Manic. PVP. Battle. Shmup.
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Positive (31) - 87% of the 31 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Nov 29, 2018

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January 9

Rival Megagun c1.0.13 patch notes

- Added playtime, match wins, and other data to Loadouts screen

- Fixed bug where initial bomb count was sometimes set incorrectly

- (Mega Gunship, Ruby) Reduced bullet spread of Tempest Blade's basic shot with Mega Destabilizer equipped
- (Mega Gunship, Buddy 2.0) Reduced spread of Buddy 2000's lasers with Mega Destabilizer equipped
- (Mega Gunship, The Host) Decreased quantity of The Host (True Form)'s circular shot
- (Mega Gunship, The Host) Decreased inward curve speed of The Host (True Form)'s basic shot
- (Gear) Increased damage taken with Mega Destabilizer equipped
- (Gear) Increased damage taken with Mega Deflector equipped
- (Gear) Reduced size and speed of Mega Deflector bullets
- (Gear) Changed color of Mega Deflector bullets
- (Gear) Decreased damage caused by Exploding Shot
- (Weapon) Reduced Volatile Rocket quantity
- (Weapon) Reduced Flame Slash speed and size
- (Weapon) Homing Rocket now fires more when charged over 100%
- (Drone) Reduced speed and quantity of Energy Ball Drone's shots
- (Drone) Monocle Drone no longer fires rockets from off-screen
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December 11, 2018

Rival Megagun c1.0.12 patch notes

- Fixed game freezing and other odd behaviour caused by Exploding Shot gear in network games
- Fixed bug that prevented some gears from unlocking for some players
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“...a tremendously fun and rather distinct shmup that really does offer something fresh...”
8/10 – Nintendo Life

“Rival Megagun is a fun, frantic bullet hell game with a unique competitive mechanic. The retro-inspired art style is pixel-perfect, which is paired with an equally retro soundtrack.”
8.5/10 – Playstation LifeStyle

“Rival Megagun is a tight, accessible, and well-executed game that offers plenty of incentive to return, improve and master its play. This is a gem of a title, and one not be missed by fans of bullet-hell games, or shmups in general.”
9/10 – GameCritics

About This Game

Transform into your Mega Gunship boss form to blast your rival head-on in this unique shooting game with a competitive twist.

Rival Megagun is a competitive split-screen vertical shmup (or shoot 'em up, shooting game, STG) where you transform into a gigantic boss ship - your "Mega Gunship" - to invade your opponent's screen.


  • Classic shmup action with a competitive twist
  • Multiple playable heroes, each with their own special weapons and Mega Gunship boss form
  • Intense 2-player "couch-competitive" local versus battles
  • Online battles - challenge your friends or find opponents via matchmaking
  • Unlockable gear and weapons for customizing your ship
  • A single-player arcade mode

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core i3 2 GHz or better
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel(R) HD Graphics 6000
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 3 GHz or better
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 or better
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 1 GB available space

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