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Triple Eh? Ltd yesterday released Cecconoid, an 8-bit inspired twin-stick shooter with a flip-screen mechanic where you go through a series of rooms and blow everything up. Note: Key provided by the developer.

The good ship Equinox is under attack from Stormlord and his robotic minions, the Exolons! You're the crew's only hope. Take your Samurai-1 fighter, find Captain Solomon's Key, clear the decks of evil robots, and save the Equinox from certain destruction!

Cecconoid is an 8-bit inspired, flick-screen, twin-stick-shooter, set in an alternate dimension where the pixels are still chunky, and the bad guys are black and white.

Except for their red dangly bits...

Just as a warning for those sensitive to flashing lights, there's a lot of them. With that said, have a look at the trailer below so you can see if it's your type of thing:

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Thanks to the developer sending over a key, I've spent a good few hours blasting through it and it's very slick. The design and audio is absolutely fantastic, a true retro-inspired game that actually feels good to play. If you find yourself longing for the classics but find a lot of them haven't aged well on modern systems, perhaps Cecconoid is what you need.

It kept me thoroughly entertained and destroyed me numerous times. Due the the flip-screen mechanic, you don't know anything about the next room you're flying into. There might by a flying mine that explodes when you go near, shooting out spikes at you. There could by turrets on all sides, rockets that fly at you giving you a second or two to do a quick manoeuvre and all sorts. Some rooms will lock the door behind you when you enter, throwing lots of little enemies at you. A nice variety in the types of enemies you will encounter.

As a little bonus, the game also includes an additional Robotron-style, twin-stick, arena-based shooting arcade game named Eugatron. 50 levels of hardcore action for those who want it.

Find it on itch.io and Steam. You can pick it up with 15% off until October 15th.

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rustybroomhandle 9 October 2019 at 9:52 am UTC
Weird thing is I was never a huge fan of these originally. Exolon, Cybernoid etc. never really clicked with me, and yet this trailer is really making me itch for this.
mcphail 9 October 2019 at 10:23 am UTC
It hasn't been a style of game which has interested me since the 80's either, but I've been playing the beta for a few weeks and it has been great fun. Whilst it is brutal, it isn't quite as brutal as Cybernoid (as you're not dealing with the gravity mechanic in this one). I've made slightly more progress on every run, so I think the balance is just about perfect. I'll never have the skillz to get through the whole thing but will be checking Crash magazine on a regular basis for an infinite lives POKE.
Dedale 9 October 2019 at 11:33 am UTC
Ok, so it look like some sort tribute to Rafaelle Cecco ? Stormlord, Exxon, Samurai... Plus the style. But even the spectrum version was in colour.
kokoko3k 9 October 2019 at 3:19 pm UTC
Weird soundtrack for an 8-bit inspired game.
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