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Developer: Spacewave Software
Content Rating: Everyone10+
Manic. PVP. Battle. Shmup. Transform into your Mega Gunship boss form to blast your rival head-on in this unique shooting game with a competitive twist.
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Rival Megagun’s competitive spin on the shmup formula is a bold move indeed, and although it pays off for the most part, the game is not entirely without fault. I take issue with the game’s lack of depth, its desolate online component, and its inconsistent damage detection. That said, its aggressively fun concept, its thrilling local multiplayer, and its decent character selection, collectively makes this a fairly worthwhile shoot ’em up.
Beyond just fantastic gameplay is amazing pixel artwork and a soundtrack that screams Super Nintendo era shooters and dare I say Mega Man X. There’s a neat animated intro as well. The dialog is well written and there are unlockable cards that expand on the lore of the game as well. There is no lack of detail in this game.
Completing the campaign for each character unlocks cards that give you an insight into the background and lore of each one, but I confess I couldn't find a reason to get that far. Rival Megagun will appeal to retro fans and those who didn't have an Amiga in the 80s, but for those who did... it's a pale imitation at best.