Review: Hyper Sentinel (PlayStation 4)
A face-melting, pixel-pumping arcade shoot ’em up featuring awesome power-ups, epic boss battles and spectacular effects at a blistering 60fps.
- Graphics- Standard, CRT, Spectrum or C64 style.
- Platinum trophy.
- Tutorial section.
- 398.8MB Download size.
- Three modes- Arcade, Survival, and boss.
- Three difficulties- Normal, Hard and retro.
- Online leaderboards with filters.
- Three routes in the arcade and you start at 1a, 1b or 1c.
- Medals-Five in each level and awarded for set feats.
- Shooter gameplay.
- Chiptune soundtrack.
- A multiplier for racking up therm scores.
- Formations- Enemies can attack in formations and clearing them all out grants a bonus.
- End of level guardian fights.
- You play flying over a level by going left and right, You can flip your ship to change direction.
- Solid score chaser.
- Levels are well designed despite looking simple.
- Absolutely nails the modern retro name.
- Powerups to collect in-game.
- Decent pixel graphics.
- So much replayability as you learn level layouts and rack up scores.
- The tutorial is text-based.
- Never sure what powerup you get.
- Takes time to realis what you can shoot and what is obstacles.
- Controls take some time to climatize too as they are both sensitive and laid out and work differently to how you think.
- Only one layout for the controller.
- Feels a bit light on content and variety.
- Graphics - 8/108/10
- Sound - 7/107/10
- Accessability - 7/107/10
- Length - 8/108/10
- Fun Factor - 8/108/10
A true homage to the classic arcade shoot em up we used to get, It may be a bit light on content and variety but for what it does have, It does extremely well and is more than enough to trigger a desire to replay and conquer every level and that’s before you even think of chasing them high scores on the leaderboard. Controls and mechanics took a few games to adjust to but once it clicked the feels from the old days of arcade games came flooding back and a smile was permanently swiped across my face. A must for so many gamer types that its easier to just say…Play it.