Assault Android Cactus is an intense arcade style twin stick shooter - pick from one of nine unique synthetic heroines and blast your way through overwhelming robots hordes to save the ship from its own workforce. Supports single player and local co-op game modes.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (844) - 95% of the 844 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Sep 23, 2015

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June 7

Mini Update

You may have noticed Assault Android Cactus updating a few times since the last update - after such a long gap we ended up having a few issues that weren't caught in testing. We think we're done now though and thank you for your patience!

  • FXAA graphics option
  • Boss spawns in the Campaign
  • Lemon's rockets against Medulla's last form
  • Weird issue that could leave a single Wasp unresponsive
  • Missing audio in post credits scene

End of DX9 support
as mentioned in the previous update, due to game engine updates we no longer support DX9 on Windows, only DX11 and OpenGL.

For anyone inconvenienced by this, you can continue using the previous build of the game by right clicking and choosing Properties > Betas and selecting Legacy from the dropdown menu.
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June 2

Balance Improvements and Developer Commentary

This update incorporates the beneficial changes and bug fixes that had occurred elsewhere since our last Steam release.

In collaboration with feedback from some of our most dedicated players, we've given the Androids a tuning pass and overall higher scores can now be obtained, so attack those leaderboards anew!

We have also added a Developer Commentary mode! Enabled via Audio Options in the Main Menu, you can now play through the campaign while hearing the three of us reminisce and shed light on the AAC development process.

Changes and Improvements
  • The majority of Androids have received buffs to their Primary and Secondary weapons
  • Lemon and Liquorice have received small increases to their Secondary AOE's
  • The window for triggering the multi-kill bonus ('surge' bonus) has been increased, allowing it to be utilised by more characters under more circumstances
  • The Time Bonus in campaign levels has been increased
  • Developer Commentary can be enabled via the Options > Audio menu

  • Reinstated the Battery collection screen edge effect
  • Layer 37 of Infinity Drive has been made less mean
  • In Boss Rush, dying bosses no longer delay the spawn of the next boss
  • Improved enemy behaviour on Centrifuge (zone 5 - 1)
  • Many small improvements, fixes and tweaks

Known Issues
  • DX9 support has been dropped - this may impact users of older Windows operating systems
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“Chaotic, polished, packed with variety and effortlessly charming”
8.8 / 10 – IGN

“Please play Assault Android Cactus”
11 / 10 – Midnight Resistance

“The most remarkable twin-stick shooter of all time”
10 / 10 – Save Continue

About This Game

When you're running on battery, make every second count!

Assault Android Cactus is an arcade style twin stick shooter set in a vivid sci fi universe. Junior Constable Cactus is outside her pay grade when she responds to a distress call and ends up stranded on a crippled space freighter under attack by its own robot workers.

Utilising a draining battery mechanic in place of lives, Assault Android Cactus challenges you to think fast and keep the bullets flying, blending the gameplay of western styled arena shooters with aspects of Japanese style bullet hell as you charge head first through transforming stages, massive boss battles and an eclectic cast of characters on the way to saving the day.

Key Features
  • 9 playable androids, each with a distinct play style and personality
  • 25 stage campaign spread across five areas of the ship, face down giant bosses, earn characters and uncover the story of the Genki Star
  • Dive into the Infinity Drive to test your skill and endurance or challenge the Daily Drive to pit your wits against the community
  • Supports keyboard or joypad and 1 to 4 players with local co-op
  • Unlock game modifying EX options, Codex entries, artwork and more for wrecking robots

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows Vista
    • Processor: Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD 4000
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Core i5
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia Geforce GTX 460 or AMD Radeon HD6850
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • OS: Lion
    • Processor: Intel Dual Core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD 4000
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • OS: Mountain Lion
    • Processor: Intel Quad Core
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 5870
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 or Equivalent
    • Processor: Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD 4000
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Processor: Core i5
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 460
    • Storage: 2 GB available space

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