Super Crate Box Mini-Review

As you start up Super Crate Box, you are given a hint at the incredible amount of fun awaiting you by simply listening to its superb soundtrack. At first Super Crate Box seems indistinguishable from any other dodge-the-falling-object type game, and then you are given guns! The idea of the game is to collect enough weapon crates on each level to progress, the problem is that there are a lot of creatures descending the levels at pace and contact with them is enough to finish you off. By collecting enough crates overall across each level, there are extra guns to unlock which can help and sometimes hinder you, but each one is surprise you cannot wait to reveal. You cycle guns by collecting the crates, so you never know what you are going to be given next! The first time you use the minigun though, is something you will never forget.


The game is incredibly fun, and even though I have found I suck at it, I keep finding myself booting up the game just to blast some creatures along to the awesome soundtrack and unlock some new weapons. I cannot recommend the game enough. Super Crate Box is pure fun in a perfect little package and it has won my heart. Combining retro platformers and shoot-em-ups has never been done so superbly and with such personality that delivers a crazy sense of fun.

Valuing gameplay and innovation over everything, Chris has a keen eye for the most obscure titles unknown to man and gets a buzz from finding fantastic games that are not getting enough love. Chris Priestman, Editor-in-Chief of IGM

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