A modern take on the retro arcade shooter. Super Mega Space Blaster Special is a fast-paced frantic blast of a shoot 'em up (shmup). Played alone or in local coop the game is addictive and will keep you coming back to unlock the next ship or beat your high-score.
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Positive (11) - 100% of the 11 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Jun 17, 2019

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July 10

Some Awesome Reviews & Version 1.11 Out Now!

We've had loads of great reviews recently but before we mention them here's what the new version 1.11 includes:

  • Improved the loading bar to show a rotating image.
  • Changed splash screen.

  • Fixed issue where score was wrongly calculated in 'To The Death' mode.
  • Fixed issue where 'buy ship' button would always show PlayStation button image. Now it shows correct image for used controller or keyboard/mouse.
  • Fixed issue where when 'quit? yes/no' dialog box was on screen no button could be selected meaning the player would have to press the back button to go back to the game menu and then quit again.
  • Fixed issue where controller vibration would not work correctly.
  • Fixed issue where item crates sometimes showed the wrong image for their contents.
  • Fixed issue where player 2's third space blaster's (Lunavi) jet trail was set at a distance from the ship's body.

Here's some links to the press the game has been getting:
The Game Hoard Review - "GREAT"
Pixel Crashers Review - "8.5/10"
Wala Wala Gaming Review - "80%"
I Love Video Games Review (in Italian)- "7.5/10"
Ste's Interview with Old School Gamer Magazine
Ste's Interview on the Indie Gaming Podcast
Ste's Interview with Foundat

Thanks again to everyone for their support and hope you're enjoying the game.

Happy blasting :steamhappy:

Join our Discord for beta invites, info and updates about our games, and loads of indie/retro gaming chat.
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June 25

Loads of Great Press in Launch Week Plus Update 1.08 is Out Now!

Launch week went really well. We got loads of great feedback from players and some very positive reviews and articles from the game press. Check out our article about the media attention Super Mega Space Blaster Special has been getting.

We've also released 8 small updates since launch bringing the game's version number up to 1.08. These updates responsed to player feedback, addressed a few issues and added a feature. Read on below to find out what was included in these updates.

New Features:
  • Left stick (for dual stick controllers) sensitivity calibration slider added to the controls menu.

  • Added the new logo to the game.
  • Added achievement check to loading of start menu screen. If something goes wrong during gameplay and an achievement does not register it will when you next go to the start menu.

  • Fixed issues with some character voices saying the wrong phrase when collecting certain power-ups.
  • Added sound FXs to the opening and closing of the Story and Leaderboards screens.
  • Fixed bug where one challenge (challenge 16) was unachievable.
  • Fixed wrongly labelled achievements.
  • Fixed some language issues.

Give us a shout anytime in the SMSBSp Steam community or in our Discord with ideas for future updates or just to chat. Thanks again to everyone for playing and hope you are enjoying the game.

Happy blasting :steamhappy:
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“Super Mega Space Blaster Special is shockingly good. The style of old school space shooters has been refined and evolved here into something that both captures the joy of quick score-chasing sessions while also providing progression challenges and unlockables to further motivate the player to push forward.”
GREAT – The Game Hoard

“Super Mega Space Blaster Special is a game bursting with frantic fun – rippling with colour and crisp clarity. It’s an incredible amount of game for the price point. No matter how many times I play it, my heart is pounding by the end, and I love it for that.”
8.5/10 – Pixel Crashers

“It’s so refreshing to come across a gem in a crowded field of mediocrity because it proves once again, good games do exist as long as you’re willing to invest the time finding them. For some top-down 2D shooting action in the final frontier, you can’t go wrong with Super Mega Space Blaster Special”
80% – Wala Wala Games

About This Game

A modern take on the retro arcade shoot 'em up (shmup). Super Mega Space Blaster Special is an addictive, fast-paced space shooter with bullet hell elements. Blast your way through 3 modes; managing fuel and ammo to get to the big-boss in 'Survival Mode', protecting your mothership from damage in 'Protect Mother Mode', and blasting your friends into space dust in the local competitive multiplayer 'To The Death Mode'.

