Awesome 2D side scrolling action games used to be a lot more prolific than they are today. Back in the day we had titles such as Gunstar Heroes, Contra: Hard Corps, and many more to enjoy. As time went on, and consoles started to focus on 3D over 2D, side scrolling action games simply stopped appearing. Portable gaming seemed to be the last stand of 2D side scrolling action games though. Fast forward to today and we have a new entry into this genre that would fit perfectly in with the best of the genre in Blazing Chrome by JoyMasher.
There is a story here
The world is ruled by robots and machines and humans are relegated to the bottom of the food chain. Humans are nearly extinct and done for as a species. That won’t stand as humans are not the type to roll over and take a bad situation.
Like the story of Terminator, packs of humans survive in the harsh mechanical world. These packs of humans rebel whenever possible and there is a good chance they will survive.
Whose who in the post-apocalyptic world
Choose between Mavra, superhuman resistance soldier, or Doyle, a robot with a conscience, and take on the harsh world around you. Through five levels full of horrors only the most demented minds can conjure, you must bring the robots to their knees once and for all so humans can flourish again.
Kick the tires, look under the hood
Blazing Chrome features five levels, 16-bit stylized graphics, local co-op, run and gun action that bursts at the seams. This is pixel art like you would expect on the Neo Geo back in the day, overly detailed and full of little nuances that make you want to pause to take it all in.
You are going to want to use a controller on this one if playing on Steam. Just trust me on that one. I cannot imagine playing with the keyboard.