Game details

Game:
PixelJunk SideScroller
AKA
Genre:
Shooter
Sub Genre:
Scrolling
Release Date (US):
October 25th, 2011
Release Date (UK):
October 26th, 2011
Players:
1-2
Online Players:
N/A
Developers:
Q-Games
Publisher:
Sony Computer Entertainment
Rating:
E [Everyone]
PSU Rank:
0 of 1166 Games
PSU Rank on PS3:
0 of 0 Games
Additional Information:
Exclusive to PlayStation 3.

About PixelJunk SideScroller

Based on the unlockable stage from PixelJunk Shooter 2, PixelJunk Sidescroller is a complex and dynamic fluid simulation system, which fills the game world with flowing liquids and hazardous gases, while putting a new spin on arcade shooters. Blast holes in walls or use your ship itself to drill past scorching hot magma. The fluids react in real-time to the player’s actions and to other liquids, creating unique and exciting situations with every play. Dodge flurries of alien bullets and strategically upgrade weapons as you battle your way through sweeping stages full of hazardous fluid and endless shooting mayhem. Each player's goal is to get to the end of each level, while gathering scattered coins for points and protecting themselves from the barrage of enemy attacks. Players can look forward to brand new levels and ferocious boss attacks along the way.

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PSU Review Score
7.5
Avg. user review score:
8.5

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Summary

Familiar boss battles and a few frustrations don't cloud this typically addictive and visually outstanding PixelJunk shooter.

We like

  • Great visuals and audio
  • Impressively varied environments
  • Good variety of enemies and alien ships

We dislike

  • Co-op doubles the frustration
  • Repetitive

See PSU's review on Metacritic & GameRankings

For those of you who are fans of the PixelJunk series, in particular the Shooter titles, Q-Games’ switch to a more simplistic and restrictive format with PixelJunk SideScroller might come as a bit of a surprise. However, SideScroller is just as much an innovation and work of gaming art as any of the other PixelJunk titles, albeit perhaps more focused upon reviving the glory of a gaming era gone by than on puzzling or pla...

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