Wasteland Angel is a throw-back to the era of vintage arcade shooters, where players fend off waves of enemies and ultimately face-off against epic end-level bosses.
User reviews: Mixed (127 reviews)
Release Date: Sep 1, 2011
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Reviews

“…Wasteland Angel is a game that has captured my heart. I squealed with delight when I got to see the carnage first hand…”
– GamersDailyNews

“There are a whole lot of mutants and crazies to blow up, and Wasteland Angel provides a lot of fun ways to do so.”
– GameFront

“Wasteland Angel is one of those games you want on your games list, even if it’s just for a quick adrenaline fuelled warband killing romp. You will always come back to it when you have some time to kill, or whenever some punk has topped your score. GREAT!” EGamer

“Wasteland Angel is a good amount of game for a great price. Any fan of oldschool shmups will be pleased, and newer gamers will have a ton of fun with game that is easy to jump in to and blow stuff up.” Grade B - The Multitap

About This Game

Bummer! World War III happened and killed most of the world’s population. The ones that got toasted were the lucky ones. Survivors live in constant fear of being murdered or enslaved by violent gangs, renegade military units and, of course; mutants.

Outfitted with a heavily armored car, unlimited firepower and a thirst for vengeance, our Heroine – the Wasteland Angel roams the radioactive wastes, travelling from one God-forsaken town to the next, protecting survivors from being enslaved. She’s on a mission, to defend those that can’t defend themselves.

Wasteland Angel is a throw-back to the era of vintage arcade shooters, where players fend off waves of enemies and ultimately face-off against epic end-level bosses. From a top-down isometric view, players pilot the Wasteland Angel’s overpowered vehicle as its dual machine guns cut a swath across the terrain. To handle whatever the gangs, muties and renegades throws her way, Wasteland Angel has upgradeable weapons and ammo that can rip enemies from this life and toss them into the next.

Key features:

  • 24 Levels of fast-paced action across 6 ravaged landscapes
  • 3 Enemy Factions including Gangers, Renegades and Mutants
  • 4 Difficulty Levels from beginner to suicide
  • Different mission objectives from escort to an all-out offensive
  • Super weapons increase the carnage, including: Mines, Napalm, EMP and Nukes
  • Huge boss battles to test your skill and stamina
  • Bonus levels featuring FPS driving/shooting mayhem
  • Online Scoreboards for each Difficulty Level
  • Star ratings for all levels and 40 achievements for all completionists

System Requirements

    • Operating system:Windows® XP/Vista/7
    • Processor: Intel® 2.0GHz CPU
    • Memory: 2GB
    • Hard disk space: 4GB
    • Video: 256 MB of dedicated video memory with support for pixel shader 3.0. (nVidia 8600 or equivalent)
    • Sound: Sound card with DirectX 9.0c support
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
Helpful customer reviews
0.6 hrs on record
Very arcade-y vehicular combat game.

This one of those mediocre games. As in ''Meh''. Usually good time wasting game from the sale.

Quite short and challenging but not impossible.

Would I reccomend it? I probly would not but if in a sale then I would.
Posted: September 25
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0.9 hrs on record
Similar to Renegade Ops, GTA 2, or Zombie Driver. Top down vehicle based shooter, with a more unique first person bonus level mechanic. Lots of fun for $1.
Posted: October 18
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32 of 40 people (80%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
there are a couple redeeming sides to this classical top-down (mostly) driving-shooting game - story, as much as this type of game needs one, and the fact that it partially is a good bit of fun.

it takes a couple hours to run this through on easy and considerably more on hard or nightmare where you definitely will retry and retry and retry several of the fairly lengthy levels. with how repetitive it is, i do not see many people wanting to do that.

i cannot really recommend this is earnest. there are bits of fun in there but as this game type/genre is seeing revival recently, if you really need to mindlessly drive and shoot in top-down perspective - you would probably be better off with another game.

technically, it is mostly competent. while not looking exceptional, it looks good or ok - except for the out-of-box 1st person perspective bonus levels where models have the same level of detail as top-down perspective and look like something from end of 90s. control scheme is adequate and keys can be remapped. for some reason every time i started the game from steam, it decided it needs to run a visual c installer with the uac prompt this causes but that might be just my environment.

