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Scintillatron 4096

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Based on 4 critic reviews
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Available on:PlayStation 4Dec 18, 2018
PlayStation VitaDec 18, 2018
PlayStation 5Nov 12, 2020


Scintillatron 4096 is a compelling highscore shooter. It fuses retro gameplay origins with modern, pulsating visuals and a mood-setting electro soundtrack. As you battle for glory in the world rankings, combo building is everything. Stick to a single color for a big points boost. Manage it late game on one of the dreaded Last Waves and your score will skyrocket. Local two player on PlayStation®4 brings extra game modes. We recommend you host a retro arcade party and enjoy some player vs player matches in Battle Mode. Alternatively, play as a team in the co-op score attack with dedicated ranking boards. 45 trophies (some of which you’ll REALLY have to fight for), 16 combinable power-ups, PS4™Pro UHD at 60fps, and a fantastic skill-testing difficulty curve... welcome to Scintillatron 4096! Purchasing this content entitles you to both the PS4™ system and “PS Vita” system versions!

Scintillatron 4096 Critic Reviews

Scintillatron 4096 seems to have come straight out of an elucubration by Jeff Minter, and this is perhaps the best compliment that I can make. Frantic and fun, at times frustrating, but also endowed with an unexpected strategic depth, this game seems to have come here directly from an arcade of the 80s.

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You need to come up with a strategy on the fly and then stick with it, carrying it off to perfection to earn a decent score. That’s Scintillatron 4096’s biggest strength and harshest weakness, because there’s no recovering a level from a single mistake.

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Scintillatron 4096 offers so much more than its dated retro stylings initially suggest. What begins as a somewhat clunky, simple twin-stick shooter, quickly blossoms into a strategic, thoughtful and immensely addictive little gem of a videogame.

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Scintillatron 4096 feels like a long-lost retro arcade game yet it offers a unique scoring system that's fresh and will keep you hooked.

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