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Play OverviewPlay Overview

Foamstars (2024) is a team-based shooting game where you fire colourful foam from your gun instead of bullets. Using the foam, you not only defeat opponents but also create colour-coded areas to slide around on surfboards and build fortresses to gain an advantage. It stands out for how the geographical tactics where you change the map with your foam to create ever-evolving strategies. It brings the popular fun of Splatoon that's only on Nintendo systems to the PlayStation.

Play is based on 4-vs-4 team battles where the aim is to shoot and defeat every member of the opposing team. You shoot foam from a variety of weapons that are colour-coded for your team. The foam builds up as it lands on the ground to enable the creation of ramps and slides you can surf along quicker than running. You can also build towers and fortresses that offer both traversal routes and defend against incoming attacks. Working as a team you must utilise your foam to the best effect in ambitious and experimental strategies is essential for success.

The result is a game that takes shooting in a less violent direction. Your weapons are not only about offence but also useful to build defences and aid with quick movement around the battlefield. Communication between your team and adapting to your opponent's moves is essential, and winning a match is a fun and rewarding team effort.

Our examiner, Ben Kendall, first checked Foamstars 8 months ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 2 weeks ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Shooting and Traversal game with Action, Platform, Simulation, Sports and Strategy elements. This is a 8-player online game. You play in two teams of four, working with your teammates to defeat your opponents using clever strategies and tactics.

 
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Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 12 for Moderate Violence.
 
Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.

Rated for younger players in Australia. Rated Parental Guidance (PG) for Mild Gambling Themes, Mild Violence, Online Interactivity, Sexualised Imagery.
Although there are guns and shooting, the weapons only fire foam. When enemies are hit they react but not in pain and this is accompanied by a musical sound rather than an explosion. It's like a paintball game.

Skill Level

9+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it's important for parents and guardians to consider the maturity required to process the game content. You need to be quick and precise with your movement and shooting, and in addition, you need to communicate well with your team and be able to cope with losing to other teams. It's important to be able to move around the game world efficiently.

CostsCosts

Foamstars

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There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 06/02/2024

Out Now: PS4 and PS5

Content Rating: PEGI 12

Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

Players: 8 online

Genres: Shooting, Traversal (Action, Platform, Simulation, Sports and Strategy)

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 3D Third-Person and Cartoon

Developer: Square Enix (@SquareEnix)


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