Black Widow: Recharged

Adamvision, Sneakybox, Atari

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OpenCritic Rating
67
Top Critic Average
40%
Critics Recommend
Based on 5 critic reviews
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Black Widow: Recharged

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Based on 5 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

67

Top Critic Average

40%

Critics Recommend

Based on 5 critic reviews
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General Information

Available on:PlayStation 5Oct 28, 2021
Xbox Series X/SOct 28, 2021
Nintendo SwitchOct 28, 2021
PCOct 28, 2021
PlayStation 4Oct 28, 2021
Xbox OneOct 28, 2021

Developers: Adamvision, Sneakybox

Publisher: Atari

Genres: Action, Arcade

The original cult classic arachnid-starring, twin-stick shooter returns! Just in time for Halloween, Black Widow: Recharged has been reimagined for modern gameplay, with vibrant visuals, powerful new abilities, and another original soundtrack from award-winning video game composer Megan McDuffee. Aim for a high score in the old school arcade mode and earn bragging rights with your name at the top of the leaderboard. Or test your skills and rank on the boards in one of 30 intensely creative challenges, which twist the gameplay in new and exciting ways. Collect cash from downed enemies to charge a powerful web blast, or pick up one of a dozen new power-ups including explosive blasts, spread-shots, and fear, trapping all enemies in your web. Every mode and level is playable in local co-op mode with a friend. Key Features: Old Meets New: Classic Black Widow gameplay updated for smooth control, and visuals for modern PCs and consoles Charge and Blast: In addition to a dozen power-ups, cash picked up from downed enemies can now be used to charge a massive web blast to get you out of sticky situations Challenge: Compete in a series of 30 challenges designed to put even the most seasoned players to the test Compete: Reach the top of country global leaderboards for arcade and individual challenge modes Bring a Friend: Play local co-op with a friend in every mode .. blast bugs and chase scores together Get in the Groove: Get into the rhythm of a good run to the original score by Megan McDuffee

Black Widow: Recharged Critic Reviews

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While it would have been nice to see Centipeded: Recharged's leaderboard and score-reporting issues addressed in Black Widow: Recharged, the twin-stick shooting action provides a great quick-hit arcade rush.

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Black Widow Recharged has too high a price, too little going for it, and too many bugs (the last of which is at least somewhat appropriate, I guess).

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Black Widow has been around since the origins of twin-stick shooting and this Recharged iteration does a decent job of modernizing the arcade classic but it could have done more to make it hold its own among its genre contemporaries. Insert obligatory spider pun here.

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If you’ve played any other Atari Recharged title, you know what to expect from Black Widow: Recharged. It’s more of the same, but prettier and on-the-go. The thing is that we live in an era where we get half a dozen twin-stick shooters a week, so name recognition alone isn’t enough to make Black Widow: Recharged stand out from the crowd.

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