Luftrausers Review

A simple yet fun little game by the devs who brought us: Super Crate Box and Nuclear Throne.

“The skies will be set aflame and the seas will overflow with wreckage in Vlambeer’s stylish arcade shooter LUFTRAUSERS! Select from over 125 combinations of weapons, bodies, and propulsion systems and take to the skies to battle enemy fighter planes, battleships, submarines, and rival aces for glory, honor, and high scores.”

I finally picked this up and I wish I had picked it up sooner. You pretty much just jump straight into gameplay. Flying around in your plane shooting other planes down, it is addictive. There are little gunboats, jet planes and battleships to blow up!

The controls are simple you fly and turn with the analogue stick or d-pad, A or right trigger is to shoot. Thats it, just go nuts! After your plane is destroyed you can check out your little missions you have to complete to level up and unlock new interchangable parts and weapons.

This is a game you can just jump on for 5-10 minutes, do whatever it is your doing then come back to it. There are plenty of plane combinations you can use once you have unlocked different parts, the funny thing is each combination gives you a different plane name. Lots of little challenges to complete, some of which are actually a pain to do but the game is still fun.

If you happen to have you own MAME cabinet maybe this is worth a try on it, the first thing I thought when playing this game was this would be good on an arcade stick.

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