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  • Summary: Developed by lone designer Rich Edwards with music created by legendary chiptune artist Syphus, Pineapple Smash Crew is a fast paced tactical blast-em-up! PSC features tight squad formation shooting, aliens, robots, zombies and grenades- loads and loads of grenades! Level up and chooseDeveloped by lone designer Rich Edwards with music created by legendary chiptune artist Syphus, Pineapple Smash Crew is a fast paced tactical blast-em-up! PSC features tight squad formation shooting, aliens, robots, zombies and grenades- loads and loads of grenades! Level up and choose wisely from an assortment of devastating grenade-launched weaponry...PSC's unique modern-retro flavour will take you back to the classics of old then smash you back into the present with a 'ka-boom!' Expand
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  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Feb 13, 2012
    80
    Pineapple Smash Crew is all about mindless fun, and on that note is does deliver this. But apart from the mindless explosions and constant running around, there isn't much to check out in this game, which is a bit heartening as more game modes would have kept the action going.
  2. Mar 21, 2012
    74
    If you like to set your own goals and don't need a high-score table to know you're having fun, then Pineapple Smash Crew is well worth the $10. [May 2012, p.81]
  3. Feb 9, 2012
    70
    A blast for the afternoon you'll spend ploughing through it. It's not the longest game, but everyone knows it's what you do with it that counts.
  4. Feb 10, 2012
    60
    Pineapple Smash Crew is a missed occasion for the developers to create a remarkable product. As a matter of fact, even if the fast-paced combat system and the pretty cool retro feel given by the graphics and the sounds could make the game looks good, the absence of a real campaign and any kind of multiplayer mode added to the excessive repetitiveness don't allow the game to really shine, even though it had some pretty good ideas.
  5. 60
    Pineapple Smash Crew is an enjoyable action game that is more than a little reminiscent of the Amiga days. Sadly, it stumbles by not offering enough diversity in its mission structure. And that's a shame, as the game is otherwise a refreshing, accessible and most of all fun experience, but one that lacks longevity.
  6. Feb 16, 2012
    60
    While Rich Make Game doesn't move the formula into much new territory, they (read: he) reminds us that the simple and good retro concepts haven't tired with age.
  7. Apr 16, 2012
    50
    Pineapple Smash Crew's weapons are by far its strongest point, an arsenal well engineered enough to support a much more intense game. Here they're wasted on a shooter that starts slowly and never speeds up, with solid foundations but nothing on top.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 10
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  3. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. Feb 5, 2012
    10
    This game is very, VERY good. It is one of the best top-down shooters I have ever played. The game's core mechanics involves grenades. WhenThis game is very, VERY good. It is one of the best top-down shooters I have ever played. The game's core mechanics involves grenades. When you level up via collecting experience cubes found in boxes, you get to choose between two random grenades. Each time you play through and each time you level up, your choices for grenades will be different. The mechanic for grenades involves throwing it, then detonating it afterwards. Some grenades require you to aim them, others might give you an advantage instead of harming the enemy, etc. Although beating the game takes only a couple of hours, the fact that all levels are randomly generated adds to the replayability. Each time you beat a level, you get to pick from a set of 3-5 other levels. You can pick only the easiest levels to breeze through or only the hardest for a challenge. If one of your mercenaries dies, you get a new, lower level merc at the end. The game punishes you by losing not by completely ending the game, but by making it harder to progress. On the level where that merc died, you will lose one grenade slot as well as the firepower he provided. Furthermore, your new merc will start at level 0, making him weak and therefore more likely to die. It is also worth mentioning that not only is this game made by a single person (alias: RickMakeGame) but it is also his debut game in the indie setting. The soundtrack is also amazing. All in all, since it's only 9.99$ on Steam, I highly recommend this game. Expand
  2. Feb 10, 2012
    10
    Brilliant. Simply brilliant. Don't even bother reading a long review, just get this game now. Everything about it is perfect. Great game,Brilliant. Simply brilliant. Don't even bother reading a long review, just get this game now. Everything about it is perfect. Great game, great price, made by a single man, what's not to love? Expand
  3. Apr 3, 2012
    9
    The only real complaint I have about this game is the gameplay gets a little repetitive. Aside from that, the gameplay is very smooth, SyphusThe only real complaint I have about this game is the gameplay gets a little repetitive. Aside from that, the gameplay is very smooth, Syphus made a solid soundtrack, and the game is generally well done. There is a leveling-up system as well. I'm surprised the critic reviews were less favorable, but I highly recommend this to those who enjoy arcade-style shooters, or retro games like Gauntlet. Expand
  4. Mar 9, 2012
    8
    I love the whole retro feeling of the game. The graphic style is really unique and the music fits perfect.
    I like the concept behind the it,
    I love the whole retro feeling of the game. The graphic style is really unique and the music fits perfect.
    I like the concept behind the it, it reminds me a little bit of Space Hulk.
    But the game needs more variation like more types of enemies with special abilities for example.
    Higher difficulties and other missions or game modes would also add more to the game.
    I see a lot of potential in Pineapple Smash Crew (or a possible 2nd part).
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  5. Apr 9, 2013
    7
    An overall great game that will keep you interested for a good while. The controls are really tight and the visuals have a retro look thatAn overall great game that will keep you interested for a good while. The controls are really tight and the visuals have a retro look that doesn't seem like the kind that's simply an excuse for poor quality. The gameplay mechanics work well and the variety in grenades is quite good. Not to mention that they are fun as hell to use! Some of my only gripes with this game are ones that are pretty big. For one the variety of missions is really poor and the environments can feel very samey after the first two or three hours into it. And while the mission objectives are mixed up with random boss encounters, there's almost no variety in boss design as I've dumped at least four hours into this game and have only found that they only have very slight differences I.E: recolours and more guns strapped onto them. But for the price of 10$ on steam, I'd say that this is a very complete and fun package and I'd recommend buying it for fans of top down shooter and roguelike fans alike. Expand
  6. Dec 13, 2012
    7
    Incredibly fun little simple game full of win. Well designed, well executed, well played Rich!

    I hesitated before buying this title; there
  7. Feb 4, 2012
    2
    This game is terrible. I give it a 2 instead of 0 because it is a complete game without any bugs and it has a professional apperance.This game is terrible. I give it a 2 instead of 0 because it is a complete game without any bugs and it has a professional apperance. Everything else about this game is boring as hell: the shooting, the enemies, the rooms, the objectives. I have played at least 10 indie games on steam, this one was pretty terrible considering the cost. If you have any reservations about buy this game just pass on it cuz the odds are pretty high that you will be let down. Expand

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