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Coming from Zenovia Interactive and Tribute Games Inc, Steel Assault is a retro-styled 16-bit action platformer that's confirmed to release on September 28 and it's coming to Linux too. Game porter and FNA developer Ethan Lee confirmed it on Twitter to say "It's true! In addition to working as FNA support, I also brought the game to Nintendo Switch and Linux.".

"Punch, whip, and zipline your way through a post-apocalyptic America in this 16-bit retro-style action platformer! Play as Taro Takahashi, a resistance soldier on a revenge mission against the dictator who lords over the ashes."

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Features:

  • Fast-paced 2D platforming: Dynamic, fluid side scrolling combat with a stylish moveset and tons of enemies & bosses to fight
  • Unique zipline action: A new twist on classic grappling-hook mechanics, opening up fun movement possibilities
  • 16-bit post-apoc style: A beautifully fleshed-out sci-fi world, rendered in detailed pixel art and backed by fiery FM-synthesized tunes
  • Classic gaming experience: Beautifully hand-crafted stage-based action with optimal screen resolution for CRT gaming

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slaapliedje 15 Sep
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Ha, needs an Amiga port.
M@GOid 15 Sep
Whishlisted it, looks very nice.

This publisher (Tribute Games) also did other Linux games, and they will publish the new TMNT. Lets hope we got another sweet Ethan Lee port too.
Damn that looks cool!
holisticboy 15 Sep
Looks awesome! I still love to play any game I can on my CRT, so having this game actively support it is exciting!
Cyril 16 Sep
Quoting: slaapliedjeHa, needs an Amiga port.

Could it run on it thought?
levellord 16 Sep
Quoting: CyrilCould it run on it thought?

020 or even better 040, HDD and AGA chipset, I am sure it would.
Looking at that and i was totally with it until its first marketing slide move or die oh fuck your going for the its retro therefore it has to be hard turned it into this looks great to oh nope well am out. If thats your thing thats your thing am sure a ton of people are going to love this game. I just dont have the time to play games i cant beat in one sitting anymore.
slaapliedje 17 Sep
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Quoting: levellord
Quoting: CyrilCould it run on it thought?

020 or even better 040, HDD and AGA chipset, I am sure it would.
I mean I have two systems with 060s and RTG and an A500v2 and V4SA... it'd run on at least one of those :)
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