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  • Summary: Assault Android Cactus is an intense arcade style twin stick shooter - pick from one of nine unique synthetic heroines and blast your way through overwhelming robots hordes to save the ship from its own workforce. Supports single player and local co-op game modes.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Nov 10, 2017
    90
    It may not have the prettiest visuals, even running at 4K, but it has a hell of a lot of charm and plays like an absolute dream.
  2. Nov 10, 2017
    90
    If you’re in the market for a new twin stick shooter, one that brings a fun little story, some top notch bullet-fuelled gameplay and the chance to go and chase those highscores of your mates, then Assault Android Cactus more than delivers.
  3. Dec 16, 2017
    88
    AAC is a great game visually and playability wise, smooth and enjoyable but also filled with signs of frustration. If you’re a fan of these types of games you will have a ball, if you’re not then you may find a controller embedded in your T.V. set quicker than you think.
  4. Nov 20, 2017
    80
    At the end of the day the most important aspect of any game is fun. Assault Android Cactus (awesome name by the way) is the epitome of that. Every level is a blast, the mechanics are solid, and playing with friends is pure frenetic fun. Even with the slew of awesome games in 2017, players who have yet to take the plunge need to check out this title. It is more than worth the price of admission, and I am glad to see it hitting more and more platforms for more players to experience the pure joy it has to offer.
  5. Dec 14, 2017
    80
    Lots of personality, android girls looking like cute super-deformed action dolls (you can opt for normal-sized heads too via Ex Options), mad action, smooth and fast gameplay and groovy soundtrack. These are the delectable ingredients for Assault Android Cactus’s tasty cocktail, with only sometimes samey level design adding a tad of sour savor to the mix. Even my brother, who’s usually useless in twin-stick shooters, liked the gameplay here and was actually a big help in demolishing the enemies onboard Genki Star. It goes on to show the game is catered for many kinds of players, all finding their favorite androids to fit their natural skills. Assault Android Cactus sucks you into its crazed action until your eyes start to water and fingers cramp.
  6. Dec 4, 2017
    80
    In the end, Assault Android Cactus didn’t meet my expectations; it exceeded them. The five zones that are offered grant a unique experience with each level and boss you face. Some of the bosses can be a bit overwhelming at first, but even with the different attacks they have, the variety of android heroes available to play as assures the player that there is something for every encounter. The different modes that are offered ensure that there is something more for the player to do after the main story has been completed and for a true competition, the game offers the challenge of earning a S+ rank on every level, requiring the player to complete every level without ever letting their combo end. Good luck on that one.
  7. Nov 29, 2017
    78
    A satisfying twin stick and bullet hell shooter mix, with a great presentation and lots of content.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 2 out of 8
  1. Aug 23, 2018
    10
    This game is absolutely fantastic. I definitely did not expect to like it as much as I did but it was awesome! The characters are all uniqueThis game is absolutely fantastic. I definitely did not expect to like it as much as I did but it was awesome! The characters are all unique and fun, the enemies are cool and interesting, and most of all this game is challenging but completely fair. I really felt like with skill, I could come out on top pretty much every time. Too many times these games have just an absurd amount of randomness that makes it feel incredibly cheap but you won't really find that here. I adore this game and can't wait to see what Witchbeam comes up with next. The developer commentary was awesome too! Expand
  2. Jun 23, 2020
    10
    This game it's hard and I love that, you have to git GUD at it or you won't make it far... Love this game!
  3. Aug 18, 2021
    10
    Killer twin stick shooter. It's even more fun with the friend. Don't sleep on this one!
  4. Aug 23, 2020
    8
    Pretty fun and intense indie game. A bit difficult with no difficulty adjustment but I would definitely recommend it.
  5. Jul 28, 2018
    8
    Very fun twin-stick shooter with lots of variety in enemies, bosses, and weapons. Smooth and colorful. Extremely easy to re-do (or restart)Very fun twin-stick shooter with lots of variety in enemies, bosses, and weapons. Smooth and colorful. Extremely easy to re-do (or restart) a level with a new character/weapon to try to “ace” a level or simply beat a friend’s score. Nice game and one the best I’ve ever played in the genre. Expand
  6. Aug 12, 2019
    4
    I actually thought id like this game having played some older similar arcade titles.I may of judged it way to early but it failed to deliverI actually thought id like this game having played some older similar arcade titles.I may of judged it way to early but it failed to deliver the way i expected it to. Ill probably have to give it another try at some point and edit this review. Expand
  7. Jan 7, 2020
    2
    Great game, sorta, but has been abandoned by the devs. This version does not have ANY of the character balance changes, they tweaked weaponGreat game, sorta, but has been abandoned by the devs. This version does not have ANY of the character balance changes, they tweaked weapon damage, recharge rate and multiple other things to balance the characters and score multipliers. This version also does NOT have Campaign+ which is a rework and harder mode for all the levels. Its Missing the extra character costumes and the 'Dark' (or hard mode) version of all the Bosses. They gave Switch and PC all the updates and left Xbox/ps4 in the dust to be abandonware. Shame on them and honestly disappointing, Its a great little game but knowing that its a shell of what it can be makes it a utterly sour experience.

    Get it on switch or PC if you desire, but stay away from this. It functions fine no game breaking bugs or anything. just Stagnated in its old version, apparently never to be updated with the fixes they knew they needed to make.
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