Black Paradox

Fantastico Studio, Digerati

Strong Man
OpenCritic Rating
78
Top Critic Average
100%
Critics Recommend
Based on 5 critic reviews
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Black Paradox

Rating Summary

Based on 5 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

78

Top Critic Average

100%

Critics Recommend

Based on 5 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Apr 30, 2019
Xbox OneMay 3, 2019
PCMay 2, 2019
Nintendo SwitchMay 3, 2019

Developer: Fantastico Studio

Publisher: Digerati

Genre: Action

Black Paradox is a fast-paced rogue-lite shoot 'em up. Unleash an arsenal of weapons, power-ups, drones, and other upgrades to survive waves of enemies, against a backdrop of vibrant pixel art and synth-wave soundtrack. As the infamous bounty hunter Black Paradox, travel through space and defeat the most dangerous criminal organization in the galaxy: the Hellraisers and its seven lieutenants.

Enter the cockpit, ready your weapons, and prepare for the ultimate galactic showdown.

KEY FEATURES:

- 20 weapons, 37 powerups, 13 deadly drones, 8 amazing power-up combos, and the ultimate space-bending move: the "Black Paradox"
- 62 different enemies, each with its own attack patterns
- 14 deadly bosses with unique attacks + 1 secret boss
- Upgrade your stats and unlock new powers
- 2 player local co-op
- Amazing pixel art, an awesome synth-wave soundtrack
- An extra hardcore boss rush mode to unlock

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TheSixthAxis

8 / 10
TheSixthAxis

It's endlessly repetitive, has an unfair upgrade system, the gameplay is relentlessly unforgiving, and yet I've been playing the game constantly. Black Paradox has that magic 'one more go' element, and whilst it's tough, the fact that you progress just a smidgen further each time, learning a new attack pattern or safe space, means you just have to keep on playing. Recommended to hardcore shooter fans, casual gamers may find it just too difficult.

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Spaziogames

7.5 / 10.0
Spaziogames

A good italian shoo'em'up with all the elements of the classics of the genre.

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Video Chums

Video Chums

Black Paradox may not be the biggest shmup out there but it plays so well that it's hard to put down once you pick it up.

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GamePitt

7.5 / 10.0
GamePitt

I’m having an absolute blast with Black Paradox. I keep coming back to it as there’s just so much more fun for me to have in this retro-futuristic world. The Roguelike gameplay is addictive and for every death I experience, I feel pumped to just try that little bit harder. It’s so ’80s it hurts and I absolutely love that about it. Is it the best game ever made? No, of course not but that’s not what it’s trying to be. Instead, it’s a beautiful homage to the classic arcade days, made even better when you bring along a friend to shoot up all of those evil space baddies. The frustrating progression system holds it back from being the best side-scroller shooter I’ve ever played but it’s certainly one of the most fun.

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