Invading a grime encrusted dystopia straight out the eighties, you're the video nasty the authorities warned about. Dragging your greasy tentacles across the tarmac, you are the body-snatching HyperParasite
; an evil alien with a bone to pick just because. Infesting the worst excesses of the most ass kicking decade, you must fight your way to the top of the pop-cultural food chain, in order to push the Big Red Button
and bring about the mushroom cloud of finality. Be the baddest, navigating the procedurally generated mean streets of a hopeless future, in this tough twin-stick roguelite brawling S.O.B.
'Long live the new flesh'
Look at all those juicy meat-sacks going to waste on those grotty humans! As the HyperParasite you can make better use of them, snatching hosts
with your tentacles, absorbing them
and their different abilities
. Once they die you can discard their skin, but one shot as the parasite and it's permadeath
, so keep on snatching.
'Hosting makes me feel good'
Feed the parasite with over 60 different characters
, as you collect and control hosts, each with their own unique attack
. Hunt down the host class boss, free their brain, and take it back Wito's, our ever greedy shopkeeper. Using one of his vats to store the brain you can then unlock the character
with your hard stolen cash. There's even a storage unit for your already collected hosts to come back to in later games.
'Yeah, Downtown must be the friendliest place on Earth...'
Being procedurally generated
, nobody knows what's waiting around each darkened corner. Using a grungy synthwave aesthetic
, the game has 5 different acts
, each with their own set of hosts to hijack. What lies in the shadows is also essential, as there are secrets within secrets
to explore within its roguelite mapping system. But keep a tentacle out for the bosses
, as they pack one mean punch!
Pump up the volume!
Original beats served by Van Reeves and Joe Kataldo, delivering a thumping score with a pulsating synthwave bassline, punctuating every snatch and kill.
A friend in need...
Trouble loves company, as you can bring a mate to deliver twice the carnage in two-player local co-op mode