the only technical gripe is about clipping problems. when you run into something that obstructs the screen, you can get stuck and not even see which way you are facing, making it really difficult to get free quickly. also, the decision to reverse the direction immediately when you drive straight out the level limits is occasionally very annoying, especially in the last set of levels where one of the cities is right at the edge of level.

unfortunately, there is the main downside - this game is repetitive. repetitive, repetitive, repetitive.

you have 3 or 6 different levels and 3 sets of enemies plus bosses but there is no real variance.
- levels are functionally all the same - first you defend one city at day, then at night, then 2 cities on similar map at day, then at night. repeat that three times.
- there are three types of enemies - one that fights you, one that steals civilians and one that does both. the three sets - they are just different skins for the same functions.
- bosses are formulaic as well. big, deal and absorb a lot of damage, can be killed with gathered superweapons.
Posted: June 26
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11 of 17 people (65%) found this review helpful
4.1 hrs on record
I tried to like this, I tried to finish this. But... it wasn't to be. Having had quite a bit of fun with top-down drivers in the past, be they racers or shooters, I had high hopes for Wasteland Angel. While it wasn't the worst game I've ever played, the game still disappointed on almost every front. Although... if you are an achievement hunter, the 40 achievements are not TOO difficult to acquire...

The campaign is only 6 chapters/levels divided into 2 missions, one boss fight, and one bonus mission - very short indeed. The plot was essentially irrelevant. Worse yet, the game is incredibly repetitive and boring. Every chapter plays the same way, with the same enemies painted differently - only 3 generic enemy types, doing the same thing, over and over. And you, defending against them for wave on end. The maps are stale and all have the same objective: defend one area. Once during the day, once during the night, and then the same thing with two towns... Even the additional/optional objectives don't really bring anything interesting to the game: escort a vehicle to the town, pick up some crates, become a turret. However, the bonus missions are all the same and incredibly strange: changing you from a top-down view to a first-person view, where you either race for checkpoints or kill as many enemies as you can.

While the game offers weapon upgrades, they are arbitrary and do not carry over from a past map - every mission sees you start with the most basic weapons. Killing enemies and running over pick-ups automatically gives you more/better weapons. Sadly, you are unable to tinker with either your vehicle, or your weapons yourself.

Then there were the bugs. Being stuck in mid-air, enemy AI resulting in them being stuck and unable to move, and therefore unable to be killed (especially the bosses). This is complemented by the top-down camera angle, which can be blocked by terrain, causing you to get stuck. The automatic 180 degree reversal whenever you reach the edge of the map (which also isn't particularly well delineated) was also disorientating. These issues were exacerbated by the controls: while it may not be the case for everybody, the controls were very sluggish and laggy for me, making it incredibly difficult to turn.
Posted: August 6
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12 of 19 people (63%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
I think this game is ok for what it tends to be.

It's a straight forward - some may call it dumb - little shooting game where you drive a car around a settlement and shoot every other car that comes close. The game seems to have a story but it's overall forgettable as the game itself is a simple arcade-style setting throwing wave after wave of enemies at you.

Some of the enemies just try to kill you, other ones sort of "dock" to your settlement and try to kidnapp the people from it while you have to prevent them from doing so by killing them of course. Then there is a third type of enemy that can be either of the two types but you can't tell in advance because of their look.

That's quite all there is. Between waves you can replenish your health and often killed enemies leave power-ups behind that give you a better shot or more ammo.

As I said before this game could easily be called dumb but it tends to be that way by design. So I personally wouldn't call it dumb but arcade-ish. Just like in the good old days. Don't think - just shoot.

One thing that is annoying though is the standard joypad-setup, but once you set it to "standard-PSX-style" controls (for eg x is gas, shoulder buttons for shooting) it's ok and very direct with no mentionable input lag.

One big advantage of this game is that is seems to support any gamepad you throw at it and not just the x-box one which I found very nice since I tend to use a "Thrustmaster Modena Vibrating U-Pad" that I got pretty used to by now and while the game does support this by default I hadn't to fiddle around with xpadder or something else to get it up and running.

I would recommend this game for people who like oldschool arcade style shooters. Maybe not for full price but for sure when it's on sale, just like it is atm I'm writing this.

