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  • Summary: Jamestown: Legend Of The Lost Colony is a neo-classical top-down shooter for up to 4 players, set on 17th-century British Colonial Mars. It features all the intensity, depth, and lovingly handcrafted pixels of a classic arcade shooter, with a modern twist: deeply-integrated cooperativeJamestown: Legend Of The Lost Colony is a neo-classical top-down shooter for up to 4 players, set on 17th-century British Colonial Mars. It features all the intensity, depth, and lovingly handcrafted pixels of a classic arcade shooter, with a modern twist: deeply-integrated cooperative gameplay.

    Unlike most top-down shooters, which give multiple players a shared pool of lives or continues, Jamestown does something different. So long as any player survives, the team can be brought back from death. By giving every player the power to rescue their team from the jaws of destruction, Jamestown creates an exhilarating cooperative experience where everyones contribution truly matters. Win or lose, your team will do it together.

    Key features:

    - Blast your way through historic Mars as a crack team of up to 4 friends in local co-op mode
    - Marvel and rejoice at vast expanses of lovingly handcrafted pixels
    - Escape into a fast-paced story of swashbuckling redemption
    - Epic orchestral scores composed by Francisco Cerda, unique to each level
    - Brave the hostile Martian frontier with your pick of 1619s finest steampunk weaponry
    - Master innovative co-op mechanics paired with classical top-down shooter gameplay
    - Test your skills against 20+ rule-bending bonus levels
    - Run the Gauntlet arcade mode, and play Jamestown like its 1996
    - Leverage the unique scoring system to claw your way up the online leaderboards
    - Unlock all 30+ Steam achievements... if you can!
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Apr 1, 2015
    90
    Whether played alone or with friends through local co-op, it’s hard to resist the urge to take to the skies for one more jaunt through Mars’ danger-filled atmosphere.
  2. Apr 12, 2015
    90
    In all, it’s a must-buy if you have at least one other person to play it with on a consistent basis.
  3. Apr 30, 2015
    88
    This is a great looking game that will remind players of the genre's heyday in the 1990s. And with dozens of items to unlock and a wide variety of weapons to shoot, Jamestown+ will keep shoot-em-up fans happy for many hours to come.
  4. 80
    If anything, it’s a fun little distraction calling back to the classic games of yesteryear. Fans of bullet hell certainly won’t be disappointed.
  5. Mar 23, 2015
    80
    It is more than a well crafted homage though; it is a game that links the past to the present in grand fashion and is definitely something you should pick up to pass the time.
  6. Apr 13, 2015
    70
    Jamestown+ has a great foundation in that it's an extremely addictive and equally challenging shmup, whether you're playing alone or with friends.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. Apr 9, 2017
    10
    Bin über Resogun auf das Spiel gestoßen. Ist wesentlich schwieriger, macht aber genau so süchtig. Man muss ein bisschen üben umBin über Resogun auf das Spiel gestoßen. Ist wesentlich schwieriger, macht aber genau so süchtig. Man muss ein bisschen üben um weiterzukommen. Leider nur lokal koop. Expand
  2. Mar 18, 2015
    9
    I never played the original on PC so everything in Jamestown+ is a brand new experience. This game is well worth its price and I will beI never played the original on PC so everything in Jamestown+ is a brand new experience. This game is well worth its price and I will be played for months to come. Expand
  3. Mar 18, 2015
    8
    The only disappointment here is that the coop is local-only, but this is a really fun and approachable bullet-hell game with plenty ofThe only disappointment here is that the coop is local-only, but this is a really fun and approachable bullet-hell game with plenty of content. I never played the original so I can't comment on how it improves upon it. There is also a $1.99 DLC pack that adds 4 more ships with unique weapons and 4 additional trophies (one for each ship). Day one DLC, but at least it's cheap and the game is inexpensive too. Expand
  4. Mar 17, 2015
    7
    Jamestown+ is a solid update to the original, but not one that's likely to bring in many new fans. If you loved the original's solid mechanicsJamestown+ is a solid update to the original, but not one that's likely to bring in many new fans. If you loved the original's solid mechanics and surprising depth or never tried it, it's worth a shot. If you weren't a superfan, though, there's not much reason to come back. Expand
  5. Sep 24, 2020
    0
    I'm sure the gameplay is fine, but the premise? Incredibly insensitive. Sure, mars is cool and so is alternate history, and we all love bulletI'm sure the gameplay is fine, but the premise? Incredibly insensitive. Sure, mars is cool and so is alternate history, and we all love bullet hells. But let's not forget that the colonial english massacred countless natives in their "new world". Colonizers are NOT to be made into heroes, and no re-telling of their story should ever paint them in a positive light. Expand

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