Take control of a powerful spaceship and wage war against alien invaders in Pilot Crusader! This game features classic space shoot-em-up mechanics, smooth, addictive gameplay, and polished visuals.
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Mostly Negative (43 reviews) - 30% of the 43 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jul 3, 2015

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“A fun game...Pilot Crusader rewards the tenacious.”
3rd Strike

About This Game

Pilot Crusader is a retro shoot-em-up with a sleek 90's atmosphere, plenty of explosions, a bucketful of nostalgia, and a plethora of bullets.

Take control of a powerful spaceship and wage war against alien invaders in Pilot Crusader! This game features classic space shoot-em-up mechanics, smooth, addictive gameplay, and polished visuals. Choose from several options of spacecraft that give you the options of slower ships with more bullets to quicker ships with fewer bullets.

Love to fight bosses? This games got them! Fueled with powerful music, this game will satisfy. It’s screen shaking, loud sound making fun with Pilot Crusader!!

Take control of a powerful spaceship and wage war against alien invaders in Pilot Crusader! Featuring classic space shmup mechanics, smooth, addictive gameplay, and polished visuals,

Pilot Crusader will keep you entertained for hours while you watch enemy ships explode into flames!


Features

  • Ruthlessly destroy enemy spacecraft
  • Upgrade and train your arsenal
  • Hours of addictive shoot-em-up gameplay
  • Explore the galaxy and annihilate your opponents
  • Polished visuals and smooth gameplay


System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: AMD Dual Core 1.8GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Integrated Graphics
    • Storage: 150 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 8.1
    • Processor: Intel I3 1.8Ghz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Dedicated Graphics
    • Storage: 250 MB available space
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Mostly Negative (43 reviews)
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Obey the Fist!
0.1 hrs
Posted: August 15
This is a low budget 2D bullet hell/shootemup with problems.

Fixed resolution means the game just isn't up to date with modern PCs.

Gameplay itself is limited and uninteresting - wave after wave of boring ships and bullets, limited progression, few dynamic options.

The game engine itself is flakey and hit detection is terrible - if go near an enemy ship or bullet, you might explode just from proximity - very sloppy work.

There's better shmups.
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VooDoo
2.4 hrs
Posted: March 3
"Conversation leading up to this special game"

Hey Man - I bet you can't make a game with your eyes closed in 10 minutes.

I lost, He was right !!!
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The Wasteland Warrior
0.1 hrs
Posted: March 3
I often wonder why games that are obviously terrible still somehow get greenlit. Pilot Crusader is another one of those games that a classic formula but doesn't do anything new with it.

Pilot Crusader got the inspiration from games like Space Invaders. Every round you destroy every alien ship without getting hit (that means Gameover). Every 3 rounds you have to battle a mothership and that's it basically.

I wouldn't say the game looks terrible graphic-wise, some of the space ships do look nice but there are only a few different enemies to battle, so things get boring pretty quickly. There are also 3 ships you can choose from, which have a different kind of attack. Somehow the second space ship made my game lag whenever I was shooting....

Overall this game could be fun for 5 minutes if it was free but it's not and I consider this one of the worst Space Shooters out there.

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autofellatio
0.2 hrs
Posted: February 5
Overall - TERIBBLE.
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ralphchen01
0.1 hrs
Posted: January 23
How does it pass the green light?
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waitwaht
0.1 hrs
Posted: January 16
-Choppy framerate
-Broken hitboxes
-Inconsistent ship controls the rotation center of your ship changes depending on where on the screen you are
-Spectacularly stock SFX
-Game process stays up after closing the game falsely reporting playtime
-You need to have used this product for at least 5 minutes before posting a review for it (2 minutes on record).

(-1) out of 10, at least I got it on a bundle. Would refund but I don't think Steam handles fractions of a cent.
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BrotherofTerraria
0.3 hrs
Posted: January 1
Has wanky controls, a weird hitbox aswell. At the round starts, it's hard to escape the shots of the enemys, because how wanky the movement is. It just moves slowly at the start and super fast later.
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Merio
0.5 hrs
Posted: December 30, 2015
Litteraly worse than a flash game
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Edups
0.1 hrs
Posted: December 18, 2015
0/5 thankfully i got it from a giveaway

-pros
cant think of any

-cons
randomly die
cant use the whole screen as playing area
AI 5/5
if this is meant to be a bullethell, then -5/5

:EDIT: also no hp? thats just horrible "mechanics"
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Daddy Cool
0.1 hrs
Posted: December 9, 2015
The game is fun and all but there is alot of bugs (as it sais there would be) but the worst one is when i'm fighting the first mothership it zooms in, and it stays zoomed so i loose really easily because i can't see what i'm doing. But still a cool game :)
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 15
This is a low budget 2D bullet hell/shootemup with problems.

Fixed resolution means the game just isn't up to date with modern PCs.

Gameplay itself is limited and uninteresting - wave after wave of boring ships and bullets, limited progression, few dynamic options.

The game engine itself is flakey and hit detection is terrible - if go near an enemy ship or bullet, you might explode just from proximity - very sloppy work.

There's better shmups.
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32 of 40 people (80%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 31, 2015
Can you turn a simple game like Space Invaders into a mess? Yeap, you can. Afterall we are living in a wonderful times in which you can turn every classic into a mess.

Starting the game

Once you start the game you are great by 1280x720 resolution(at least on 1920x1080 monitor) with no option to change... hell there arent many options to change in the game. Do you want Music/Sound Effects/Explosions/Shake Screen on or off. Thats about it . Okay.. maybe the gameplay will be worth it.

