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PixelJunk SideScroller

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Overall 8
8.0

PixelJunk SideScroller review

GamesRadar
24 June 2012
  • Excerpt: Attempting to capture old-fashioned, challenging gameplay in this day and age hasn’t been easy for a lot of small developers working on downloadable nostalgia games. Simply making your game difficult isn’t enough – a game can be difficult for the wrong reasons, like bad controls, unintuitive dangers, and unnecessarily punishing checkpoints.
  • Pros: Luminescent visuals and thumping music, Beautifully balanced challenge, Great weapons
  • Cons: Can be difficult to see bullets, Game doesn't even tell you it has co-op, Having only yourself to blame for playing Brutal
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Overall 8
7.5

PixelJunk SideScroller Review

PlayStation Universe
30 November 2011
  • Summary: Familiar boss battles and a few frustrations don't cloud this typically addictive and visually outstanding PixelJunk shooter.
  • Pros: Great visuals and audio, Impressively varied environments, Good variety of enemies and alien ships
  • Cons: Co-op doubles the frustration, Repetitive
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Overall 8
7.5

PixelJunk SideScroller Review

PlayStation Universe
30 November 2011
  • Summary: Familiar boss battles and a few frustrations don't cloud this typically addictive and visually outstanding PixelJunk shooter.
  • Pros: Great visuals and audio, Impressively varied environments, Good variety of enemies and alien ships
  • Cons: Co-op doubles the frustration, Repetitive
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Overall 8
8.0

PixelJunk Sidescroller

Thunderbolt Games
8 November 2011
  • Excerpt: Q Games and its PixelJunk franchise has made a name for itself by taking existing genres and finding subtle ways to leave its own indelible mark. PixelJunk Sidescroller , their latest work, is sort of a departure for the series because it doesn’t only aim to reinvent the scrolling shooter, but also to painstakingly recreate the venue we grew up playing them in: the 80s’ arcade.
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Overall 8
7.8

PixelJunk SideScroller Review: Classic Shooting With Style

Game Informer
4 November 2011
  • Conclusion: Concept: A traditional shooter made over in PixelJunk’s high-style visuals and sound Graphics: Designed to look like an old-school arcade cabinet game, the graphics are nonetheless crisp and attractive Sound: Excellent trance-like music will keep you tapping your feet as you play Playability: Once you get a handle on changing weapons, the controls are tight and responsive, if a little touchy Entertainment: Fun for an afternoon, but lacks some of the remarkable innovation...
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Overall 7
6.8

PixelJunk SideScroller Review

ztgd.com
3 November 2011
  • Excerpt: I want to be clear on a few points from the beginning. First, just so everybody can relax, I played through the game on Normal. Second, I am absolutely sure there are people out there that will love this game.
  • Pros: + Awesome music, + Vibrant colors make for interesting visuals
  • Cons: Cheap level design, Frustrating boss fights
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

Snackbar Games
3 November 2011
  • Excerpt: There were a few efforts made to extend the length of the game, like multiple difficulty levels and a few hidden items to collect in each stage, but the main game can be completed in less than three hours with no problem. (Maybe two.) It’s just as fun as the other PixelJunk games, but it’s a bit more disposable. For the cost of a movie ticket, though, SideScroller captivates you for at least as long.
  • Pros: Great soundtrack and aesthetics
  • Cons: When it’s over, it’s over, and that’s soon
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Overall 7
6.7
Design 6
6.0
Gameplay 7
6.8

PixelJunk SideScroller

GameTrailers
1 November 2011
  • Excerpt: After pulling the trigger on two well-received PixelJunk Shooter games, the series fires again with the bullet-ridden PixelJunk SideScroller. It certainly looks like a blast from the past, but does this style of game still fly? PixelJunk Sidescroller displays convincing artistic aptitude with its vector-style graphics and infectious audio loops.
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Overall 8
7.5
Gameplay 9
8.5
Looks 8
8.0

Pixeljunk Sidescroller (PS3) - Review

VGChartz
31 October 2011
  • Excerpt: What was promising to be an amazing season for PSN, while filled with good games, hasn’t been able to capture that lightning-in-a-bottle - a surprisingly phenomenal downloadable title (the sort that XBLA events always seem to get). This season needs its Flower , Dead Nation , Shatter , or WipEout HD . In steps Q Games with their Pixeljunk series to save us all, or so I’d hoped.
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Overall 8
7.5
Gameplay 8
7.7
Graphics 7
7.1
Sound 8
7.9
Control 8
7.6
Addiction 7
7.0

Expert Review

PSX Extreme
29 October 2011
  • Excerpt: series has always delivered slick, entertaining, and even unique titles to the PlayStation Network. And if you unlocked a little side-scrolling shooting game after playing
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