Gleylancer

Ratalaika Games, Ratalaika Games

Strong Man
OpenCritic Rating
83
Top Critic Average
92%
Critics Recommend
Based on 13 critic reviews
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Gleylancer

Rating Summary

Based on 13 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

83

Top Critic Average

92%

Critics Recommend

Based on 13 critic reviews
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General Information

Available on:PlayStation 5Oct 15, 2021
Xbox Series X/SOct 15, 2021
Nintendo SwitchOct 15, 2021
PlayStation 4Oct 15, 2021
Xbox OneOct 15, 2021

Developer: Ratalaika Games

Publisher: Ratalaika Games

Genres: Action, Arcade

In the year 1992, Gleylancer was released as an iconic space shooter. Our heroine pilot decides to hijack the prototype fighter and go after her missing father. Get ready to shoot your way through battalions of hostile aliens as you guide your ship safely across the universe. Equip multiple weapons and powerups... Choose between different optional formations to customize your ship and become the most powerful fighting force in space. Features: * Improved modes available with accessibility features and modern controls * Classic and deep space shoot ‘em up gameplay * Epic space opera with anime cut scenes * Customize the ship’s attacking power * Iconic retro console graphics and sound * Legacy 16-bit title from the 1990s!

Gleylancer Critic Reviews

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Whatever the mode, there’s no doubt Gleylancer’s a brilliant 16-bit shmup. The game’s fantastic use of parallax scrolling adds not only speed but excitement to its varied eleven stages; taking you down through icy depths, weaving between small gaps in tight tunnels, slowly looping around a gigantic battleship, or hurtling through an asteroid field. The ways your Movers — the floating gun turrets that follow your ship — can behave are so different from one another they have a direct impact on how you tackle everything from “popcorn” enemies to end of level bosses, and the newfound flexibility of Modern Mode feels like the perfect twist on an already brilliant idea. Gleylancer is as fresh and thrilling as it’s ever been, only now it’s as authentic — or accessible — as you want it to be too.

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This Gleylancer re-release is full of meaty gameplay enhancements that make it one of the most engaging and easy-to-enjoy classic shmup experiences you'll have on modern consoles.

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Gleylancer is a deep shooter that grew from a good shmup to a great one the longer I played it. To those in the know, this clever shooter's a tour de force, and I can now see why. It's smooth, addictive, highly replayable, and enjoyable, with rarely a dull moment. If you're a genre enthusiast, consider this an essential addition to your gaming library. Kudos to Ratalaika Games for publishing this, and for only $6.99. If this game had co-op, it might've been a 10.

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There may not be much to keep you going back to Gleylancer once you’ve completed it, but that shouldn’t be much of an issue considering its budget price. And while the action it provides is rather basic compared to some other shoot ’em ups, it doesn’t stop it from being entertaining from beginning to end. In fact, it can feel quite refreshing. This is just simple, classic, retro fun.

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