I liked games like this back in the days and I'm still happy to find new games like this nowadays.

If you're serious about wether you would like it too just try the demo. It's a fair deal - so get it!
Posted: July 29
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
Considering that I got all of the achievements in this game I guess I should say something about it.

Wasteland Angel is the humble story of a woman and her car trying to make it in America. The Wasteland Angel doesn't have a name, so let's call her Mad Maxine. Her car Gypsy is built like a tank, ready to take on World War 3....oops? WW3 already happened and everybody lost. The scant remnants of humanity are just trying to survive under the crushing weight of evil. As the vigilante heroine you gotta protect the cities and kill all the bad guys.

This game has been making the rounds on various indie bundle sites. It's likely that you already have it (and you don't even know). My suggestion is to give it a shot and here's why:

First and foremost this is an arcade-styled game. There's a scoring system, multipliers, bonus points, all that good stuff. Your primary objective is the survival of both yourself and 100 civilians. The enemies arrive in various vehicles and they're either targeting you, the civvies, or both. Regularly out-numbered (but never out-gunned) you make short work of everyone as they arrive in waves. Any leftover time in-between waves is best spent recharging in the city for bonus points. Occasionally secondary objectives will pop up. They are of the "do this" or "destroy that" variety.

Aside from the first-person bonus rounds, Wasteland Angel uses an overhead view. It's pretty easy to track the action and indicators will light up if enemies are kidnapping people. Destroyed vehicles tend to drop power-ups. I'd probably be a little worried if everyone happened to have an air strike or a nuke in their car but eh...it's a videogame. Every few stages there's a boss fight. They're pretty standard, though they can only be damaged by power-ups (napalm, mines, etc).

For the most part Wasteland Angel does the job. It's a fun game. Destroying those stupid bad-guys is satisfying, especially when it involves dropping a nuke on 6-7 of them. After you destroy their vehicles you can gun them down. The controls are satisfactory, and with 20+ stages and leaderboards there's no lack of content.

HOWEVER. There is room for improvement. First and foremost, Wasteland Angel runs a bit long for an arcade-styled game. While playing single stages for score is fine, going through the entire campaign is going to take a few hours. Even with the option to save and quit between stages, this isn't quite ideal. I'm thinking instead of one long campaign, just cut it up into three or four. Also in the interest of pacing, each stage would have less but more intense waves.

Another issue is that the controls could be better. Well maybe better isn't the right word. Maybe uh...more technical? Technique? Ehh I'll think of a better word later. Anyway I'm thinking that Gypsy could use some more moves. While getting around the wasteland is fine as is, some tricks would help getting in getting out of screwy situations. It would also give the developers more room to try more ideas. For example, maybe the RB & LB buttons could be used for doing barrel rolls. Yeah I know "Do a barrel roll!" is hilarious & timely but seriously. Give the car a flippy move for dodging dangerous crap like missiles. Or if it looks like you're going to hit a building and crash just WHOOSH look at all the time you're saving. As a bonus, pressing LB & RB together could result in a 180 spin. The controls in this game are responsive as is, but more abilities couldn't hurt.

Updating the controls would also lead to better boss-fights I imagine. The few in Wasteland Angel 1 are lacking. The first couple are indirect fights. By this I mean you're dropping mines or napalm for them to run into, you're not actively fighting them. The current level of maneuverability just isn't enough to take these big guys head-on. Also there's a fight with a super mutant. I guess it's kinda direct in that you actually have to shoot him, but that's only after dropping an EMP to stun him for a couple seconds. Also the tank boss can be annoying, since it prefers to hang back and snipe at you rather than run over all the fresh mines you've laid out for him.

Also this probably counts as more of a nitpick but there have been a couple occasions, where I got stuck on something. There was also a time an enemy seemingly disappeared, but it didn't count as destroyed so I lost out on bonus points. Some of the stages are also a little too cluttered and lack the proper amount of "flow". Maybe for a sequel, they could use a base design for each stage. It doesn't have to be something obvious like a circle, but it has to be easily indentifiable to the player so they're not driving into a seemingly random wall just to rescue some hapless civilians.

Oh and make it so it's easier to run enemies over.

