The acclaimed developer, Q-Games, is back and better than ever with PixelJunk SideScroller, the PlayStation 3 shooter that turns the classic and addictive arcade-based genre on its head. Inspired by the unlockable stage found in PixelJunk Shooter 2 on PlayStation 3, PixelJunk SideScroller drops you into the cockpit of a ship as you blast and manoeuvre your way through a world filled with hazardous gases, magma, acid and ice.
In it, you'll not only have to battle through numerous eye-popping environments, which grow tougher the further you progress into the game, but also have to dodge and destroy villainous alien aircraft as they try to take you down.
Thankfully, you'll have plenty of help at hand in the form of upgrades to your spaceship's arsenal and tons of hidden Power-Up items that can be found scattered throughout each of the levels. Be sure to take the time to look out for them - they could save your life later in the mission. Weapons on board your ship include a machine gun, bombs and even a laser that you'll have to use tactically if you're to make it to the game's fiendishly difficult finale.
However, the real trick to perfecting PixelJunk SideScroller is keeping your score combo up by chaining together as many enemy kills as possible. The more foes you take down, the higher your combo meter stays, which reflects your end of mission score. Good luck, pilot!