The booming indie scene has brought many new 2D games to the market, attracting not only new players, but also specifically targeting older players. These resurrections create a deep nostalgia for the way the games were played on day 8 and 16. Small days were played, allowing some older spectators to relive the same feeling as when playing classical genres such as the barrel of a rifle inhabited by arcades and consoles in the 1980s. TheBite Bullet is certainly adapted to that classic feel of the Contra , but it also adds some modern gameplay functions and mechanics, including cool role-playing functions in a Rougelite art pixel where you have to eat everything you can.
Our hero (Chewie or Chewella, depending on your choice) will have to deal with hordes of edible enemies that you can include in your diet. By eating enemies near death, you can acquire new weapons, improve your skills, and if you have enough protein in your stomach, you can even turn it into a powerful form called a Zombro to destroy enemies along the way!
Some manuals teach you the basic mechanics of the game, but fortunately nothing is too complicated. It’s all about running, shooting and eating. Of course, each level has its own difficulties and many enemies to eliminate. You have eight scenarios, but with more than fifty levels you’ll be there for a while. The developers have included a branching skill tree to customize your character, and there are plenty of new weapons and special moves to discover. Suffice it to say that this game is much longer than the 8-bit games based on it.
The main consumption mechanism of enemies is fundamental for the recovery of life, but also for the acquisition of new strength and genetic material. But you have to be careful, because that’s what you eat! Up to 100%, you must have a balanced diet to avoid getting fat and too bulky to jump on different parts of the stage. This innovative game mechanism distinguishes itself from traditional action games. Because the game can eat almost anything, you want to control the insatiable hunger your hero feels.
In the game you can choose between four different character classes (Carnivores, Herbivores, Omnivores and Robovore – meaning you eat metal), each with its own features and bonuses. Nutrition also leads you to fine-tune and improve your character in a deep, branched tree of skills. Sometimes you are inundated with information about nutrition and the different types of edible enemies, so much so that it can be difficult to decide in advance whether it is better to kill or eat some of them. Part of the call – learning how to get the best calories and foods to develop and get the most out of your character. If you play with different classes, you can experiment with the levels a second or third time, giving the game more opportunities for repetition. If you want to get the most out of Bite The Bullet, I strongly recommend you to score as a friend and play with two cooperative bankers to try and save the world by eating it.
When it comes to music, the choice for the classic DOOM with metal and high chords in pixel art shooting is ideal. The soundtrack motivates you to keep destroying the enemies to pieces with the weapons at your disposal, or even with your own hands if you want to crush some of these post-apocalyptic zombies/robots/eaters.
Although it’s fun, Bite The Bullet can be too complicated for its own good. These kind of games are usually simple, and all you have to do is jump in and out. There are many nuances here, we have to learn what the enemies are and which ones have to be destroyed. The graphics have a retro look, but they are not very inspired. There are many neon colors, but the elves with lowercase letters really stand out as a missed opportunity. Fans of this genre should have fun with a friend, and the game is unique enough to stand out from the crowd.
List of headings
- Graphs – 6.5/10
- Sound – 6.5/10
- The course of the game – 7/10
- Late appeal – 7,5/10
Final remarks : GOOD PLACES
Bite The Bullet is an exciting game that brings a new dynamic to the classic racing and shooting genre. It introduces new features such as eating enemies, walls, etc. to align and unlock skills. A clubbank is exactly what you need if you want a one-time recording of Contra.
Pancho is a fan of video games and the culture of old school geeks, podcasters and gamers, ready to go back to the 90s and get stuck there forever!
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