Still, Wasteland Angel isn't too bad a game. It has the right concept, a solid core, it just needs some tweaks and it could turn out to be something really good.

YMMV

PS - Everytime I type "Wasteland Angel" I keep accidentally typing "Wastleand". Yeah I don't know either.
Posted: September 10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.6 hrs on record
I took this game from sale, and I'm not sorry. It's not a masterpiece for sure, but i like it alot.
+ Classic post-apocalypse Mad Max style (so-called "postapunk") without zombies, "realism", and so on - rare stuff now.
+ Classic Hard Rock / Heavy Metal music - also not often now.
+ Tons of fun!

Short, but fun game!
Totally worth the sale price, maybe worth the regular price, but kinda too short.
Posted: August 19
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Currently $0.99. I've played 5 whole minutes and WA is easily worth it. It's a fun little arcade "car wars" shooter, complete with power-ups, a couple different kinds of missions, and some wonderfully goofy voice acting.

Excellent. Get it while it's still on sale.
Posted: July 28
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
Ehh Not a Bad Game... Cheap game on sale, Picked it up through a bundle. Very Short, you could beat it in an afternoon. Kind of gets repetitive, but by time you get sick of it, you have already beat the game!! Slightly buggy at some points, and controls can be kind of floppy. This game is a Solo clone of Vigilante 8 or Twisted Metal game in my eyes. One of my biggest complains is lack of Multiplayer. I really think Co-Op would be fun!


Rating: 5/10
Posted: September 6
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
I don't want to take a large crap on this game because let's be honest. Take a look at the screenshots and you get what you think you are going to get. It's a top-down car shooter. If that is all you want then by all means.

If you want more, then look elsewhere. There are some pretty large bugs, such as randomly getting flipped over, enemies getting stuck off the map and you can't recharge at end of "waves", bosses glitch out and just spin in circles with their aimbots. (Mutant Boss could hit me ANYWHERE on the map) and overall it's just not a fun experiance.

If you are in it soley for the achievements, then it's not too bad. I finished the game in just over 2.5 hours and got them all while just doing the story.

Would not recomment, especially not at the current price of 9.99.
Posted: August 9
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
I'd suggest avoiding this game. I have no clue what kind of game it is, since i couldn't even move in the game (The keybinds didn't work with my KB+M). I also tried to change to controller, but the key mapping doesn't work, so I'd be stuck with some horrible controls. Well, Half of my keybinds for controller are "Left thumbstick" and "Right Thumbstick" and the other half doesn't have any keys bound to them (Because the key mapping just didn't work very well).

The KB+M problem could be because of poor coding in game. Apparently some people has had their KB's detected as something totally different than what they actually are. Controllers, AZERTY instead of QWERTY etc.

With all the no-refunds policies, i would definitely avoid this game. There's a high chance it won't work for you at all (Just look at the forums in the client and in the actual steam forums). Pretty much every single thread is "X is broken", "There's a glitch in Y", "Z got stuck in the wall again" and "Giving away -75% off for free". The only game where the coupons are worth nothing. Not even one card.
Posted: May 3
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
4.2 hrs on record
its look like zombiedriver but a bit diffent ..no zombies.. but the game is good to play and cheap because i lovecar games i give it a 7 + on my persenal list ... try it out
Posted: August 3
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Totally awesome!
Posted: September 10
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
An Android/iOS game with delusions of grandeur.

2/5*
Posted: July 29
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
this game is great got it for $1 and in my oppimion it is worth the full price , the graphics are nice and it is a great time killer that will make time fly by . http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=310052041
Posted: September 4
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1 of 5 people (20%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
This game is great.... so much so, that the featured a quote from my review on the store page.

That review can be found at the link or below. http://www.gamersdailynews.com/article-3039-Wasteland-Angel-Review-PC.html

Stop lopping off heads on Dead Island Review. Quit hacking terminals in Deus Ex: Human Revolution. Don’t pass out waiting on Half Life 2 episode 3. Yes these games are amazing, but if you only play Triple A titles, then you are sure to miss out on what I am calling the most fun game that I have played this year, Wasteland Angel.Wasteland Angel - weaponized cars? Alright!

