Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me as the saying goes and with that in mind, and the fact that I was really really excited when Kick Off was revived and turned out to be balls, let’s take a look at Hyper Sentinel.
In case you wondering what I’m on about, Hyper Sentinel is the baby of Rob Hewson and old time gamers will recognise Hewson as one the classic labels from the 16-era. They had a string of hits including Uridium, Paradroid, Nebulus, and Cybernoid, and Hyper Sentinel looks very much like a remake of Uridium with added boss battles.
It will launch on May 11 for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC, almost a year after it’s original launch date.
Here’s a description of the game taken from the Steam store.
A face-melting, pixel-pumping arcade shoot ’em up featuring awesome power-ups, epic boss battles and spectacular effects at a blistering 60fps. Blast into battle against giant space destroyers in Arcade Mode, tackle endless waves of enemies in Survival Mode and face off against epic level guardians in Boss Run mode.
Awesome power-ups and devastating weapon upgrades including the Astro Mace and Plasma Rifle
The ultimate high-score chasing arcade game, with online leaderboards and 3 difficulty modes
Become a decorated Hyper Sentinel pilot with 60 challenging medals to complete
12 electrifying levels featuring epic, multi-stage boss encounters
Multiple graphics options, including the nostalgia inducing Spectrum, C64 and CRT filters
A hyper-charged love letter to arcade classics