October 2nd, 2012 | By Alex Wilkinson
Now this title has been around for sometime, infact, many of you may of played it on the iOS prior to its release on the PC. Super Crate Box is an incredibly addictive arcade styled shooter, complete with pixel art graphic styling this game looks just as good as it plays. Full of more weapons than you can ever hope for in any game, Super Crate Box really is the Rambo of arcade shooters.
Vlambeer is an indie studio from the Netherlands who have a distinct love for all things retro and arcade styled, whilst also infusing a nice level of humour in on the top. Super Crate Box is no different as it falls in perfectly with what they strive to achieve in this modern age of gaming.
The gameplay is very simple, you play as the protagonist starting out with just a basic pistol, with the aim to kill the enemies and collect enough crates to unlock the next level. Super Crate Box is all about the high score, but achieving this can be very difficult as much like the classic arcade games of the past you can tailor your strategy around different weapons. Though with every crate giving you a different weapon at random the experience can be very random but fun. The controls on the keyboard are fine, however it also fully supports a variety of gamepads.
The graphics styling and music is very inkeeping with the classic arcade style that Vlambeer have captured in the game. The music and audio in general is great and works very well adding to the whole feeling of the game really making you feel that you are playing an arcade classic.
Average play time – 5 minutes
Super Crate Box is a very difficult but highly addictive arcade shooter game which offers a great deal and can suck up a surprising amount of your time without you even realising. It can be downloaded from the official site here or conversely if you would rather add it to your Steam library totally free it can be acquired from Steam, also for free.
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