The indie space is where you can find all manner of retro love letters to classic videogames. As AAA continues the trend to 100-hour open-world live-service epics, the game genres many of us grew up with are being kept alive in indie games. But sometimes these indie games do such a good job, you have to check and see if they aren’t a port of an existing game from that period. That was what I did with the trailer for Super Cyborg. And you can find out how true to the classics it is as Super Cyborg releases today on Xbox, PlayStation and Nintendo Switch.
With some serious Contra vibes, Super Cyborg is your quintessential run’n’gun. You know the story by now; Earth is in danger and only you can save it. The powerful alien life form known as the Xirxul have been awakened by meddling scientists and now the planet is in danger.
Through seven levels or running and gunning, almost anything that moves is a target. Almost anything, because Super Cyborg can be completed in local co-op. But everything else can be killed, so fire away. Fight through waves of biological aliens to reach the boss fight at the end. With some gorgeous looking 16-bit visuals, these bosses are equally visually impressive and unnerving.
Super Cyborg is out now priced at £5.79 on the Xbox Store. Get there quick and there is a discount dropping it to £4.92. We will of course have a review coming soon so stay tuned. For now, let us know in the comments what your favourite run’n’gun game was of yesteryear.
Super Cyborg is an old school non-stop hardcore run’n’gun action game! You are an elite battle cyborg who is sent in to investigate a series of anomalies on a mysterious island. The merciless and powerful alien known only as the ‘Xirxul life form’ has been awakened by unwitting scientists and now: all humanity is in danger! Shoot, run and jump through 7 levels filled with endless hordes of biological monsters and some of the fiercest boss fights in any title. Destroy everything that moves on this island, because if it moves- it kills! Are you ready to save the Earth?