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Colt Canyon

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Available on:Nintendo SwitchJun 16, 2020
PCJun 16, 2020
Xbox OneJun 16, 2020

Developer: Retrific

Publisher: Headup Games

Genres: Action, Arcade

Take your revolver and rescue your partner in this atmospheric and punchy roguelike game. Colt Canyon is a 2D pixel art shooter where you control a cowboy, or one of the many other unlockable characters, whose mission is to save his kidnapped partner from the ruthless bandits. Take your gun and TNT and shoot your way through a hostile canyon full of hidden treasures, weapons, obstacles and all kinds of bloodthirsty scum. Maybe you can save more people than just your partner. But watch out. Once you got your partner your job is not done. You'll also have to get back home... FEATURES - Range of characters and weapons to play and unlock - Dynamic and immersive environments and enemies - AI-Controlled companions - Local Coop - Upgrades for you and your companions - Randomized, persistent and open levels - Strategic stealth and fast-paced action - Boss Fights - Roguelike elements - Permadeath - High replayability - Beautiful minimalistic pixel art - Punchy particle effects - and much more... Inspired and polished to perfection after spending countless hours in many fantastic big and small games of similar genres and settings!

Colt Canyon Critic Reviews

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Nintendo Life

Ollie Reynolds
8 / 10
Nintendo Life

Colt Canyon is an excellent roguelike with razor-sharp gameplay that's incredibly addictive. The rhythmic action is comparable to titles like Hotline Miami, and there's a constant temptation to have 'just one more go'. Some may not be too keen on the heavily-pixelated graphics, but it's the gameplay that truly shines through here, and once you've conquered the steep difficulty curve you'll find this to be a fine addition to the Switch's growing selection of roguelikes.

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Colt Canyon is a fine half-twin-stick shooter/half-rogue-lite experience, varied enough to make us constantly switch between characters, weapons and approaches, trying to rescue a kidnapped partner in a pixel-based West Coast. While being wuite short and sometimes more difficult to read, it still will please fans of both genres

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Pixel art Wild West is dangerous and enticing. But its not easy to survive.

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In the end, Colt Canyon is a solid roguelike shooter. The tight mechanics and various characters give most players enough to keep their interest, while the high difficulty and adherence to restarting from scratch on each run makes it appealing to those who are more experienced in the genre. The presentation might be hit-and-miss depending on what you're into, but there's no doubt that it contains a magic that'll keep you coming back after you fail another run for the umpteenth time. Colt Canyon is well worth checking out.

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