Only one button. What might be easier? Indie developer Matt Glanville, the lead designer of Oddworld: New ‘N’ Tasty, challenges gamers to reply that query with Swap ‘N’ Shoot, which is obtainable now on Xbox One with unique content material.
I acquired to know Matt as a co-exhibitor within the indie zones of a collection of occasions throughout the UK. I used to be selling Hyper Sentinel, one other arcade shoot-em-up which launched on Xbox One in 2018, whereas Matt was displaying off Swap ‘N’ Shoot. I spent many a happy-hour hammering away on the outsized red-button of the mini-arcade cupboard Matt had hooked as much as his sport (there are full-size coin-up cupboards in existence too, made by DSM Arcade). Swap ‘N’ Shoot at all times drew within the crowds at these occasions with its timeless arcade motion, and it was from that second that Matt and my firm Huey Video games deliberate to deliver the sport to Xbox.
When Xbox One growth acquired underway, we determined that we wished to create one thing particular for Xbox followers. Programmer James Easton got here up with the products – an unique colour palette impressed by the Xbox model colours. The Xbox palette – which incorporates eight presets – is obtainable from the outset, plus 64 further palettes to unlock.
Gamers are free to create their very own customized palettes too, you need to use this characteristic to recreate the look of virtually any retro system you’ll be able to consider, together with 8-bit favorites.
Swap ‘N’ Shoot is a love letter to arcade classics; from the crunchy pixel artwork and chiptune soundtrack, to the genuine cupboard paintings and compulsive shoot-em-up gameplay. There’s even an choice to rotate the display into portrait mode (a.ok.a. Tate Mode) for the die-hard arcade gamer with a vertical display setup.
Swap ‘N’ Shoot is a score-based arcade sport the place one button controls every little thing. It fires your weapon and switches your route on the identical time.
If you wish to unlock the entire achievements in Swap ‘N’ Shoot, don’t underestimate its simplicity – this sport assessments your reflexes like not different! However whereas your ship would possibly change into stardust in a matter of seconds, you’ll be able to immediately bounce again in for “only one extra go”. Identical to the arcades of previous then, solely now you don’t want a stack of cash to face an opportunity of getting a excessive rating.
Swap ‘N’ Shoot
Huey Video games
Infinite arcade shoot-em-up motion with simply ONE button – Swap instructions everytime you shoot!
Calling all pilots: Earth is beneath alien assault! Your help is required! No expertise vital.
Piloting a complicated star fighter with only one button is straightforward: you turn, you shoot. Each shot fired adjustments your route, and mastering that is the important thing to changing into a legend among the many stars. Timing is every little thing!
QUICK. SIMPLE. CHALLENGING:
Do not underestimate its simplicity; this sport assessments your reflexes like no different! And whereas your ship would possibly change into stardust in a matter of seconds, you’ll be able to immediately bounce again in for “only one extra go”.
RETRO ARCADE FEEL:
A love letter to arcade classics with crunchy pixel artwork, chiptune soundtrack, genuine cupboard paintings and compulsive gameplay. Solely now you do not want a stack of cash to face an opportunity at getting a Excessive Rating.
Consists of an Xbox unique color palette plus you’ll be able to unlock 64 palettes that fully change the look of every little thing within the sport. Select from 8-bit favourites or create your individual!
On the contact of a button your display rotates into portrait mode (a.ok.a. TATE Mode) for a really genuine arcade expertise.