“Super Killer Hornet” was a great shooter, that had an interesting mechanic where you had to collect math formulas, and answer them correctly. It was unique. How do you follow something like that up? With “Pester”, apparently, and it’s pretty dang good.
What I like about it is that it has an insane number of customisation options. Some make it harder, some make it easier, some make it crazier. BUT, there’s more to it than that: you have to play the game (repeatedly) to unlock all these features! Now that’s an unusual incentive to play a game repeatedly.
Presentation is along the lines of a fake old-school 8-bit game that’s been re-released, which works for it. 80 Microsoft Points for this experimentative, enjoyable, and just plain interesting game.
Here’s what the developer (Flump Studios) has to say about the game:
““Prepare to be Pestered, in a good way!” Pester is a vertical shoot em’ up which blends the old school with the new creating a frantic and fun shooter experience. With over 95 combinations of play, a thumping techno soundtrack, 6 trophies to unlock and a unique old school-new school graphic style Pester is a game for both shooter enthusiasts and anyone up for a good challenge.”