PC - Windows
The Bug Butcher
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About this game
Developer: Awfully Nice Studios
Content Rating: Teen
The Bug Butcher is an intense action shooter, wrapped in stylistic 2D art, and smeared with juvenile humor where timing and fierce reflexes are paramount in protecting your fragile squishy body! The gameplay has an extremely simple chore mechanic that is easy to understand, but hard to master. Plus, who doesn’t love a universe where you wield a beefy arsenal of military grade weaponry that lets you slice through bugs like a hot knife through soft, melted butter.
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- OS: Windows Vista or Later
- Processor: Intel Core Duo or faster
- Memory: 4 GB RAM
- Graphics: OpenGL 3.0 compliant video card
- Storage: 1 GB available space
- Sound Card: Standard Sound Card
- Additional Notes: Gamepad highly recommended
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I loved the responsive controls, and that's a big factor when examining an action-heavy game like this, but the presentation is also commendable. The art and sound design play pivotal roles. Bugs are squishy, just as you'd expect, while power-ups serve as a visual and auditory jolt of energy. The thumping electronic soundtrack is unrelenting, further helping to keep you in The Zone.
I went into The Bug Butcher with few expectations, so I was pleasantly surprised by how well the classic arcade mechanics held up to today's standards. It's a challenging game that never feels cheap or unfair. The Bug Butcher is a fun game that delivers good, simple arcade action.
The Bug Butcher is a blast in short bursts. It's a tight game that sets itself some simple goals and manages to knock them all out of the park. There's some issues here, and I don't think it's a game I'd want to play for more than an hour at a time, but if you don't mind that then The Bug Butcher should be considered by anyone wanting to relive some classic gaming, or who at least wants to enjoy a solid action shooter.