CounterAttack: Uprising Review (Nintendo Switch OLED)

For this CounterAttack: Uprising Review, we attempt to defend Earth against the ruthless automatons! CounterAttack is a scrolling space shooter for up to 8 players online and 4 local co-op. Choose one of 8 ships with unique special abilities, unlock attachments and advance weapons, and select one of many enhancements as you smash the attacking armada.

CounterAttack: Uprising Review Pros:

  • Decent graphics.
  • 1GB download size.
  • Shmup gameplay.
  • Graphics settings – screenshake, dim players’ projectiles, and projectile dim amount slider.
  • Game settings – Single-player pause timer length, language, show character dialog in single player, use the panning camera, HD Rumble, play game over narration, amd show player ship collides.
  • Three ways to play – Single player, local multiplayer, amd online multiplayer.
  • Online leaderboards.
  • Full stats page.
  • Opening tutorial stages.
  • Every ship has unique stats, a good thing and a bad thing along with an ultimate.
  • Full in-depth level creator and editor. You can save your Creations and tweak them whenever. You can tweak HP bars, visibility, collide, and full copy and paste clipboard.
  • Enemy database has every detail of every enemy from their name, description, and attachments.
  • Create a custom campaign using your created levels.
  • Eight ships to choose from all with their own pilot.
  • Before playing a level you can pick up to 3 modules and 3 weapons.
  • Every ship can be customized with the color wheel.
  • Three game types – casual, arcade, and hardcore.
  • Four game difficulties – Easy, medium, hard, and very hard.
  • You can play campaign, survival, or custom using the above modes and difficulties.
  • World map level select.
  • 2D side view.
  • End of a level breakdown showing killstreaks, damage, lives, kills, accuracy, etc.
  • End of level boss.
  • The game plays out as a mix of side scroller and staying on a set screen facing waves.
  • Animated backdrop.
  • The world map is like a Web so you can choose your route across it.
  • Endless possibilities to mix and match guns and attachments together.

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CounterAttack: Uprising Review Cons:

  • Online leaderboards require Nintendo Switch online.
  • Cannot share created levels with others.
  • No way to rebind controls.
  • Small text.
  • The respawning time is slow.

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CounterAttack: Uprising:

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Developer: Relative Software LTD

Publisher: Relative Software LTD

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


Counterattack Uprising is a shmup game that offers a unique blend of side-scrolling and wave-based gameplay. The game features an opening tutorial stage, eight ships to choose from each with its own pilot, and a full in-depth level creator and editor. You can play campaign, survival, or custom using various modes and difficulties.

The game also includes an animated backdrop, an end-of-level boss, and endless possibilities to mix and match guns and attachments. However, the game has some drawbacks. Online leaderboards require Nintendo Switch online, there’s no way to rebind controls, the text is small, and the respawning time is slow. Despite these issues, Counterattack Uprising is a fun and never-ending cycle of top-drawer shmup action.

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!