If you’re gagging for some easy Gamerscore and achievements then getting hold of an eastasiasoft game is a sure-fire way of seeing your numbers rise. And that immediately makes Octonaut on Xbox One, PS4 and Nintendo Switch an interesting prospect.
Available to purchase and download right now on Xbox One, PS4 and Nintendo Switch, Octonaut is the latest eastasiasoft title to come to console, following on from the likes of Many Faces: Console Edition and Project Starship. And chances are that by getting yourself involved in this action shoot ’em up that Gamerscore will be seriously flowing.
Priced at just £5.79 (discounted to £4.63 for two weeks), in Octonaut the world is on the brink of disaster, so much so that humanity is in need of a new hero – and that is where you come in, as the Octonaut. Your task is to fight back against the alien forces, running through what this retro shoot ’em up is able to deliver, enjoying some good old 16-bit visuals in the process.
As is the norm, Octonaut will also allow you the opportunity to mess around with numerous power-ups – like lasers and ninja stars for instance – as you battle your way through 8 stages of madness. Throw in a pretty hardcore Panic Mode to test your skills, the chance to mess around with Custom settings, and an easy-to-handle Assist mode, making things a little easier, and you’ve got a recipe well worth taking in.
- Play in Normal Mode with 1000 shield and 3 lives, letting you recover if you don’t take another hit too quickly.
- Test your skill in Panic Mode with only a shield power-up and no HP, allowing only 2 hits before you’re cooked!
- Design your own challenge with Custom Mode to set max shield, lives, weapon, starting level and more.
- Enjoy a more casual experience in Assist Mode, cutting all damage in half.
Tempted by the draw of Octonaut? Just want some of that sweet Gamerscore and some more achievements added to your account? Whatever the reason for your playing, the usual download can be found over at the Xbox Store – of the PlayStation Store or the Nintendo eShop. And if you want to know more about Octonaut, our full review will be coming your way soon. Keep a little eye out for it.
Humanity’s last hope has tentacles! The world has been taken over by an alien invasion. On the eve of destruction, humanity calls out for help! Octonaut is a retro shoot’em up inspired by 16-bit classics. Save the world from alien invasion by shooting and dodging your way through 8 action-packed levels with sinister bosses! Collect a variety of power-ups including lasers, bowling balls and ninja stars to take down enemies and defend the planet.