PixelJunk developer Q-Games had a surprise release over this Easter break with a new game put out on Apple Arcade. The game is not a new PixelJunk game but a new IP called Scrappers. It’s a game that highlights the importance of clearing up litter, a nice environmentally friendly message, while also getting paid for it. Oh, you also beat people up who break the rules in the town of Junktown. Basically, Scrappers is a side-scrolling beat ’em up where picking up litter is a key driver.
You love robots? You love money? You hate trash sitting there, not lining you pockets with one big pay day? PixelJunk has the game for you! Team up with up to three other players as you battle it out through the streets of Junktown, pickin' litter and taking names! #applearcade pic.twitter.com/ZXYhBYSAgM
— Q-Games. Scrappers is out now on Apple Arcade! (@PixelJunkNews) April 10, 2020
Here are the key features:
- Explore 4 vibrant, uniquely themed areas with over 20 stages.
- Master the art of fast and frantic garbage collecting, either solo or with up to 3 friends.
- Battle rival garbage collectors in chaotic street brawls using a variety of unlockable weapons.
- Customize your garbage truck with over 100 unique custom parts.
- Unlock and recruit a variety of Scrappers for your roster.
- Challenge your friends in fun and competitive mini-games.
- Immerse yourself in a colorful world that interweaves cyberpunk influences with a cartoony pop style that draws inspiration from real-world Japan.
- Includes support for PlayStation DualShock 4, Xbox Wireless, and MFi controllers.
Scrappers is only playable through Apple Arcade and a subscription to that costs £4.99/$4.99.
Our last Q-Games related review was for PixelJunk Monsters 2, and in that Jason wrote:
Pixeljunk Monsters 2 is a very solid entry in the tower defence genre. The little things it has changed make for some really interesting choices when it comes to tower placement and co-op play makes it much more replayable. Graphically the game is stunning in its own way and will keep you invested in the tree-destroying, tower-building, funky-dancing gameplay as you progress through the increasingly tricky levels until the end. It suffers from the same issues prevalent in any TD game but is a solid entry nevertheless.
You can read the full review here.