Conclusion: Final Verdict: Excellent and unique graphic style, plus a great (albeit short) soundtrack. The gameplay is a bit too simple, and the levels a bit to repetitive to make this any more than a couple of hours distraction in small doses. It is hard to suggest this title at full price, though, considering its weaknesses.
Excerpt: Oh, Keith died! Sad faces. Jeff, Steve, Bob and Keith were my precious quartet of mercenaries during much of my first run of Pineapple Smash Crew. You're allowed to name your initial batch of recruits as you start this top-down shooter, and if they die their spot in the fab four is filled by a pre-named outsider.
Excerpt: Some say what’s on a man’s mind in the face of certain death tells everything there is to know about his character. These are the men who think only of the pineapples. A band of brothers, they stand as one in combat, travelling between infested starships and surgically removing any foreign threats. A highly specialized, battle-tested squadron equipped with the latest technologies in broad mechanical suits, they enter the star ships armed only with machine guns.
Conclusion: Even if you ignore the incredibly small development team (I believe it was one guy), Pineapple Smash Crew is a fun game with plenty of replay value. Aside from AI that is a little naive, I could find no issues worthy of complaint. Good work, all around. Head on over to Steam and check it out.
Conclusion: The Short Version: Pineapple Smash Crew is the best of British: a shooter that's both hardcore and accessible, comfortably familiar yet riotously anarchic. Randomised replayability and raucous fun factor make this one-man indie powerhouse a force to be reckoned with.
Summary: Se da un lato è indiscutibile il fascino dello stile 8-bit e non si può negare il talento del solo sviluppatore coinvolto nel progetto, Pineapple Smash Crew manca di profondità nel gameplay e, soprattutto, di una modalità di gioco cooperativa, che, di questi tempi, rappresenta la chiave di volta del successo di tutti i titoli affini. Consigliato l’acquisto a tutti i nostalgici, qualora venisse implementata una qualche modalità multiplayer.