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:
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.