You know where you stand (or hover) with a shmup, but Galacide wants to test your skills by adding a hint of puzzle matching into the mix. As if bullet hell wasn’t, well, hell enough.
Coming to consoles this month, Puny Human’s shooter/puzzler uses classic shoot ’em up techniques with a Match-3 puzzle system. Often late to the party, but bottle still in hand, this term was new to me until I played Metropolis Lux Obscura. Now I get it.
As you should expect, you have to prevent an alien invasion, and in Galacide you’ll get to show off your pilot skills as well as the old grey matter by reaching the Bitwall.
You’ll need to fire at the Bitwall to ‘match 4 or more same-coloured blocks and to create a path to advance through. A precise mix of speed, skill, and good old fashioned quick-thinking is the key to success’. Sounds easy. Yeah, right!
We’re extremely pleased to bring Galacide to consoles… We think Galacide is the perfect fit for couch co-op sessions and a great way to add some fun to a long commute.Mike Sanders, Studio Director at Puny Human
Galacide key features include:
- Shoot Ships, Solve Puzzles: Engage in blistering SHMUP-style action, blasting enemies and dodging incoming fire, while using clever tactics to tunnel through the encroaching Bitwall
- Four Classes of Ship: Choose from the balanced Mining Ship, the tough-as-nails Freighter, the speedy, experimental Phase Ship, or the ferociously powerful Military Ship
- Never Tell Me the Odds: Employ lightning-fast reflexes to safely guide your vessel through a variety of sci-fi locales, including asteroid fields, planets, mining depots, and junkyards
- Go it Alone or Bring the Squad: Galacide features several solo modes, like Campaign, Endless Play, and Puzzle Play, or players can grab a few friends and enjoy 4 Player Co-op
Here’s a trailer: