Binarystar Infinity Review (PlayStation 4)

This Binarystar Infinity Review has us going into a 1-Bit Shoot ‘Em Up with a challenging experience reminding of the traditional Arcade Shmup classics, that can be experienced alone or with a friend, and with the particularity of being playable in vertical or horizontal scrolling mode.

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Binarystar Infinity Review Pros:

  • One bit graphics.
  • 301.2MB download size.
  • 15 trophies.
  • Shmup gameplay.
  • Can be played vertically or horizontally.
  • Two-player local co-op.
  • Friendly fire is optional.
  • Simple one-button control scheme.
  • Brilliant soundtrack.
  • Three modes – arcade, survival, and boss rush.
  • Local leaderboard.
  • Every mode has a co-op option.
  • Collect power-ups and lives from enemies.
  • Very addictive.
  • Big boss battles.
  • Playing in the different perspectives feels unique.
  • Arcade has 8 missions.
  • Level select once you finish a mission.
  • Collect shards from enemies for a score.

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Binarystar Infinity Review Cons:

  • No tutorials.
  • Difficult.
  • You have to unlock survival and boss rush.
  • No continues.
  • Doesn’t have any online leaderboards or co-ops.
  • No Platinum trophy.
  • Everything but enemy projectiles and power-ups are black and white and it’s quite disorienting.

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Binarystar Infinity:

Official website.

Developer: Ricci Cedric Design

Publisher: Forever Entertainment S.A.

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PlayStation

Steam

Nintendo

  • 7/10
    Graphics - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Sound - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Accessibility - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Length - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Fun Factor - 8/10
7.2/10

Summary

Always been a fan of one-bit graphic games, it inspires creativity and this king out the box and the games are generally of a high caliber. Enter Binarystar Infinity and it is indeed a solid little Shmup, it looks simple but is deceptively difficult. The soundtrack is fantastic and the controls just move and shoot. Collect shards from enemies for score and shoot down pods for power-ups and bullet enhance. You couldn’t ask for more to be honest and despite there being no tutorials or help whatsoever it says a lot about its accessibility that you can just pick up and play. For a change of pace you can flip the screen which is something simple and to be honest it sounds so simple that it shouldn’t add anything but it does, it actually makes the gameplay differently and lets players play how they like, it’s such a simple mechanic that it does make me wonder why more games don’t have it, it’s a real game mix upper. Overall Binarystar Infinity is a great Shmup.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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