Monsters is a 2D action shooter inspired by the classic arcade game Robotron 2084. Wielding “twin stick” controls, the player aims to defeat waves of enemy monsters bent on his destruction. The player must use caution, however, as every shot drains the player’s life/energy. The only way to stay alive is to continuously collect the hearts of the slain monsters. In addition, hearts of different colors provide a variety of “power-up” like abilities that the player can use to their advantage. The player uses two sets of controls, one to move, the other to fire. Each wave is a single screen populated with a number of enemy monsters of varying types. Coming into contact with an enemy or an enemy projectile will decrease the player’s life/energy. Defeating each level of monsters will allow the player to progress to a more difficult level. The game will progress infinitely as the player defeats each level.

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tritian Apr 11 2013 says:

what the hell kind of gameplay trailer is that. why is it sped up 5x normal? looks like a cool game because im a big fan of dual stick shooters, but I cant tell because of this video...

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QuadraTronGames Apr 11 2013 replied:

It's actually 8x normal speed. ;) What kind of game play trailer would you like to see? Would something like this be more your style?

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tritian Apr 12 2013 replied:

blast! i knew I should have went with my gut and wrote 8x! =D

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QuadraTronGames Apr 12 2013 replied:

Damn, and you would have won our super secret guess the video speed multiplier contest if you had! Oh well. ;)

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Lastpick Apr 13 2013 says:

Looks like a normal difficulty for an 80's arcade game...

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A short video featuring Monsters! gameplay to the original music soundtrack "Trapped" by Sean Pierre.

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Apr 5th, 2013
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