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  • Summary: Steredenn: Binary Stars is the expanded version of Steredenn. Enjoy infinite replayability and unforgiving gameplay through intense boss fights, (almost) randomly generated environments, twisted space events and a massive arsenal of weapons.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Mar 14, 2018
    90
    A fantastic release that does a great job of providing an experience that feels simultaneously classic and modern. It’s high difficulty, rewarding gameplay, endless variety, and beautiful presentation make this an essential buy for any fans of the genre, and a high recommendation for those who aren’t. If you’re looking for a tightly made arcade game that can be played both in short bursts and for hours on end, look no further than this.
  2. Mar 18, 2018
    85
    It’s a beautiful, well-crafted, and addicting 2D shooter that offers so many possible ship, weapon and upgrade combinations that you could have hours of fun just endeavoring to discover them all.
  3. Mar 26, 2018
    85
    Binary Stars is not only a shmup, it’s also takes cues from roguelikes like randomly generated levels and permadeath. I may never finish it, but even so, Steredenn: Binary Stars is worth playing, and I will happily play it over and over again.
  4. 80
    The mash-up between 2D shooter and roguelike works surprisingly well, with a game filled to bursting with imaginative weapons and winning presentation.
  5. Mar 8, 2018
    80
    Surprisingly, thanks to, and not in spite of, its roguelike elements, Steredenn: Binary Stars takes what would otherwise be a decent shoot 'em up and turns it into a highly addictive frenzy where each run is heavily affected by whatever weapons are found along the way. Steredenn is a wonderful shoot 'em up with plenty of replay value to go around.
  6. Mar 8, 2018
    80
    Steredenn is the surprising perfect type of game for the Nintendo Switch. Amazing shmup with very fast runs. Recommended.
  7. Mar 8, 2018
    70
    It has a kickass soundtrack and is quite difficult initially but has you quickly coming back for more. It blends in the roguelike and shmup genres together with a memorable pixel art aesthetic.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Mar 18, 2018
    10
    Brilliant. I can barely fault this game, other than it's seriously hard - but that's part of why it's great. Such a great selection ofBrilliant. I can barely fault this game, other than it's seriously hard - but that's part of why it's great. Such a great selection of weapons, and great fun as a result. Always a surprisingly fun game. Great music too. Currently up there with graceful explosion machine as the best shmup on the Switch.

    Upping to a 10 after repeated plays. It's still very hard though. Some of the scores in the worldwide leaderboard I have no idea how they achieved them.
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  2. Jun 1, 2019
    10
    An outstanding and addictive shmup, Switch reintroduced me to the genre after years away from the arcades of my youth, and this game hasAn outstanding and addictive shmup, Switch reintroduced me to the genre after years away from the arcades of my youth, and this game has secured its place as my absolute favorite game in the genre. Multiple ships to unlock, crazy bosses and some incredible weapons to let loose! Whether you’re a longtime shmup fan or someone looking to dive in, I can not recommend Steredenn enough. Expand
  3. Oct 10, 2018
    9
    This game is definitely difficult, but the more you play, the better you'll get and the more satisfying the experience. This is such a clever,This game is definitely difficult, but the more you play, the better you'll get and the more satisfying the experience. This is such a clever, creative shooter and it comes with a dose of humor as well. The controls are tight and the list of weapons is extensive. Once you die, and you will quite a lot, you can't help but want to give it another go. Aside from the main game mode, there is a daily run mode and a boss rush mode, both with online leaderboards. You can't go wrong with this game if you're a shmup fan. Expand
  4. Mar 21, 2018
    9
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    Pixel shmup chaos
    So many cool power ups
    Potent packed quick runs
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  5. Mar 8, 2018
    6
    It's pretty fun, but if you are not going to sink +100 hours into it, it's probably not worth your time. It's SUPER difficult and unless youIt's pretty fun, but if you are not going to sink +100 hours into it, it's probably not worth your time. It's SUPER difficult and unless you are SUPER committed to being a Steredenn pro, you will play for an evening an never pick it up again. I'm pretty bummed it's not sticking. Expand
  6. Dec 17, 2018
    5
    First of all -> This Game is IMHO extremely HARD !! The graphics are pixelicious and also the sound is as good. This game COULD possibly be anFirst of all -> This Game is IMHO extremely HARD !! The graphics are pixelicious and also the sound is as good. This game COULD possibly be an all-time favourite of me like "Gungeon" (which is also hard). But Steredenn is a SHMUP which I don't even understand how to beat. Sometimes the enemy shoots so many bullets, in such big patterns, that there is no way out. When I look the Leaderboard then I assume that I got old, but again Steredenn is IMHO the most difficult Shooter I ever played. And this is also the reason for my score....sadly, 'cause with a possibility to choose the difficulty maybe I would like this Game. Expand