Having a gaming night this holiday season? These brand-new shooters are perfect for those who just want to pick up a game and have some arcadey fun. Rigid Force Redux is a shoot-em-up with modern 3D graphics and classic side-scrolling action. On the other hand, the roguelike Colt Canyon boasts unique 2D pixel graphics and twin-stick shooter mechanics. If you’re someone who’s craving the old-school gaming experience on Christmas, you can grab these games today on the PlayStation 4 via the PlayStation Store.
Rigid Force Redux and Colt Canyon: Inspired by the Classics
Rigid Force Redux
Stretch those thumbs! In Rigid Force Redux, players are confronted with swarms of hostile gunships, mechs, and giant alien creatures, each with their own behavioral patterns. To help you navigate a screen riddled with projectiles, the game offers you upgradeable weapon systems and supplemental “Force Shards.” There are even Energy Orbs that you can collect to fill up your energy supply. Once this is filled, you can unleash a powerful attack that can turn the tide in your favor.
If you’re a shoot-em-up expert and the idea of the Main Missions doesn’t make you sweat, there are Arcade and Boss Rush Modes that you can play to climb the global leaderboards.
Other Rigid Force Redux features include:
– 60 FPS gameplay
– Synthwave soundtrack by DREAMTIME ft. Michael Chait
– A thrilling story mode with animated cutscenes
Do you prefer the western genre over sci-fi? Colt Canyon is a twin-shooter where you play as a cowboy on a mission to save his partner from a group of bandits. There are treasures, TNT explosions, canyons, and of course guns – lots of ‘em. As you progress, you can upgrade your weapons, making them even more suited to dealing with bandit scum. You can even unlock new playable characters. Colt Canyon features minimalist pixel art and “impactful” particle effects. Oh, and it’s a roguelike. That means there’s permadeath. So, before you play, you just have to ask yourself one question: “Do I feel lucky?” Well, do you?
Ignoring the fact that that quote is not from a western film, here are other Colt Canyon features:
– Local co-op
– Intense boss fights
– “Endless” runs possible and high replayability
What are you playing on Christmas day? Which game is your go-to during game nights? Let me know in the comments below!