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Black Sand Drift

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For over 300 years, the five planets of the Kotiro galaxy and its citizens have struggled under the heavy hand of maniacal, mechanical bots called Spiral. As the metallic army's relentless pursuit of the resource Black Sand begins ramping up exponentially, a few brave heroes decide to fight back.

Enter Black Sand Drift: A wholly unique shooter built from the ground up with the PC in mind. So what makes this SHMUP stand out from the crowd? Well, to begin with, there is a heavy emphasis on characters and story; and through the 25 levels spanning 5 different locals, the dialog driven narrative will play out with lots of interesting and strange revelations culminating in a spectacularly whimsical finale.

Created with the keyboard in mind, using the WASD in combination with the SPACEBAR feels tight and responsive; a must for any game challenging you with leaderboards. And because there are 25 separate local and online boards to tackle, you will appreciate the smooth controls. The ARROW keys and CONTROLLER support are also available as alternatives!

The music consists of 25 tracks—1 for each level—featuring guitars, bass, drums and vocals; a rarity for such games of the same creed. Every aspect of Black Sand Drift has been intentionally tweaked to present you with something wholly unique from anything you've played before.

Between the music, controls, graphics, breadth of story and overall experience, I hope you find something here that truly inspires and evokes the emotions we all crave as dedicated gamers. Thank you for checking out Black Sand Drift!

The Tilda’s default weapon's system fires an automatic stream of bullets, giving the player a means to fight the deadly Spiral forces. However, this is not the only weapon at your disposal; there are also 15 powerful Special Weapons spread out among the 25 levels.



For every level you beat (without cheating), you will unlock a special image accessible from the main menu; everything from concept art to alternate versions of characters and more, all straight from the pages of our sketchbooks.

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Echo Hall Studios
Sometimes You
Age rating
Not rated

System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows XP and above
  • Processor: 1.0 Ghz
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM
  • Graphics: 256MB
  • DirectX: Version 9.0
  • Storage: 260 MB available space
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Black Sand Drift reviews and comments

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Microsoft from Russian
The Idea is quite tempting, there is something in the game. There are a few bugs in the menu and in the game itself. Hopefully in the future will fix the Usable soundtrack, which is interesting to perform quests Hopefully, the game is promising, is set friendly, according to this recommend 7/10
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Microsoft from Russian
Toy in the genre of scrolling shooter. Nothing unusual from her wait is not necessary, the graphics in it on the levels of 2d Music average as for me, the number of levels of the scales, enemies a lot and the essence of the game is absent, running and washing them. Paid game cards, I recommend to buy and hit the same cards))
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Microsoft from Russian
Great Turkey. Fans of this genre recommend to buy! Pros: [+] Nice drawing [+] good musical accompaniment (game sounds + soundtrack) [+] Unlike other similar games (when you pass the first level, understand what i) Cons: [-] The Absence of Achivok [-] is somehow easy:) The Game was satisfied. In addition, pays off cards 8.5/10
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Microsoft from Russian
The Game is quite good, the soundtrack is quite well suited to the game, the graphics are pleasant, the gameplay is interesting, and eventually becomes more interesting. Already Now you can notice the careful attitude of developers to their creation, it can be seen by daily patches that fix bugs. In the future I would like to see Achivki and Russian language And So, the game is happy. I Recommend to buy!
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Microsoft from Russian
We need to clear the crowds of enemies by controlling the ship. Basically shoot, destroy the crowds of alien enemies and collect nice bonuses. The game is good, not cutting the eye graphics Great sound a Huge number of levels! In The game a huge number of enemies Interesting plot is also present Control simple, long to understand do not have to. There are collectible cards Low price. It is a Pity that there are no achievements.
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Microsoft from Russian
Black Sand Drift-a game in the timeless genre of scrolling shooter. The Gameplay is extremely clear and understandable. Fly forward, destroy enemies, pick up all sorts of bonuses. The Levels in the game are many, all varied, and therefore do not get bored. Not bad graphics. The Sound in the game is just a bomb. Buy immediately the edition of Black Sand Drift collector'S Edition. Many different levels. Low Price. Collectible cards.
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Microsoft from Russian
Black Sand Drift-The original vertical indie scroller shooter, in which you pilot a spaceship and fight for freedom from the tyranny of mechanical bots by their disintegration. Pros of the game: + Ease of Management + There is a plot (and even dialogues) + a Good soundtrack + Price + Collectible cards Cons:-No Russian localization (preferably knowledge of basic English)-No achievements Good Vertical Scroller shooter with a fairly original angular drawing, will appeal to fans of budget indie-scrollers and shooters with a space theme
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