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  • Summary: This is a side-scrolling shooting game in which you take control of the "Drainus", the Kharlal Empire's most cutting-edge fighter with the ability to absorb energy bullets, and take down the enemy ships zipping through space.
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  1. May 26, 2022
    Drainus from Record of Lodoss War: Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth developer Team Ladybug is an essential shoot 'em up with its superb gameplay, excellent visuals, and replay value. It is accessible to newcomers and truly shines on Steam Deck. Hopefully online leaderboards get added in a future update because this is one of the best games of the year so far.
  2. Aug 1, 2022
    For those wondering what a new treasure shmup could be like, here is a possible answer. Drainus blends all and new with style, polished mechanics and brilliant level design.
  3. Edge Magazine
    Jul 14, 2022
    To attempt to build a shooter as grand as Gradius V takes some courage; Team Ladybug has the talent as well as the guts. [Issue#374, p.119]
  4. Dec 16, 2022
    The best 2D shooter for several years and a fantastic homage to the genre, with some of the best pixel art graphics of the year.
  5. Jul 4, 2022
    Drainus is a classic shmup that allows newcomers to experience the best moments of the genre. Shooting away with your overpowered spaceship is an exhilarating experience indeed, and beautiful sprites as well as flashy effects make the journey worthwhile. Bosses and stages come with plenty of gimmicks, to the extent that newcomers may be overwhelmed by the richness of the experience. At the same time, the game is so easy that it doesn’t motivate the player enough. While a great title for players new to the genre, seasoned shmup fans will end up craving more.
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  1. May 31, 2022
    A spectacularly stylish shooting game that evokes Treasure in its pomp. [Eurogamer Recommended]
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