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Death Ray Manta SE

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Death Ray Manta has lasers in his head
He blew up his house, now he lives in space instead.DEATH RAY MANTA
Two sticks, one fish, some flashing lights. Death Ray Manta is, quite definitely, a videogame in the purest sense. Rejigged, rebuilt, remastered for Steam in the year of our Molyneux 2015.

Death Ray Manta is a short form top down arena shooter where you blow up enemies using colourful laserbeams. You spawn in the centre of the screen, moments later the screen is filled with mines, robots, rabbits and lasers from beyond the stars. Collect space gems for a bonus and shoot everything else that you can in order to flash lights at yourself. Aim for your own personal high score. How far into fish space can you get?

32 screens of increasingly colourful and crazy laser firing mayhem from the brains behind (amongst other things) Squid Yes, Not So Octopus, SYNSO 2 and the challenge mode in Waves. Also, he's that hairy dude off the internet. You know the one.

Death Ray Manta is made with the fine assistance of Mike Daw who provided the legwarmer chic tunes and Andy White, who helped out under the hood and kept me sane. Cover art by the legendary Ste Pickford.

"Absolutely Brilliant!" - Rob Fearon
Release date
The Future Of Videogames
The Future Of Videogames
Age rating
Not rated

System requirements for PC

  • OS: Tested on Windows 7 and above.
  • Processor: A processor capable of playing a number of modern games.
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: A recent graphics card, onboard might be dicey.
  • DirectX: Version 9.0
  • Storage: 100 MB available space
  • Sound Card: Any recent onboard sound and up
  • Additional Notes: Controller support is Xbox 360 and compatible only. Joy2Key should be usable though.
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Death Ray Manta SE reviews and comments

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Microsoft from Deutsch
An extremely colorful disco shoot ' em Up. Visually definitely a Fireworks display, but I am vibrate the Brain Twists after a few Minutes of Play:-) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mKuS7TXGKA
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Twin Stick Shooter. (360) Controller works 1a. Way too colourful. It's really exhausting (and random if you master the Beginning) to play. There are just much better Age vae. 5/10
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You saw it all in the Game after Five Minutes. Twinstick Shooter Arcade in small Arenas at an extremely fast Pace. You get thrown into the Game and just get going-learning by doing. If you want to constantly outbid your High Score, you might be able to play the Game. I played similar Games like this and had quite more Fun doing so. With Death Ray Manta, though, the Colour Scheme is far too crass for me. Overview went completely flush with me and found it so unplayable.
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What is Death Ray Mante SE? Death Ray Manta is a fast, simple arcade game in which you beat yourself through Level and kill Enemies and not be hit once. Review Death Ray Manta is playing out really well. No Tutorial, no Explanations, but just straight into the Fight. The Graphics look very good-it should, because with the Amount of Graphics effects designed to confuse the Player, it would be boring if they looked bad. The Music suits the Game and sounds good. The Difficulty is relatively small at the Beginning, but quickly increases from Level to Level. A Level usually lasts 10 to 30 Seconds. (I'm not sure how many Levels there are in the Game, but it's definitely enough.) The Controls are intuitive. If you Use The Keyboard and Mouse, you control with WASD and aim with the Mouse. Alternatively, you can use a Controller (although I couldn't test that). However, there are no Settings, be it sound or Graphics, so if the Sound is too loud, you have to make the Speakers quieter. Per very nice Graphics Matching Music Intuitive Control Controller supports good level Design low Price neutral No German Translation (English only) No Tutorial (Not really needed, would rather disturb, but if you don't understand something, it would still be Helpingly) Contra No Settings You Learn the Levels by heart over time (Whereby this is normal with arcade games) Conclusion Death Ray Manta SE is a Game for anyone who wants an arcade game with pure Action, does not need Tutorials and who is told by a huge Amount Graphic Effects that might confuse you sometimes, do not confuse you. It's a good Game for In Between. If this Review has helped you and you want to see more Reviews of me, then you can watch more reviews of me here!
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