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Developer: SVC Games
Genres: Arcade, Action
Take control and face one of the 3 challenging game modes available:
Normal Mode: Get the maximum score against increasingly harder enemy attacks that will improve their strategy depending on how well you are playing.
Time Attack: You have 3 minutes to achieve the highest score ever. Your ship will have infinite shields but each enemy impact decreases your score... you can end up with a negative score if you are not careful!
Power Wave: Enemies will attack in waves and you are on a time limit! Each cleared wave awards you with a time extension so play smart to minimize time wasted, avoiding collisions, of course.
There is an advanced scoring system that rewards precision and reflexes:
Combos: Destroying enemies constantly without letting the Combo Meter to be depleted will increase the current combo and the score value of each enemy.
Streak: Defeat enemies without receiving damage will increase the score multiplier. Being impacted reduces it.
Reflex: Get a score bonus by having good reflexes and destroying enemies as soon as they appear. The longer they stay active, the smaller the bonus.
Chains: Destroy enemies of the same color in groups of 4 to create a chain. Chaining rewards you with a bit of energy for slowing down time or launching a powerful hyperbomb. Make lots of chains and you will get a temporal bonus weapon or more shield.
KEEP THIS IN MIND: Be elusive. Be intense. Be constant.
Find a friend, bring a gamepad and enjoy the multiplayer modes. You just need one gamepad and player 2 can use the keyboard and mouse! Although when the competition heats up 2 gamepads is the way to go!
Coop: Are you both in tune with each other? Then bring it on! One player will be the pilot, managing movment and manipulating time. The other will be the gunner, controlling weapons and the ever-precious hyperbombs. But remember, both bombs and slowdown use the same energy reserve... Face all of the singleplayer challenge from a different perspective, working as a team!
Versus: Two ships on screen, thousands of enemies approaching. Who will get the higher score? Use your ability and mind-games to pull ahead! Lure enemies into your oponent's path! Or break his huge combo with a well-timed hyperbomb! And this is important: If the current winner dies, the loser just might survive long enough to surpass his record and win, so every point counts!
Different bonus weapons.
Up to 4K at 60 fps graphics for a full arcade experience.
Slowdown time for daredevil moves.
Gamepad support (Xbox 360, Xbox One, Ps3, Ps4...) or use keyboard and mouse.
Top Scores Ranking.
Detailed configuration options for quality, resolution, sound...
Debris Infinity for Nintendo Switch trailer (ESRB)
Debris Infinity - Multiplayer Trailer
Debris Infinity (Teaser Trailer)
Debris Infinity draws direct inspiration from the most popular 1980s 2D arcade shooters to deliver a fun and intuitive experience, along with an enjoyable multiplayer component, topped by its online leaderboards that get updated in real time. It will take more than this, however, to convince players that want more than a simple high score challenge, but fans of the simple gameplay that Debris Infinity recreates will find plenty of reasons to enjoy this title.
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Although Debris Infinity is very well designed, it does lack depth and longevity. Learning the enemy waves and mastering your approach towards them extends the fun, but to no real purpose other than leaderboard bragging rights. As such, after just a session or two I was always ready to move on to something else. That amounts to less than 10 minutes of game time, which is pretty short even in this age of mobile gaming. But at only $5.00, Debris Infinity will continue to scratch that arcade itch for as long as you're willing to let it.
Debris Infinity does a very good job of being a pure arcade shooter. The shooting is thoughtful, since you're trying to balance abilities with quickly shooting enemies. The number of foes on-screen at any time makes the game difficult but not impossible, and the presence of both leaderboards and co-op for every mode provides a real incentive for another run, no matter how many times you've already died. Debris Infinity is a well-done pick-up-and-play shooter with a low $5 asking price, so it's easy to recommend for the Switch.