[PlayStation 5] Super Destronaut DX-2 Review

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Arcade shooter Super Destronaut DX-2 from Petite Games and Ratalaika Games is ready for you on PlayStation. Check our Super Destronaut DX-2 review!

Super Destronaut DX-2 is a retro space shooter with multiple modes.
Test your abilities with the challenges or try to beat your high score in the arcade modes.

Super Destronaut DX 2 is the sequel to Super Destronaut DX that released two years ago, an arcade-style game we got to review. The first thing I got to enjoy was how colorful and beautiful everything was on the screen. Everything pops from the screen, with a very varied color palette and a lot of shiny effects here and there.

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As for the gameplay, just like its prequel, Super Destronaut DX-2 plays like a modern version of Space Invaders. Your ship is in the lower section of the screen, and the enemies come from above in waves. There is a difference, though, since you can move your ship left and right, but also have it hover away from the ground. Super Destronaut DX-2 also features a few different game modes:

– Classic is close to the original Space Invaders experience.

– Time Attack: As you can imagine, a timer is depleting, and you regain a few seconds every time you clear a wave.

– Time Rush: You begin with a set amount of time and must get rid of aliens as quickly as possible to keep your score multiplier high and get the highest score possible.

– Bullet mode: You have a limited amount of bullets and must defeat every enemy in sight. I thought that this mode was harder than the other ones since everywhere else, you’re rewarded for keeping the fire button pressed, but you’ll run out of ammo early in this mode if you’re doing that.

– Hardcore mode: Enemies are harder to defeat, which makes this mode more difficult than the others.

In order to achieve this game’s Platinum, you’ll have to go through the Challenges Mode, which contains six worlds, each with five levels. Every level is from a random mode from the list above and has a unique modifier that renders the action more interesting. Once you complete the first two worlds, you can move to the special modes. For these, you’ll also have to reach specific score milestones in each mode to unlock the corresponding trophies – more on the trophies in a bit.

Super Destronaut DX-2 Review

If you’ve already played Super Destronaut DX, you have a good idea of what to expect because both games are very similar. This one has nicer backgrounds and flashier visuals when an enemy is destroyed. Since this is a cross-buy release, when you buy the game on PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5, you’ll also get the other version at no extra cost. As for the PlayStation 5 build, I was expecting the game to use some of the features of the DualSense, but that is not the case. It could have made for a very hectic and fun experience to have the DualSense vibrate when you shoot or after a big explosion when destroying an enemy.

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Finally, this game offers two separate trophy lists – one for PlayStation 4 and one for PlayStation 5), and if you do things right, you can get each Platinum trophy in around half an hour. The trophy list is composed of two Bronze, one Silver, and eleven Gold trophies. As mentioned before, they’re awarded for completing the first two worlds in the Challenges mode and then for reaching specific scores in each of the different special modes.

I liked playing Super Destronaut DX-2, and it is an easy game to recommend to gamers who like arcade games and for trophy hunters since it offers a nice variety of modes with different rules. It’s also a budget cross-buy release at only $4.99, which grants you access to both the PS4 and the PS5 versions, along with two Platinum trophies.

If you need help to complete this one, here’s a trophy guide that can help you:

This Super Destronaut DX-2 review is based on a PlayStation copy provided by Ratalaika Games.

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