I don’t know where this came from. Heck, I don’t even know who the developer is as this appears to be their first promoted game, with the only other projects being two short Twine efforts. Dangerneck is the name if you’re interested at all. The game? A shmup. A pretty difficult and unforgiving shmup as well. Should you take just one bullet to the precious shell of your ship, then you shall explode into a fiery death. And back to the start of the level it is for you. But that’s not important because you’ll keep playing this due to its attractive stylings and apparent ease when you learn the game’s ins-and-outs.
“CONTEMPORARY VIOLENCE-HATE. PTSD POEM. INTERACTIVE MISERY EXPERIENCE. FLASHING COLOUR HORROR STORY. NOTHING BUT REGRETS.”
I could attempt to portray the “story” behind Mother Fucker Galaxy. But it would end up coming out something like, well…something like this:
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Pretty accurate description of the story, I think you’ll find there. Yep. GO PLAY MOTHER FUCKER GALAXY.
Upon entering Mother Fucker Galaxy, it is expected of you to say “WTF” approximately 12 times before collapsing into a color-induced coma (on a serious note: perhaps you should avoid this one if you have epilepsy). You’ll see screens that look very much like the one to my immediate right and you’ll get some sense that revenge is needed for whatever they did to you. So off you head in your spaceship, to die. Lots. Mother Fucker Galaxy seems pretty hardcore to start off with, but you simply need to learn the patterns and effective use of the charged shot, as well as the reflective shield. It’s rather fun like that, you see.
So here’s a spoiler: if you’re firing the gun in pellet form, then you’re failing at life. Charge that baby up and reach for the stars with the big explosions that destroy several enemies at once. Also, consider dodging, rather than trying to shoot at everything – this is a shmup that isn’t about score, but IS about trying to get through the levels completely unscathed. So dodge, use that shield and you should do fine in moments you may have thought too hard before. My favorite thing is to not shoot at all and just reflect shots back at the enemies – it’s pretty cheeky.
There’s a number of levels in Mother Fucker Galaxy that you’ll unlock by getting through them, and you can only do that by dying many, many times. The game doesn’t get any more complex as you progress, but it does get tougher and the colors and crazyness ramp up to Cactus-like levels. You’ll probably want to gorge on it. Maybe you’ll hate the game, though, which is understandable if it’s too hard or you’re fed up being sent back through the menus every time you die. But just tap Z like it was going out of fashion (it is) and you’ll be back to game in no time. I hope that Dangerneck keeps bringing out games of this style because it’s what I live for. Yes, please.