Today’s Greenlight spotlight is on Super Star Path. Super Star Path is a modern game that takes on a very retro style. The game is described as a “classic shoot ’em up meets match-3 puzzler, which as we’ve seen with other games such as Galacide, can be a very strong combination. The hectic nature of the shoot ’em ups combined with the logical, organized nature of a puzzler make for a really challenging and interesting gameplay experience.
Super Star Path initially interested me because of its really well-done retro visuals. I felt like I was looking at a game back in the arcades, and that is not something that is easy to pull off. As I’ve said before, retro games are a dime a dozen, and very few of them manage to really capture the feeling that arcade games used to bring to us. When I see Super Star Path, I am filled with nostalgia for some of my favorite arcade classics like Galaga and Space Invaders.
The gameplay of Super Star Path takes place in randomly generated puzzle levels. As you work your way through, you must not only create matches to clear a path for yourself, but must also watch out for any enemies in your path who are looking to do harm to you. Easier said than done, of course. Managing to create matches while darting your eyes around the screen to look for enemy projectiles is no easy task, but it is extremely fulfilling when you manage to create an awesome combo match as well as clear out a large wave of enemies. After reaching the end of a level, you will be met with epic boss battles, which take place in a more standard shoot ’em up format. Collecting gems as you progress allows you to purchase and unlock various spaceships to use in the game, and there are also emeralds to be discovered which are planned to add a lot of replay value to the game.
Simply put, Super Star Path is a fast-paced and challenging arcade game. While the gameplay may be extremely simple to pick up and play, it is said to feature a surprising amount of depth that will keep players engrossed and wanting to play more. The boss fights will add extra challenge to the game, as well as provide a solid transition between levels. All in all, I think Super Star Path looks like a really great arcade experience. From the graphics, to the gameplay, to the music, it really does a great job of capturing that retro feel. Ready to ship as we speak, all Super Star Path needs is your approval on Greenlight. Be sure to visit their page and leave a vote as well as some solid, constructive feedback to help them improve the game.