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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
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Dec 13, 2019
    90
    Jamestown+ sets out to be a well-made port on the Nintendo Switch, and it succeeds in every way. The game was great when it released eight years ago, and the same holds true today. It’s not often a game retains that kind of staying power, and this is one title that even casual players of action shmups should add to their collections.
  2. Dec 13, 2019
    83
    Jamestown+ is a strange trip through space-age colonial times. Take control of several ships with dozens of optional load outs and protect Roanoke and Jamestown alongside John Smith from the allied forces of the Spanish and the Martians. While the premise may seem weird and hokey, the gameplay is solid, fun, and is sure to satisfy shoot'em up fans for hours with multiple difficulties, unlockable game modes, and additional challenge tiers.
  3. 80
    Those who enjoy co-op player with their shoot-’em-ups will find a thoroughly accessible experience as well. Adding length by gating off stages with higher difficulties is a miss, and a few more stages would have been welcome, but it’s still an easy recommendation as one of the more enjoyable entries in the genre. The story is interesting enough, especially compared to those of similar games. I’ve never been to Mars before, but I can safely say that it’s worth taking a trip down to Jamestown+.
  4. Dec 12, 2019
    80
    Jamestown+ is another brilliant addition to the Nintendo Switch's ever-expanding library of excellent shmups. Easy to pick up for newcomers and with the ferocious difficulty expected by aficionados of the genre, it's a slick and stylish shooter – just as much fun in solo mode as it is in four-player co-op – with a unique and zany setting that gets its hooks into you quickly and keeps them there. It may not add anything revolutionary or particularly new to the genre and the omission of online co-op play is a shame, but what's here is supremely engaging and polished stuff that's pretty much essential for Switch-owning shooter fans.
  5. Dec 19, 2019
    70
    Jamestown+ is a Nintendo Switch conversion of one of the finest shoot'em-ups of its generation. With its addictive, frantic gameplay and fun cooperative mode, Jamestown+ is a delightful game but those who have already played it elsewhere will find only marginal benefits to the experience.
  6. Dec 30, 2019
    60
    Jamestown+ is highly enjoyable for users who appreciate a fast-paced and competitive shoot-em-up. While the game is weighed down a bit by story, and the game doesn’t allow for the Joy-Cons to remain connected when the Nintendo Switch is undocked, this title still has something to offer for those looking for an addictive game with a unique setting.
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  1. Dec 12, 2019
    8
    This game has the genre where any mistake, any wrong decision by the developer can kill the magic that occurs between the player and the game.This game has the genre where any mistake, any wrong decision by the developer can kill the magic that occurs between the player and the game. Personally, I liked the game, but I like this genre in principe.

    A short but fun game that can be played by up to 4 people. Try it as soon as possible, and suddenly it will charm you.
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  2. May 13, 2020
    5
    I couldn't get into this game.

    The colours of the enemies often blend into the background resulting in unfair deaths. There is an easy
    I couldn't get into this game.

    The colours of the enemies often blend into the background resulting in unfair deaths.

    There is an easy mode but this only allows you to play 3 levels which is about 20 minutes worth of play. Why can't younger gamers and newcomers play the whole game on easy.

    There is then a huge difficulty spike in normal mode. Unless you are an experienced shmup fan, I would leave this game.
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