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  • Summary: Gunborg: Dark Matters is an arcade-style, action-packed platformer in space, with smooth gameplay and a slick 80’s synth-wave soundtrack. Armed with a fierce blade and a powerful shield your challenge is to fight your way through a mad alien spaceship filled with deadly creatures andGunborg: Dark Matters is an arcade-style, action-packed platformer in space, with smooth gameplay and a slick 80’s synth-wave soundtrack. Armed with a fierce blade and a powerful shield your challenge is to fight your way through a mad alien spaceship filled with deadly creatures and capture the fearsome bosses defending it. Do you have what it takes to face constant threats while staying on your feet in the heat of combat? Can you keep your cool when chaos is descending upon you?
    Features:
    - Skill-based arcade-style gameplay
    - All enemy weapons can be picked up by the player
    - A powerful shield to deflect enemy bullets
    - Dark energy supercharges your weapons
    - Smooth gameplay and fluid animations
    - Superfast addictive respawn cycle
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. 90
    Gunborg: Dark Matters excels with engaging gameplay, approachable difficulty buildup, and a wonderful visual style. The game is unfortunately all too brief and doesn't get the kind of time it deserves to truly bloom. Equally so, Gunborg places itself well high in the chaff of the side-scrolling genre, even though it doesn't quite reach the same full excellence as the greats.
  2. Mar 9, 2022
    80
    Gunborg: Dark Matters is a relatively short game, but it is packed with challenge and fast-paced action throughout. I like that you have to keep cycling through weapons as they drop to meet challenges ahead, and how satisfying it is to finally get through a stage. If you want an action platformer that will offer you a tough but rewarding experience then Gunborg: Dark Matters is for you.
  3. Mar 17, 2022
    80
    The brutal challenge of Gunborg: Dark Matters matches its tight and intuitive gameplay beautifully to thoroughly test anyone's mettle.
  4. Mar 27, 2022
    75
    Gunborg: Dark Matter is a simple yet challenging arcade platformer that pushes players to perfect their timing and dodging abilities. The 8-bit world is beautifully coloured in a neon palette and complemented by a soundtrack that is absolutely jamming. If you’re a fan of testing your mettle in old-school style arcade shooters, Gunborg: Dark Matters is more than worth the $17.95 asking price.
  5. Mar 28, 2022
    70
    Gunborg: Dark Matters is in many ways a fun game not only for those who have already fallen in love with platformers but also for those who are new to this genre. In many, it’s a fun yet extremely challenging side scroller whose only shortcoming appears to be the very short story and the weird control system that takes some time to get used to. However, Gunborg is the kind of game that more or less grows on you as you give it more time. You may not be too impressed at first if you’re already a diehard platformer gamer but the more you play it, the more you discover its exciting side.
  6. 70
    Gunborg: Dark Matters takes all the stuff we like from a good metroidvania game (shooting and platforming) and takes out all the unnecessary sprawl which makes this game a tight, focused affair with good mechanics and generous checkpointing. It's a little let down by some rogue difficulty spikes but other than that, this is an impressive debut effort from an indie studio we'll be watching with interest.
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