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The Light Fantastic: Really Big Sky

I'm very pleased that Really Big Sky is adding a big patch that adds game modes and more, because otherwise I'd never have heard of Really Big Sky. It's a classic side-scrolling shmup, that almost certainly qualifies for "bullet hell" status. It's exceptionally pretty, packed with different ways to play, and rather importantly, has controls that - to my cackhanded fists at least - feel more tangible than most. The new features include a really splendid-looking retro mode, of which there's a video below. And there's a demo.

By indie team Boss Baddie,

To get started, here is the original trailer for the game:

And because it makes more sense to do it this way, here's the game's feature list:

  • 7 Juicy, full fat Game Modes
  • 3 giant, dynamic Bosses and 15 enemies
  • 4 Player Co-op with scalable difficulty
  • 15 Powerups, Perk System, New Weapons and the Friendly Mothership
  • 20 Achievements
  • Giant Lasers - Good and Bad!
  • Narration from a cheeky cockney AI
  • Full Tutorial and Xbox 360 controller (or compatible) support
  • Library and Secret Unlocks
  • Smash through solid planets and asteroids, cruise through gas giants
  • Comprehensive stat recording system
  • Faster, adaptive and addictive gameplay
  • Blackhole, Wormhole and loads more new Events
  • Hell Cascade Event

Then there's the new stuff being added, detailed in this retro trailer:

You can buy the game from Impulse and GamersGate, for just five of your pounds, or pounds equivalents.

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