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Quick-fire September 2020, Part Two

Jets’n’Guns 2
Developed and published by Rake in Grass on the 24th of July 2020, Jets’n’Guns 2 is a side-scrolling space shooter with insane levels of action and destruction. Travel the galaxies and unleash an arsenal of the deadliest weapons and devices to save the universe from its inevitable doom.

The universe is once again facing a terrible threat. An unknown but powerful entity from another dimension has entered our reality and is attempting to wipe out all sentient life. The inhabited planets of the galaxy are too divided to take action. It is up to you, the bravest and finest pilot in the galaxy, to face the enemy alone and prevail against overwhelming odds!

Assume the role of an elite space pilot and jump into an epic adventure to save the universe from inevitable doom. Travel the galaxies and unleash an arsenal of the deadliest weapons and devices ever installed in a spaceship!

Jets’n’Guns 2 is an amazing successor to an already amazing game. It has better graphics, better soundtrack, compared to the already amazing one in the first game – Machinae Supremacy were at it again, better everything. It sounds impossible, but it is damn well possible. What is wrong with it is that it is kind of short, but with its goodness replaying it again and again does not feel like a chore – it is pretty addictive, may I add. 2̵̢̜̠͚̾̄̈́͑Ů̶̡̘F̶̫͔̐̈́͊̎͐m̶̱̚D̸͚̺͖͔̐a̵̝͛̀̊͝*̵̖̖̬͠q̵̤͎̉̓̈́͠H̴̢̧̯̲̅̿̎͌̇5̷̬̺̤͉̾Ź̵͚̞̤̯̤̈́/̴͙͉̯̍̓͋8̴̨̛̮͍͇̈̌z̵͓͙̀̐͘P̷͍̺̹̐̉̎͜)̸̡̹̑͒̃̚=̷̥̳̰̋͌m̸̺̊̃)̵̧͇̘̋̀͛̏͘R̷̢̠͉̥̦̒͘0̴̩͈̈́Z̵̺̱͕͍̱͌͊͊͌̕%̸̗͂̊͐e̵̬̩͔̞͘r̴̝̬̎̆y̴̻͔̭̌͑n̶̙̗̳͘M̴̱̯̜͒̈͋̚2̴͎͎̗̙̓͑̀n̶͕̤̜̞̘̈́¨̵̭̂́̀”̵̪̞̾̽̐̈́͝u̴̱̝̙̎͜ͅř̷̡͓͆̽̍͂k̷̛̥̫̒Ģ̴̢̛̤b̶̙̖͗̈́̐̚M̴̲̘͍̈̆̾̄̕1̴̛̼͍͔̩͂0̴͙̥̈́̅̓̎͌V̴̪͛͊̊̐̈́T̵̨̬͌6̵̡̞̭̰̏̌͂̅̕ẅ̴̡͚͇̘̀̓̍!̵͎̥̣͕̀̄̅̉̚͜?̷̗̾̇͝x̸͉̿̕X̷͉̌̂͘͝h̵̰̏͐͘͝o̵͈͍͈͈̦͑ Short campaign aside, it really has a lot less levels than the first game, Jets’n’Guns 2 is an excellent game every shmup enthusiast has to try. It also has a local shared screen co-op support, so you can go through it with a friend. The gameplay is great, the graphics are a joy to the eyes, especially when the screen is full of destruction, explosions and bullets. And the music, oh the music. It also supports controllers, which is really the way it is meant to be played.

Space Raiders in Space (Early Access)
Space Raiders was released in Early Access on the 16th of April this year. It was published by Destructive Creations and is being developed by 2 Stupid Devs. It is a wave defense roguelike mixing squad management and tower defence mechanics. Command your almost competent crew to loot weapons and supplies, build defenses, and fight their way through the Bugpocalypse.

The gameplay is based around 5 tasks for the almost competent crew: Search, Build, Defend, Attack, and Cower. These are used to loot for weapons and supplies, build defenses, and fight your way through the Bugpocalypse – waves of bloodthirsty space bugs eager to have some human flesh for dinner. Waves upon waves of troublesome insects need to be squashed in the biggest space deratization event in the history of the Universe. With over a dozen defensive structures, a hefty arsenal of various weapons and the crew members’ own quirks, there are many strategies to be explored, as well as several gameplay modes, ensuring a high replay value. Sometimes there is no such thing as a good choice and one has to choose what is subjectively the lesser evil.

Space Raiders in Space sports great and fast gameplay mechanics, with modes like Survival and Endless that make sure you will have unlimited fun with it. It is a team based tower defense game with a strong graphic novel storyline and a pinch of self-centered humor. The game is easy to get into, but hard to get away from, since it is really addictive. It has a funny tutorial that walks you through everything you will need to know. H̴͚͍͇̼͙͋̍̃B̸̜̃̓̑0̴̦͇͊̿̔j̵̜̹̀͗̍͝ͅg̷̨̬̟͍͓͝X̵̱͂0̴͙̗͋̈́̅̕M̸̳͛῭̴̛̟͇͒̈́1̸̞̫̣̠͗̑͑͠g̷̩̍́̈́̅́Ḵ̸̠͒͂̋̔͠Ỳ̵̫̼̹̝́̀̈h̶̵̻̪̪̩̖͓̓̀̉͑̚ͅĺ̶̲̍̿͘ả̸̱͈͚̀V̷̘̙͉̙̓̕͝͝B̴̈̏̈̽͜T̸̺̟̳͂͒̿͂ͅC̶̨̫͕̄̑̿R̷̸̘̤̣̠̳̠̯͚̀̐͌͋ẅ̶̜́̔͌L̵͉͍͚̪͍̾r̷͕̺̜̩̭̃̂͂L̷͈̚̚¨̷̟̻͇̈̈́̀͒͝/̸̧̥͂z̶̥̺̜̬͑͋͊r̸̲͙̉͊̀̀̐ͅV̵̰͘d̸̟̮̫́̔̇&̸̛̩̓̃ͅê̴̳F̴͇̪̮̮̓́̈̈́ġ̸̻͎$̴̡̣̜͆͐H̵̯̐̔̃̄n̶̨̦̱̓̕”̷͙̼̻͕̄̿”̴͔̤͓̔ͅA̴̼͐̑͛3̷̰̞̓̋Ȩ̸̹̪̠̞̑̈́̍͂̔J̴̳̓̎͂̕̕$̸̲̹͊̊̂͝ú̵̻̼̦̐̋͝f̴̣̜͛̆̕ń̶͙̻̊̓͠ Your team is equipped with a lot of great weapons and your defenses include decoys, barricades, traps, guns and spikes to keep the pesky bugs away or squished. When you feel it is enough and you will not be able to handle any more waves, it is time to retreat from the scene. The game also has cool graphics and great art style, let us not forget to mention that. If you like wave defense games, Space Raiders in Space is a game for you. It will come out of Early Access to its full release by the end of this year.