Gameplay

So you pick a ship(1 of the 3 avaible ships) and go fight alien ships( I saw 4 kinds of regular ships + 4 kinds mothership). So you fly around firing your cannon/s and blow ships, once they blow up another wave comes greated by "robotic" voice. With every wave , enemy count increases to the point where you get killed with 1 shot and need to start all over. There is no end level so not much to fight for unless to kill 5 minutes which could be spent in more productive way in other games.
Every now and then you will encounter mothership levels which can be hilarious at times. Either ship not moving or heading to ram you with higher speed than your own ship(I wished I had motherships engines). But there is also progression with mothership waves, the higher the way, the more guns it got!!! Hardcore!!!
Now lets stop talking about enemies and see what tools you got to fight against them. 3 ships with questionable design.
Ship N.1 got 1 gun but on the design you can clear see 4. But in the game you shoot a single rocket so why are there 4 visually added guns when only 1 is working? For show off? Oh and should add that its the fastest ship you have(4 out of 5 points; prolly motherships are 5 out of 5)
Ship N.2 got .... wait for it .... 2 guns(when you can see 4 on the ship design) but the issue with it is that those are "flak" guns and good for close combat only which is hell of a fun when you can die from 1 shot . Should add that it cause fps drops like mad once you start shooting. Also .. speed 3 out of 5 points
Ship N.3 the biggest, the strongest... the crappiest. You have 3 guns that you fire in spread so wide than you will rarely hit more than 2 targets at once. And lets not forget speed 2 out of 5!!!
Common thing about all ships is the special weapon : Nuke!!! Which charges up as you hit targets and when used it may or may not hit the ships.
And all this glorious battle happens over a single background image.

Is it worth it?

Nope, not a chance, even when its damn cheap you better save money from not buying 2-3 crappy games and get a good one.

Why my playtime is so low?

Because there is nothing to see else in the game, 5 minutes in you will unlock the 3 ships, play with them to the point where everything is the same and you are done. There are no achievments to earn, cards to idle or story to follow.

Overall

No... just no.
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16 of 19 people (84%) found this review helpful
17 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 3
"Conversation leading up to this special game"

Hey Man - I bet you can't make a game with your eyes closed in 10 minutes.

I lost, He was right !!!
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23 of 33 people (70%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 10, 2015
Was waiting to review until I unlocked the second ship. So here is an overal review of the game:

PRO's:

PRICE (Well worth it)
The difficulty is well balanced and substantially gets harder after I unlock the second ship.
Love the explosions and variation of the explosion sounds
The background music is enjoyable, but I also love the mute option! haha
Always love when games put in the classic screenshake!
Enjoyed the multiple styles of ships ! I have only played with the first two but the second one is awesome!


CON's:

Lack of configuration options
Would love to see a global leaderboard and not just local


OVERALL

The game was a good fun fast paced shooter based in space with a mix of the classic and newer technologies with good explosions and sfx. Would love to see some more configuration options and more ships! Overall a great buy for a only $0.99!

SUGGESTION

Buy if you like small fun shootemups that will keep you distracted for a couple hours for under $1.00 on sale!
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16 of 25 people (64%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 10, 2015
Hey everyone! I saw there were a few negative reviews but since it was only $0.99 on sale I figured I would try it out!

Overall I am pleased with the game and the excitement from blasting alien ships! I have unlocked all three ships and it is much easier to progress through the begnning levels with the third ship since I can get hit 3 times and I shoot 3 bullets in a spreading pattern!

I did have a few bugs that consisted with the settings like another reviewer had. Once they get the settings fixed in terms of working correctly, sometime the music stops and other times it doesn't I would say it would be worth like $2.99!

Overall good game and a great buy if you are looking to have some fun shooting some aliens! what is best is I got it on sale for only $.099!
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2015
Litteraly worse than a flash game
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 3
I often wonder why games that are obviously terrible still somehow get greenlit. Pilot Crusader is another one of those games that a classic formula but doesn't do anything new with it.

Pilot Crusader got the inspiration from games like Space Invaders. Every round you destroy every alien ship without getting hit (that means Gameover). Every 3 rounds you have to battle a mothership and that's it basically.

I wouldn't say the game looks terrible graphic-wise, some of the space ships do look nice but there are only a few different enemies to battle, so things get boring pretty quickly. There are also 3 ships you can choose from, which have a different kind of attack. Somehow the second space ship made my game lag whenever I was shooting....

Overall this game could be fun for 5 minutes if it was free but it's not and I consider this one of the worst Space Shooters out there.

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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 2, 2015
So where do i begin with this "Game" ? let's see... oh yeah right! Have you ever wonder what will happen if you combine 2 bad bootlegs of space invaders in one? Yeah thats right you will get Pilot Crusander!! I just played this game 26 mins and its really crap unless the Devs fix all the bugs and add better sounds to this "Game" Then it might be a little better, dont get me wrong i like the art on this game but you cant just take a all time favourite game (Space Invader) and just ♥♥♥♥ it up!!! i know its not easy to make a game but come on!! so many damn bugs! i even saw this "Major Bug Fix" update and i didnt saw any change at all
4/10

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15 of 26 people (58%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 10, 2015
This game at first I was pumped for, but after I played it I found a number of bugs.

Every time you blow up an enemy, there is a giant white box. Bug down.

Sometimes the Mothership doesn't spawn in, and forces you to loose the streak.

There is no way to tell how to unlock more ships.

The AI and Ships in here are simply way too fast and your cannons are weak, and you can get killed with a single hit. Simply not recommended, they have Refunds for a reason.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 18, 2015
0/5 thankfully i got it from a giveaway

-pros
cant think of any

-cons
randomly die
cant use the whole screen as playing area
AI 5/5
if this is meant to be a bullethell, then -5/5

:EDIT: also no hp? thats just horrible "mechanics"
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