For all the life-like realistic visuals that surround the gaming market as of present, there is still a huge market appeal for the 8-bit and 16-bit retro look. Digerati are taking advantage of this with their newest title, Omega Strike.
Omega Strike tells the kickass tale of three brave freedom fighters on their quest to bring peace to the world, freeing it of the dastardly Doctor Omega and his henchmen. To do this, our heroes will be platforming across a Metroidvania-style world, disposing of a number of evildoers and bosses with their unique weapons. At the flick of a switch you can swap between each character, making the most of their different weapons. For close combat you may want to have Dex under your control with his shotgun, for example, and certain situations may call for a number of abilities to be used by different characters.
In order to take down each of the numerous enemies in your way, you will be needing to upgrade your weapons and handily you will be able to do so throughout the course of Omega Strike. Hunting down hidden treasures is also part of the agenda.
And of course all this plays out in some colourful and explosive 16-bit visuals for your eyes to obsess over. If you fancy giving Omega Strike a whirl, it is now available on Xbox One for £9.59 (but act quickly and you could pick up a substantial 40% discount). The game has also been out on PS4 for a few days now and on PC since 2017.
Omega Strike is a Metroidvania game with a huge, open-ended world and multiple playable characters. As Doctor Omega and his mutant armies march toward world domination, only a few brave freedom fighters stand in his way. Overcome deadly enemies and learn new abilities for your heroes. Explore the world, find its hidden treasures and upgrade your weapons to defeat Doctor Omega and his evil henchmen. • Explore a vast interconnected world with seven unique areas • Three playable heroes who each have their own special abilities • Swap your heroes at any time to take advantage of their skills • Search for hidden treasures and purchase weapon upgrades • 12 bosses and over 45 different types of enemy • Soundtrack by Ken Snyder (aka Coda) of Scarlet Moon Productions