Play with a friend in local coop and work together to take out the aliens. Collect coins to unlock more space blasters and get higher scores. Use each space blaster's strengths to your advantage from turrets that allow twin stick control, to fast manoeuvrable ships that can outrun your foes. Arm yourself to the teeth with awesome power-ups like big-bombs, homing missiles and lasers. Destroy the alien boss and continue the endless gameplay to rack up a massive score and become the ultimate space blaster pilot and top the leaderboards.

  • Fast-paced addictive shmup gameplay with bullet hell elements.
  • 3 play modes give varied gameplay and replay-ability. From the struggle for fuel and ammo in 'Survival Mode' (coop or single player), to the battle to keep your mother-ship in one piece in 'Protect Mother' (coop or single player), to the frantic race to wipe out your opponent in the local multiplayer mode - 'To The Death' (2 player only).
  • Play alone in single player or with a friend in local coop or local competitive multiplayer.
  • Collect coins to unlock all 10 space blasters (ships) each with their own percs. From fast ships for darting around to slower ships that allow precision aiming.
  • Some space blasters have turrets turning the game into a twin-stick shooter.
  • Loads of awesome power-up weapons to help you take down your enemies including lasers, homing missiles, and multi-shot.
  • Collectables to aid you in your mission. Big-bombs wipe-out nearby enemies, shields help you survive longer, and magnets drag fuel and ammo towards you.
  • Endless high-score chasing gameplay with over 15 enemies and a boss for those who can score high enough (gameplay continues after the boss).
  • Full joypad (controller) support including button images for Xbox controllers, PlayStation 4 (DualShock 4) controllers, and Nintendo Switch Pro controllers.
  • Keyboard remapper with 2 bindings per action and restore default keyboard bindings button for easy reset.
  • Over 20 in-game challenges to help you gain coins and develop your space blaster piloting skills.
  • More than 20 Steam achievements.
  • Simple hand-drawn art-style allows you to easily pick out the foes amongst the asteroids.
  • Inspired by both games of yesteryear like Asteroids, Super Fantasy Zone, and Galaga, and modern games like Bit Blaster XL and Super Stardust HD.
  • Compete to be the greatest space blaster pilot in the Steam Leaderboards.
  • Cross platform 'Steam Cloud' support.
  • Play along to the pumping 80s inspired synth-pop original soundtrack by Electric Fan Death. Soundtrack and cover included as free DLC.

The year is 2051, the Earth is in ruin; a barely inhabitable polluted mess of smog and tar. A huge unmanned spaceship, launched by mankind years earlier as a last ditch attempt to survive, has found a possible inhabitable planet and is under attack from its residents.

That's where you come in pilot!

From earth you must remotely control one of the giant ship's space blasters and annihilate the alien threat so that humanity can continue. The survival of human kind is in your hands pilot. Don't let us down!

We are a small video game development studio of two people based in Manchester, United Kingdom. Whilst working on a bigger game (The Flawless: Art's Tale) for console and PC we took a month long break to make this game. When designing Super Mega Space Blaster Special we wanted to make a game that had that fun retro feeling of playing couch coop and competitive games with your mates or trying to get your name in an arcade game's leaderboard.

We also wanted to make sure the game offered great value for money and was fun to play, giving that urge for 'just one more go'. Now you can be the judge of this, leave a Steam review and let us know what you think. We are open to feedback and want to improve the game in any way we can. If you have any issues with the game please feel free to let us know and we'll do our best to solve the problem. We hope you enjoy the game, Happy blasting!

System Requirements

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SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows 7 SP1+
    • Processor: Intel Core™ Duo or faster, SSE2 instruction set support.
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Graphics card with DX10 (shader model 4.0) capabilities.
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 800 MB available space
    • OS: MacOS 10.12+
    • Processor: 2.0GHz+, SSE2 instruction set support.
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Graphics card with DX10 (shader model 4.0) capabilities.
    • Storage: 850 MB available space
    • OS: Ubuntu 16.04+
    • Processor: Intel Core™ Duo or faster, SSE2 instruction set support.
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Graphics card with DX10 (shader model 4.0) capabilities.
    • Storage: 800 MB available space

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