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Assault Android Cactus

Rating Summary

Based on 46 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

83

Top Critic Average

80%

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Based on 46 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Mar 8, 2016
Wii U2016
PCSep 23, 2015

Developer: Witch Beam

Genres: Arcade, Action

When you're running on battery, make every second count!

Assault Android Cactus is an arcade style twin stick shooter set in a vivid sci fi universe. Junior Constable Cactus is outside her pay grade when she responds to a distress call and ends up stranded on a crippled space freighter under attack by its own robot workers.

Utilising a draining battery mechanic in place of lives, Assault Android Cactus challenges you to think fast and keep the bullets flying, blending the gameplay of western styled arena shooters with aspects of Japanese style bullet hell as you charge head first through transforming stages, massive boss battles and an eclectic cast of characters on the way to saving the day.

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Strong Head
10
Fair Head
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IGN

8.8 / 10.0
IGN

Assault Android Cactus is an intense twin-stick shooter that's been polished to within an inch of its life.

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Destructoid

9 / 10.0
Chris Carter

Assault Android Cactus kind of snuck up on me, and is easily one of my favorite shooters of the year. I'm really interested in seeing what developer Witch Beam comes up with next.

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Game Revolution

Game Revolution

It's unfortunate that Assault Android Cactus feels a bit slight, because the game is quite a bit of fun in short bursts. Playing through the five zones provided a strong challenge, and the inclusion of so many distinct characters rewards those who experiment and try out different combinations. The luster eventually wears off, but players that enjoy seeing their names near the top of leaderboards will find a reason to keep coming back. As for everyone else, Assault Android Cactus occupies a handful of hours with a solid dual-stick shooter campaign.

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TheSixthAxis

9 / 10
Miguel Moran

Assault Android Cactus+ is a masterclass in twin-stick shooting. The controls are simple, but the environments and enemy waves are complex and perfectly crafted. The huge variety of game modes and unlockables help give me a reason to keep coming back again and again. For a solo-player who loves some arcade action, or a group of friends looking for their next co-op challenge, Assault Android Cactus+ is a must buy.

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