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Nuclear Throne

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Nuclear Throne is a top-down roguelike shooter, set in a post-apocalyptic universe.

Plot and features

The game has a sole objective: to reach the famed Nuclear Throne. The player controls one of the many mutated characters. Each playable character is unlockable through levels, and has unique abilities, allowing for different approaches in every playthrough. Each level follows the same pattern: kill enemies, collect upgrades, kill a boss. However, there are many possibilities for a skilled player, as there are achievements to complete, and daily and weekly missions, which can have different objectives.

Dying resets the game’s progress, while success opens up new mutations, weapons, and enemy types. There are five ammunition types, and many weapons share the ammo, so player often has to choose wisely. Mutations can be achieved through leveling up, with some available only to certain mutants, while others are free to choose from. Said mutations can emphasize on character’s unique skill, his weapon proficiency, or upgrade his stats.

Graphics and soundtrack

The game’s pixel art design is made very distinct and unique, as the setting of a post-nuclear western can lead to great possibilities for artists. Each texture, albeit simple, is recognizable and well-made, and the stylistics further emphasize the work of game’s designers. The soundtrack is a mix-match of 8-bit samples and Wild West themes, resulting in a very immersive and entertaining playthrough.

System requirements for Linux

  • Additional Notes: This game is locked to 30 frames per second.
  • Additional Notes: This game is locked to 30 frames per second.

System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows XP
  • Processor: 1.2Ghz+
  • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
  • Graphics: 256MB
  • Storage: 200 MB available space
  • Additional Notes: This game is locked to 30 frames per second.
  • OS: Windows XP
  • Processor: 2Ghz
  • Memory: 2048 MB RAM
  • Graphics: 1GB
  • Storage: 500 MB available space
  • Additional Notes: This game is locked to 30 frames per second.

System requirements for macOS

  • Additional Notes: This game is locked to 30 frames per second.
  • Additional Notes: This game is locked to 30 frames per second.
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Nuclear Throne reviews and comments

Translated by
Microsoft from Deutsch
Unfortunately, not my Taste. Control is hasty, Co-op annoys because of the Camera (no split screen, far too close and follows the characters as if on Speed) and also the Gameplay doesn't tell me off the Stool (annoying: The black Hole at the end of the Level). On Top of that, I sometimes had Graphic Glitches.
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If you're into Rogue Like Games, you'll get your Money's worth here. The Developers have developed the Game excellently to this day and it was one of the few Games I also liked to buy at the Early Access Stadium. If You like to play games like Binding of Isaac or Risk of Rain, you've really got out of it here as well. Cool Weapons, different Characters and a lot to discover. If you don't read through everything in the Wiki right away, you'll come across small But fine secrets and get a few Mechanics later in the Game to really understand. There is the Possibility to improve further and further and to work on his Skills. So you could play through the Game infinitely often (loopen at the End of the last Boss) if you are good and nimble enough. The Overall Feeling Of Sound, Art-style and Control is Also coherent and I always like to look at it again and again. So you can keep pushing a Round of Nuclear Throne in between and try to get on this time than last Time. Clear Recommendation! Only Shortcoming: There is no online Coop. Locally you can play for two, online it is (apparently) only possible with Mods. But there's the good old Risk of Rain for that.
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"Nuclear Throne" is an action-packed "Twin Stick Shooter" from Vlambeer. It tells the Story of a small mutant group desperate to make their Way through a post-apocalyptic World. The Game features solid Gameplay, handsome Design and atmospheric Soundtracks. These Aspects ensure that the Player can fully immerse himself in the World and also embark on the arduous Journey of the Mutants. Due to the Always ' randomly ' generated levels and a wide Range of Skills, Upgrades, Weapons and Adversaries, this Trip is extremely varied. In Addition, the high Game Speed coupled with the chaotic Nature of the Game makes for a demanding Degree of difficulty. Fortunately, the negative Aspects of the Game are quickly summarized. There's some lack of Content from "Nuclear Throne." The Journey Players embark on is comparatively manageable. However, this Fact is successfully compensated by the high Degree of difficulty and mechanics of the Game, which I will not elaborate on. Furthermore, such a fast Game would benefit from a higher FPS count, as this is limited to 30 FPS. Summary: "Nuclear Throne" is a Title that can be easily recommended and represents a Must-Have for Fans of the Genre. 8/10
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