2, 2015
Commander Cool 2 is a fairly generic platformer. It's definitely not an amazing game and there is no potential in the game to achieve that level after early access. It's just barely decent. There is however potential with some finetuning from the developer to make a decent game (from a 5.5/10 as it is now, to a 7.0/10).

My main motivation for this negative recommendation is due to the progression system. Every level you can achieve three stars and one diamond. You get a star for collecting all coins in a level, finishing the level within a time limit and not getting hurt in a level. The diamond you just have to find. The problem with collecting stars is the fact that it's mandatory. Progress is blocked when you haven't achieved enough stars to progress. The fix is very easy: make it optional. For me it killed the flow of the game and my enjoyment of it.

It seems impossible to finish a level within the time limit. Because I cannot achieve this star in any level, I'm stuck at level 9 (of 33) and cannot progress any further. The main reason why I cannot complete this star is because of a second problem with the game: the controls are way off and not responsive at all. This needs to get fixed before the release. If you fail it should be because you made a mistake, but not because the controls let you down.

Also the graphics has two main problems. The animation really, really sucks. It's very noticable that they have used Spriter in the most basic way possible. It can be a lot better. The second part is the rock textures. They are ugly and detract from the overall visual quality. The rest is decent enough, but the rock textures are plain bad. Because they have a very strong presence, it negatively affects the perception of the game.

The price is pretty high for a generic platformer that's very light on content. Even with extra planned content, it's impossible to think €7,99 is a good price. I would urge the developers to not raise the price, but instead lower it to at least € 4,99. The game isn't good enough and never will be to warrant that price.

If the issues I have mentioned are fixed on release and if I didn't already had the game, I would have considered to buy the game in a sale (€2,49 - €2,99). Using the steam review system you can only choose recommended or not recommended. If there was a third option called maybe, I would have chosen that instead. But in it's current state I cannot recommend this game.

FULL DISCLOSURE: I have recieved this game for free from the developer.
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17 of 23 people (74%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
6.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: April 28, 2015
Well, this is a hard one. On one side, i had some funny hours with this game. On the other side, there is nothing in this game that would make it recommendable in it's actual state.

Right now there are 30 levels in the game. Most of them are easy. Really easy. Nearly all times i completed all three challenges (coins, time and no deaths) in two or three runs. Overall that's a playtime of about one to two hours.

So whats next? You can try to speed run all levels. which is quite entertaining. But while doing so, you will encounter to many problems in this game:
  • The overall level design isn't that good. Sometimes the levels are boring, sometimes frustrating.
  • Movement bugs: You can get stuck on edges, you can climb on the level boundary, skipping parts of the level.
  • Physics: They feel too random sometimes when you get hit by an enemy or jump on a dinosaur.
  • Score lists: Combined list for single and coop players (unfair), you can't see who has the highest score, it's too easy to manipulate the score list.
  • There is no way to rebind your controls and some features like a quick restart are missing.

In this state this game isn't worth it's money. You feel like a beta tester who should be paid, no paying to play. With those problems fixed, more levels and maybe online multiplayer this game could get interesting. But in this version it is, even for early access, not enough.
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17 of 23 people (74%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
5.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: September 7, 2015
TLDR:
Commander Cool is a boring game which does not provide anything special. It is not worth the money and You could easily find better games over the Internet for free, playable in a browser. Although, it may be enjoyable for some people.

Details:

+ Graphic: well-made levels and characters as well as animations (I somehow really liked them).
+ Weapons.
+ Sound effects are nice and music is enjoyable.

- No tutorial or anything like that. Personally, I could not even figure out how to start a coop game. I have tried all the buttons on my keyboard and I still could not find correct key to make 2nd or any other player join.
- Game gets boring pretty quickly because of repetetive gameplay - it does not offer anything besides every other platform game. Personally, I have given up after beating about 25 levels - I wanted to complete the whole game but I simply could not stand it anymore.
- Controls are somehow bad and do not respond well, especially the movement.
- Bugs and glitches: perhaps there are not many of them but they happen sometimes - I got stucked few times, experienced random game crashes.
- Price is too high as for such a game.
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