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When an unknown extragalactic assailant threatens the peace, it's up to you to defeat them and their armies of attack craft. In your ship, you move through the stages as the screen moves forward, shooting down opponents and collecting money and upgrades that increase your strength. Along with typical enemies, you also face off against larger boss enemies that have more health and deal more damage, making them especially difficult to take down.
Often, the sheer number of missiles, lasers, and other incoming attacks can seem insurmountable, but by going to the shop and buying and equipping different upgrades, weapons and body styles, you can customise every element of your ship to make it suit your play style, with many parts offering special bonus effects that support unusual play styles. Experimenting with all the different items available and discovering ambitious strategies and permutations that work best for you is essential in progressing smoothly.
The result is a novel twist on the side-scrolling shooter genre that combines traditional skill, precision and fast-paced action with unique customisation and upgrade paths that provide a chance for you to craft clever strategies and ambitious moves.
It's the latest game in the Jets'n'Guns series of games, which started back in 2004:
- Jets'n'Guns (2004) PC, Mac.
- Jets'n'Guns Gold (2014) PC, Mac. An expanded version of the original game.
- Jets'n'Guns 2 (2020) PC, Switch.
Our examiner, Ben Kendall, first checked Jets'n'Guns 2 15 months ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 7 months ago.
You can play this game in the following styles:
The developers provide the following Mature Content Description on Steam:
"Contains action, humorous violence and jokes inspired by cyberpunk, sci-fi movies and pop culture in general that may not be suitable for all ages."
10+ 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. The gameplay is very fast-paced and you need to constantly have excellent control and precision of your plane. You also need to replay levels in order to unlock upgrades, so you should be prepared to repeat levels multiple times.