StarBuster is a Mega Man-inspired romp, that I’m currently addicted to. Entertaining gameplay, beautifully rendered pixels, branching-level design, and catchy music.

In this incredibly well-polished demo, you play as one of two characters, Alpha, a sentient fighter droid who controls excellently and is super fun to play and Cassie (who I felt had a learning curve and struggled with) she’s a humanoid lizard, armed with a laser beam, she shoots a rocket-powered fist which is good for smashing baddies, and uses a grappling hook to swing around stages to reach new areas.

As for complaints, you cannot (as of now) skip cut scenes you haven’t seen before, so if you’re one of those gamers who just wants to get to the action you’ll have wait a bit.

Even those gamers who can’t be bothered with story shouldn’t find themselves disappointed though.  Alpha and Cassie have fun interactions and look to have an organic story arc building. The writing itself is highpoint as it’s both genuinely funny and quick.
While Starbuster is currently in its development stages I highly recommend giving it a play, you can download the demo here.

Teena McIntire

Teena McIntire

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Due to being one of the few staffers who knows "GOODER" isn't an actual word, Teena serves as Head writer as of May of 2023 for INDIEVOLT.COM. Having lost a regretabable "drunken" wager Teena was left with two equally terrifying possibilties; fostering a relationship as an on-demand side chick or writing content for Indie Volt. Possessing an extensive and slightly concerning carnal knowledge of several indie musicians it was super easy to ply her skillset to the demands and tasks of Indie Volt. When not writing, Teena enjoys watching documentaries on plagues and illnesses hoping that one glorious bacteria will wipe our hateful species off the planet and release her from the mundane toil of "existance". She has a hamster named Kanye.

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