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  • Summary: Pilot a team of animals across the Solar System, and blast through evil aquatic enemies in the family-friendly couch co-op space shooter, B.ARK!

    Our only hope for survival rests in the paws of the furry but ferocious members of Team B.ARK. The cybernetic fish armada, known as the Dark
    Pilot a team of animals across the Solar System, and blast through evil aquatic enemies in the family-friendly couch co-op space shooter, B.ARK!

    Our only hope for survival rests in the paws of the furry but ferocious members of Team B.ARK. The cybernetic fish armada, known as the Dark Tide, have taken over Earth and are spreading their aquatic fleet into space. Navigate and defend our Solar System as Barker the Dog, Felicity the Cat, Lucio the Bear and Marv the Rabbit, as they dive, dip, dodge, and blast their way through waves of revenge-seeking aquatic mechs. Play with your family and friends and work as a team to defeat the Dark Tide and take back your home!
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Jul 28, 2021
    80
    Overall I really enjoyed B.ARK, even though I suspect the best way to play is with friends in local multiplayer. That said, it’s still a solid shmup even in single-player. When you throw in colorful art, an interesting premise, and decent replay value, you have a very solid game. I personally feel this is the best offering from Tic Toc Games yet, and I hope it’s a sign of things to come from the small team. Now, if you’ll all excuse me, I still need to beat the boss rush…
  2. 75
    As a delightful space shooter that I can enjoy with the family, B.ARK gets two furry thumbs up from me. However, it’s not really for hardcore shmup fans looking for a more challenging and classic experience; much of its charm comes from passing out a few Joy-Con and shooting down giant mechanized starfish. Solid performance and good controls are pluses, even if a playthrough won’t take you all that long. Those who are generally looking for a more laidback, multiplayer focused title won’t be barking up the wrong tree if they give this one a spin.
  3. Jul 30, 2021
    70
    B.ARK is a fun (if awkwardly named) shooter that could use a bit more content and final polish. It’s hard not to like the game for its colorful presentation and fun gameplay. But it’s also hard to love it, knowing what it lacks at present. Make sure to grab Adventures of Pip first, but add B.ARK to your eShop wishlist.
  4. Aug 2, 2021
    57
    B.ARK definitely looks like a promising shmup with its cartoon visuals and variety of animal chums but it falls apart at the seams when you compare it to its genre predecessors. It's still kind of fun at times, though, especially with its 4 player co-op component.
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  1. Aug 7, 2021
    9
    July was a great month for arcade shoot em ups, and B.ARK was among one of the best of them, Alone or in COOP it's a blast and feels like aJuly was a great month for arcade shoot em ups, and B.ARK was among one of the best of them, Alone or in COOP it's a blast and feels like a steal at 9.99. I can't stop playing it so much variety in characters, enemies, and bosses. 8.5 out of 10... Expand
  2. Dec 17, 2021
    8
    What can I say, when you throw some cute pups into a game you’ve got my attention. B.ARK, as pained as that acronym seemed to have been toWhat can I say, when you throw some cute pups into a game you’ve got my attention. B.ARK, as pained as that acronym seemed to have been to construct, is a side-scrolling shooter with classic arcade roots but certainly some modern flair as well. Whether playing solo (which is a bit tougher) or with some friends, it’s colorful, has some great enemy and boss designs, and tends to keep you busy dodging bullets and being careful about how and when to deploy your charged shots and power-ups. My one warning would be that to look at it parents could be thinking it’s so cute and may be a fun match for younger gamers. You could go that route, but this is a legitimately challenging shooter even by default so unless they’re the type that grits their teeth and is determined to “git gud” this may not be as solid a match as you could think based on its colorful look and cute characters. If you’re into shooters and appreciate games that are willing to deviate from the old-school and plain spaceship formula to have a little more fun though it’s a great match.

    https://www.nindiespotlight.com/2021/07/mini-reviews-july-29th-edition-nintendo.html
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