Wasteland Angel is the first release for game developer Octane Games, and what a heck of a way to come out of the gate. This game has everything that it you need to make an awesome game: guns, cars, apocalypse, huge bosses, power ups, and most importantly…..FUN.

Now some of you may remember reading the preview for this game a couple months ago. To be perfectly honest, after writing that, I stopped playing this game. The slew of big name games coming out this year grabbed my attention and I was sucked in. But upon the full release of Wasteland Angel, I went back to see what had changed. Immediately, my memory was jogged and I have been playing this game non-stop.

Wasteland Angel Story

After World War 3, the world fell into chaos. Most everyone had died in the war, but those who lived had to fight for survival. Some survivors formed gangs, some joined an evil militia, and were mutated into grotesque creatures by the excess radiation in the world. All of these people had one goal. To kidnap, kill, and steal supplies from the innocent people who huddled together in small towns and villages in the post-war wasteland.This is where you come into play. You take the role of Angel; a butt kicking heroine who is in search of a lost friend. She is driving across the country in heavily armored and weaponized vehicle that she lovingly calls Gypsy. As she makes her way across the country and stops at these towns to search for her friend, Angel takes a moment to help the townspeople out and fight off the never ending swarm of villainous thieves that try to steal what they have both day and night.

Wasteland Angel Gameplay

This game is the best driving shooter since Twisted Metal 2. The top down view lets you see what is coming from every direction. At the beginning of every level, waves of enemies will set out to destroy you and the city. As you fight, you can earn weapon power ups and armor upgrades to help you in your fight.

Your trusty ride Gypsy starts out with twin mounted machine guns. As you earn upgrades you increase your rate of fire, shoot incendiary ammo, and even go as far as to mount an additional machine gun and rocket launcher to the car. All of these upgrades will make the game total carnage on the easiest setting, but on harder difficulties they are absolutely necessary to survive.

The enemies will have different vehicles as you make your way across the country. On the West Coast, the baddies drive dune buggies and vans. But as you make your way to Middle America you will start to see rednecks driving tractors and school buses. Even though the vehicles look different, you have 3 basic classes of enemies.

Killers have only one purpose; to shoot and kill you. These enemies are fast and have mounted guns of their own. Slavers are bigger vehicles (large vans and school buses) that have no weapons with which to harm you. But don’t take them for granted. These guys will pull up to the city walls and start to load up the innocent towns folk. If you don’t kill these guys quick they will drive off with all of your people. One type of enemy the game refers to a “Duals”. I prefer to call them sneaky buggers. Duals can perform either of the tasks of the first two types of enemies. They are mounted with heavier weapons than the killers, but they also can kidnap the people. These vehicles should be watched closely.

Every section of America that you stop at consists of 4 levels. The first two levels are basically the same. In both, you must defend the town. The only real difference I can see is that the first level is in the daylight and the second takes place at night. The third level is always the boss fight. Bosses are massive vehicles with a ridiculous amount of health and hugely overpowered weapons. To beat these guys will take more than just your guns. It will take super weapons.

Super weapons are limited in number, and there is a huge variety of these to pick up. From land mines to napalm, from EMPs to Atom bombs, these weapons will be your best defence against the never ending hoard of enemies and powerful bosses.

The fourth and final level of every section takes a different course. Instead of being from a top down view point like the other levels, the “Bonus level” puts you in the driver seat of Gypsy. This is probably my favorite type of level on the game. And with the constantly changing enemies, and gameplay types, this game never gets old.

Wasteland Angel Improvements

When I played the preview copy of Wasteland Angel, I thought I was playing the final version of the game. This left me with a little disappointment because of a couple bugs in the initial release. But coming back and playing the full release of the game, it seems that Octane Games has stepped it up.

There used to be several glitches in the game; including one that prevented you from firing your weapons on some of the later levels of the game. The new release seems to have all of these glitches fixed. It is so nice to see a game be released in good form these days with all of the kinks ironed out before you play.

There also seems to be some graphical improvement. I played both the Preview and the full game on the exact same PC. The full game looks so much smoother and the lighting effects look 10 times better. The only setting that the developer added was a shader setting. But I am sure that they must have done something behind the scenes to make this game look so much better.

