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Teslapunk

Rating Summary

Based on 7 critic reviews
Weak Man

OpenCritic Rating

58

Top Critic Average

14%

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Based on 7 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:Xbox OneOct 7, 2015
Wii UDec 8, 2016

Developer: KlutzGames

Genre: Action

Teslapunk is a classic 2D shoot-em-up with fast-paced arcade gameplay. You have to defend earth against an invasion from Mars lead by Emperor Zangórax who back on Mars is a popular DJ by night and a frantic invader by day. The Invasion takes you through 6 different levels each uniquely designed. Additionally there is a Survival Game Mode where you can level up your ship and buy helpful items.
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An eccentric cast of villains and zany action make Teslapunk a decent bullet hell shooter, but a terrible soundtrack and performance issues mar an otherwise enjoyable title.

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While it's not going to blow any socks off, TeslaPunk still has a few decent tricks up its sleeve that make it a fun, but short shoot 'em up that fans of the genre will enjoy for a time.

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All told, Teslapunk is a very middling game. It has tight enough controls and fun shmup gameplay that has the potential to entertain for hours, but there's a lingering sense that this is a game too content to ride on the coattails of its superior predecessors, and it does so at the cost of forging its own identity. What we're left with is a game that's perfectly functional, but forgettable in nearly every way. If you really like shmup games and want to own a new one for the Wii U in particular, this may be worth a punt, but we'd otherwise recommend you take a pass.

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Teslapunk does a satisfying job at bringing back the spirit of 2D arcade shoot'em ups thanks to its simple gameplay mechanics and plot that is nothing more than a motif for the game to exist. That being said, it could certainly use some improvement in its visual environment and unfortunately its price is too steep for the rather short lifespan and contents it offers.

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