Gunpowder On The Teeth: Arcade

Developer: Gunpowder Team
Publisher: Forever Entertainment
Platforms: Switch, PC
Reviewed On: Switch
Release Date: 25/07/2019
Price: £4.49/$4.99
Review Rush was supplied with a review code.

This is War Son! In this war, you will die tonnes. Gunpowder On The Teeth: Arcade is a hardcore platformer that calls for perfect timing and quick reactions to finish the courses. Each of the courses has a time limit and if this time limit expires the level has to be restarted. The time limit is not anything to get worked up over; in fact, the time limits are just there to give the feeling of urgency. What you have to worry about is everything else on the course you are running. Your wee soldier can jump, do a small wall jump, shoot and run. The controls are easy to pick up and work perfectly. Where it gets hard is the inch-perfect jumps, the traps that kill you with one hit, the enemy soldiers, and I won’t even get started on the air bombardments. 

Supply drops act as a check point and this will save the game and refresh your health, so if you die, you will restart there. This is lucky as the game is brutally hard and you will die. Also, some levels will have objectives like blow up three targets, and this breaks up the game a bit from just running and getting to the end.

The music within the game is an excellent arcade 8-bit music tracks, the sound effects sound good. The graphics at times make the game harder for example the GameBoy green screen makes it  hard to pick out what wants to kill you.

Think Super Meat Boy with guns, and you have a good idea what to expect in Gunpowder on the teeth.

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[ Conclusion ]

Gunpowder On The Teeth: Arcade is a great game to pick up and play for an hour or so as you will be stressed out by the 500th death. As long as you remember where things are placed on the level and are quick enough to react to them, the game is doable.

If you want a relaxing game, give this one a miss, if you are up for a challenge and don’t mind the dying till you remember gameplay, then this is a buy.

Overall a decent time-waster as long as you have patience.

Terrorhythm (TRRT)

Developer: EvilCoCompany
Publisher: Forever Entertainment
Platforms: Switch, PC
Reviewed On: Switch
Release Date: 25/07/2019
Price: £8.99/$8.99
Review Rush was supplied with a review code.

InTERRORHYTH (TRRT) you are fighting to bring music back to the world. The game’s idea is so simple it is almost genius. You don’t move from the middle of the screen. Enemies attack from the left and right. Attacks are performed with L and R. After that its a matter of keeping the rhythm going. In essence, that is the game; however, there are a few extra mechanics at play here. The enemies can only be attacked within the attack radius that emanates from under your feet. It can be extended by pressing B in time with the music. Weapons are dropped that increase attack power and some times increase range of attacks, but only last a set number of attacks. Lastly, a charge attack can be made by pressing X this does devastating damage to the enemy. Keeping the beat will increase the overall score for the leaderboards.

The music is outstanding; each level has its own unique song and rhythm speed. I did not hear one song on there that was bad, dull or boring. The art style is one i have never seen before and it is terrific. On the outer edge of the screen is the games HUD, this flashes to help keep the beat.

I loved my time with TERRORHYTHEM, its simple, enjoyable and one of the only music rhythm-based games I have enjoyed.

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[ Conclusion ]

TERRORHYTH is such a simple game to play, with easy pickup and play mechanics. I quickly found myself playing for hours and not realising that time had passed by. The game will seem hard to start with, but if you just keep at it and get the beat, it becomes a relatively straight forward game. That does not mean it is easy, TERRORHYTH is hard and you will die until the song clicks, and you are racking up the kills and points.

Overall TERRORHYTH is an excellent game if you enjoy rhythm-based games; this is a must buy. I would recommend this for anyone who is thinking about trying a rhythm-based game also.