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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
Review in French | Read full review
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.
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.
Pixel art Wild West is dangerous and enticing. But its not easy to survive.
Review in Slovak | Read full review
An excellently crafted game, Colt Canyon is nonetheless stuck with a fair bit of the baggage of the actual historical West.
Colt Canyon offers a relentlessly challenging twin-stick shooting experience that’s both frantic and fun in design, regardless of some early frustrations as you learn how to get… well… GOOD at the game. Admittedly, the challenge can be a little overbearing at times and it doesn’t offer anything that you wouldn’t have seen in the genre before, but the Wild West setting and the satisfyingly quick-paced brutal action do make up for it – especially if you play the game in co-op with a buddy.
You can toss a rock into the eShop nowadays and are likely to hit a roguelike in the head, so having one that feels as good and worthwhile to play as Colt Canyon is something to behold.