Get your friends in pure arcade cooperative violence. You are a gang of merciless mercenaries hired to spread chaos and death across the colorful SugarLand. Pick up one the The Sugar KillerZ and start the hell: The Bad, The Mad, The Dumb and The Cool are absolutely nuts (literally). Be ready for a crazy wild action to be played with three mates or with advanced A.I. companions. Attention: this game can make you laugh to death. Features: - Pure coop gameplay with "Save me" mechanics - A.I. companions to assist the player with different play styles - Slow motion power for juicy blood baths - Wild and hilarious play style - Cute creatures to annihilate in intense raids - Addictive and fresh enemy mechanics - More than 1 hour of great music by Acid Rider - Hand made 2D Graphics - 30+ Locations tied together seamlessly - 300+ Frames of animations - 300+ Crazy sound effects - Compatible with every PC gamepad - It runs smoothly on low end PCs, even Netbooks

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The Sugar Killerz - Co-Optimus review by Jason Love. Wrap-Up: The Sugar Killerz is For: Twin-stick shooter and Square Off fans; not to mention fans of pure co-op fun. The Co-Op Experience: Each player controls his or her own candy-killing mercenary and fight his way through hordes of sweet (but deadly) candy treats; play with up to three friends or let the computer take control of the other mercenaries

Posted by FunHazard on Mar 23rd, 2011

Co-Optimus review by Jason Love

[...]Gameplay-wise, The Sugar Killerz comes off feeling similar to a lot of twin-stick shooters out there. Movement is controlled with the left stick, you aim with the right, and fire your weapon using either the right or left trigger (for primary and secondary fire, respectively). However, the power-ups (you can go all John Woo, slow motion style) and co-op gameplay is where this title truly shines. I mentioned previously that there are four different mercs from whom to choose when you play and how each one plays the same when controlled by players.
If you don’t have enough players to fill up the other slots for a session, then the AI will control the remaining mercs; and each one will behave in his own particular way. The Bad, for instance, tends to hog all the power-ups and is very aggressive, racking up kill after kill. So even if you’re just playing with one friend while the computer controls the rest, you will still get some of that same feeling of having a full group with the way the AI-controlled buddies behave.

Having AI companions that actually work (gasp!) aside, the game itself is very co-op friendly and definitely is a great “pick-up-and-play for a few levels” kind of game. The sheer mayhem that ensues when the screen fills up with “Horny Pigs” (nope, that’s not a mistake) is something that just has to be experienced with a friend. Oh, and while there’s no friendly-fire mechanic, in what feels like a very tongue-in-cheek kind of nod to it, you revive falling comrades by shooting their ghosts before they float off the screen. For an XBLIG title, $5 may seem like a fair amount to ask, but The Sugar Killerz’s replay value is fairly high and is a great addition to any shooter’s library of games.

Wrap-Up:  
The Sugar Killerz is For: Twin-stick shooter and Square Off fans; not to mention fans of pure co-op fun.The Co-Op Experience: Each player controls his or her own candy-killing mercenary and fight his way through hordes of sweet (but deadly) candy treats; play with up to three friends or let the computer take control of the other mercenaries

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Released Mar 7, 2011
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