[PlayStation 5] LASERPITIUM Review

by EdEN, Owner

LASERPITIUM from eastasiasoft, The Reeteam, and Rendercore Games is a sci-fi shoot ‘em up with hand-drawn graphics. Learn more in our LASERPITIUM review!

LASERPITIUM from eastasiasoft, The Reeteam, and Rendercore Games is a sci-fi shoot ‘em up with hand-drawn graphics. In the year 2357, the leaders of the galaxy signed a peace and cooperation treaty. To optimize the management of goods, the control of military forces, and the well-being of the population, an AI program known as EVA was created on the artificial planet known as HELOS. Unfortunately, EVA’s rule over everything leads to social unrest across the galaxy. With military forces under EVA’s command, any attack attempts from the rebellion were quickly eradicated.


A group of resistance fighters has decided it’s time to restore the freedom of all planets, so they launch an all-out attack at EVA’s military bases in an attempt to destroy HELOS once and for all. There are three ships to choose from, each with its own playstyle, so you can take each one for a spin to see which one suits you as you take on up to 10 stages of shoot ‘em up action on PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5.

The game can be played in one of five difficulty settings: Very Easy, Easy, Normal, Hard, and Extreme. Very Easy is ideal for gamers who are new to the shoot ‘em up genre since it starts with 20 lives, enemy movement is greatly reduced, and the number of enemy shots is very low. In Easy, you will get 15 lives, and enemy movement and attacks are lower than on Normal. Speaking of which, Normal offers a balanced experience with 5 lives, and you can gain 2 extra lives each time you complete a level, as well as by scoring 250,000 points by shooting down enemies or for every 50,000 bonus points collected.


Hard dials up the challenge by having you start with 3 lives while enemies are faster, tougher, and attack more. Extreme is reserved for hardcore gamers with plenty of experience since you only begin with a single life, enemies are tough as nails, and they fire a lot at your spaceship. And on top of this, you will also need to choose if you’re going to play in Classic Mode or in Full Mode. Classic Mode has you take on a shorter campaign as you select the next level after defeating a Guardian. Full Mode takes you through the full campaign with 10 levels in a row while allowing you to choose the order of the first 5 levels.

You’ll control your spaceship with the left analog stick or the D-Pad. Your primary attack will be mapped to the R2 and X buttons, while your secondary attack will be mapped to the L2 and Square buttons. You won’t be defeated in a single shot, so you’ll be allowed to make some mistakes along the way as you get the hang of things and learn what each level will throw at you. Just be sure to defeat the special enemies that drop power-ups so that you can repair your spaceship and improve its firepower.


By playing through the game and completing it in Normal, Hard, and Extreme, as well as by completing the game in the Extreme difficulty setting by losing less than 5 lives, you’ll unlock some additional options in the Options+ menu. Once unlocked, you’ll be able to activate Training Mode, change the wallpaper theme displayed on the title screen, allow players to choose the same ship with the same color, make it possible for you to choose the weapon level each time the ship leaves, activate infinite lives, and activate infinite energy.

Trophy-wise, this is a Cross-Buy title with a full trophy list, so the PlayStation 4 and the PlayStation 5 versions can each provide you with a Platinum trophy if you own a PlayStation 5 console. The list includes 11 Silver trophies and 8 Gold trophies. The objectives to complete include beating each of the 10 levels that the game has to offer, defeating 250, 500, and 1,000 enemies, collecting 25, 50, and 100 bonus points items, and reaching a score of 1,000,000, 2,000,000, and 3,000,000 points on any difficulty.

LASERPITIUM PlayStation Review - 4

LASERPITIUM is a sci-fi shoot ‘em up with hand-drawn graphics in which you’ll take on an AI turned rogue that must be stopped at all costs. It offers ten levels to play through with one of three different ships, and you can take on them on your own or with another player in local co-op. LASERPITIUM is a Cross-Buy title, so your $14.99 purchase will allow you to download both the PlayStation 4 and the PlayStation 5 versions of the game at no extra cost.

This LASERPITIUM review is based on a PlayStation 5 copy provided by eastasiasoft.

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