Final Thoughts

I feel sorry for people who look down on indie games. I have played a lot of big name titles this year from big developers, and a lot of independent releases from small companies. Nine times out of ten, the big companies are motivated by profits and will release games that are full of bugs and glitches knowing full well that you will buy them because of their name. But indie developers don’t get a second chance from people, so when they put out a game, most of the time it is high quality. Of all the games I have played this year, some have been intense, some have been thrilling, and some have been down right crap. But of all of them, Wasteland Angel is pure unadulterated fun. I guess we forget sometimes that fun is what gaming is all about.

Reasonably priced at $9.99, and 20% off for a limited time, you can’t go wrong with this purchase. Hope you guys get to have the fun that I did with this game.
Posted: June 19
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6.4 hrs on record
Honestly, this game is exactly what it presents itself as - a fast-paced, post-apocalyptic arcade-style game focused around vehicular combat. Within that mold, there's some aspects I appreciate quite a lot.

1) Civilian towns. The primary objective is not just to survive against all comers, but to protect towns full of civilians - this often, at least for me - created situations where I had no choice but to hold off on blowing up targets trying very hard to kill me in order to protect civilians. This particular feature just seems very well designed - you've got enough heallth to sacrifice some if you have to in order to protect civilians, the game smoothly increases complexity from one town on a flat map to multiple towns on a map covered in impassable terrain obstacles, etc. If a bunch of civies are walking back to town after the transport which took them is exploded and you or an enemy runs them over, they die, etc. It's little things like that which make a good game a great one or a bad game okay.

2) Unit variety. Within the central mechanic of protecting these towns of civilians, there are three opposing factions each with different effective gameplay. Within each faction, there's a unit which specializes in killing you, a unit which just captures civilians, and a unit which does both. Bandit forces are fairly easy to destroy, but they move quickly so their civilian capturers need to be destroyed immediately. Military units are tough but slower than bandits or yourself, with their dual-purpose unit having a nasty attack rendering it necessary to adopt hit and run tactics against them. Cultists put you on the run with waves of station wagons loaded with explosives, then land their helicopters (invulnerable in flight) next to towns to carry off the civilians giving you only a very limited opportunity to stop them. The final few stages of the game don't even need to introduce ultra-powered units or anything - they just mix and match units from all three factions.

3) Power ups. While health and +Forward Firepower power-ups do exist, the majority are in the form of traps such as spike strips, turrets, and pouring napalm out of the rear of your vehicle. Honestly, they're very well done with unique effects on the targets and I wish I'd used them more often (I found it more expedient to just shoot them, but I was playing on mid-level difficulty.)

The story is largely perfunctory - in the context of diversity, I appreciate the female protagonist easily and effectively slipping into a role which would normally be occupied by a gun-toting cigar-smoking male action hero. Perhaps the most annoying aspect is the constant substitution of "shuggin" for a certain word being with "F". It irritated me to the point where I just wished they'd go ahead and ♥♥♥♥ing say it, if it's that much a part of the character. Anyway, I lost track of what exactly we were supposed to be accomplishing before we started defending wasteland communities from evil people, which I suspect may have been intentional. I'm pretty sure the protagonist lost track of her goals as well, given how she willingly pursued powerful boss-level opponents.

That brings me to the bosses - to be honest, they're pretty "meh". Each of the three is only vulnerable to a specific special ability, and that's pretty much their gimmick. One boss shoots fire everywhere, but that's not that dangerous, another is basically a giant tank but its easy to dodge its shots, and the last is one whose secret I will keep. I do note that I ran into a pathfinding issue in the second boss battle - the boss got hung up on the terrain, which is a pretty significant problem given I needed it to run into mines. Fortunately, after the boss' summoned units got me, it didn't happen during the second iteration of the battle.

All in all, at $5, this was a really good way to lose six hours. There's a lot of care put into this simple game, and that carries it well. I recommend it, provided you know what you're gettin into and you don't pay more than 5$.
Posted: June 25
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0.4 hrs on record
the most frustrating RSI inducing controls ever in a game.

Could be good with a controler but terrible with kb.
Posted: July 3
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8.0 hrs on record
This game is a bunch of fun just love it i wish there where more games like it.
Posted: September 19
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5.2 hrs on record
Get achievements really easily, like it.
Posted: July 30
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