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  • Summary: Create your own bullet hell in this relentlessly escalating symphony of destruction. How long can you survive?
    See how long you can survive in TERROR SQUID, the first game from Norwegian developer Apt Games, winner of the 2019 Norwegian Gameplay Awards and the first ever Norwegian Arcade
    Create your own bullet hell in this relentlessly escalating symphony of destruction. How long can you survive?
    See how long you can survive in TERROR SQUID, the first game from Norwegian developer Apt Games, winner of the 2019 Norwegian Gameplay Awards and the first ever Norwegian Arcade title, refurbished and improved for Steam!

    An escalating symphony of destruction

    Your objective is to survive for as long as possible without getting hit by your own projectiles. Survive for long enough and you can release a primordial blast of dark energy, detonating your projectiles in gloriously satisfying chain reactions.

    Create Your Own Bullet Hell
    Dozens of bullet patterns unlike anything you have ever seen. Perfect your strategy to squeeze every precious second out of each pattern.
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Oct 26, 2020
    78
    Small, but interesting as well as challenging arcade action.
  2. Nov 5, 2020
    70
    Terror Squid has all the pros of a classic arcade game. Mechanically simple but surprisingly difficult gameplay, with a beautiful pick-up-and-play methodology baked in. Unfortunately however, it is a shallow experience if you are not interested in chasing high scores.
  3. Nov 17, 2020
    70
    Terror Squid may not have much content, but what is there still manages to impress and terrify. The unique, personality-filled take on shmup gameplay truly can't be found anywhere else, despite the minimal variety. Players who enjoy chasing high scores through quick, replayable experiences will find a lot of value in the title. However, those looking for more to do should swim on to less dangerous waters.
  4. Nov 9, 2020
    65
    Terror Squid is an addictive and fun take on the shooter genre, in which you create your own bullet hell by shooting bullets at yourself. The longevity is the only issue; a few more modes wouldn’t go astray.
  5. Oct 15, 2020
    60
    TERROR SQUID is a fun and challenging take on the bullet hell genre, and a great fit for the Switch's mobility or to kill a few minutes on Steam. It's easy to get hooked into trying to hit that minute mark, and then see how high up the leaderboards you can climb. It's single mode and difficulty probably won't make it as long-lasting as score-attack classics like Super Hexagon or other bullet hell games, but TERROR SQUID is still totally functional as a cheap arcade time-waster.
  6. Nov 9, 2020
    60
    Terror Squid deserves to be praised for its intuitive, easy to grasp gameplay and for its score attack challenge, a characteristic that is not far from arcade experiences of previous years. Its difficulty level, though, gets to very high levels that may put off those less versed in these challenges, and its pricing will look too high to most players, especially when the content is so short and the game's longevity reaches its end rather quickly.
  7. Nov 9, 2020
    60
    It's a simple game at its core but mastering Terror Squid will require a lot of strategy and fast-thinking so it'll appeal to score-chasers.

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