There are a few defining characteristics of a successful bullet hell game, including a high degree of difficulty, superb soundtracks, striking visuals, and unique gameplay mechanics, as shown in the best-selling title Enter the Gungeon. Wildcat Gun Machine, which is being developed by Chunkybox Games and DAEDALIC Entertainment, does not have all of these well-known elements, which may frustrate gamers seeking a hearty meal.
In Wildcat Gun Machine, players assume the character of an unknown protagonist and go through four acts to a brutally challenging conclusion. The four zones offer a wide range of aesthetics, adversary types, and pulsating techno music throughout each act. As there are no cutscenes or spoken sequences in Wildcat Gun Machine, the main character’s identity and motivations are never revealed.
Wildcat Gun Machine’s gameplay is comparable to that of Archvale and other contemporary games that emphasize continual mobility, constant damage production, and constant vigilance against an assault of enemy strikes. You gain bones, the game’s currency, by beating adversaries. In exchange for bones, it is possible to obtain stronger weapons, more dodge charges, grenade upgrades, and more lives, which appear as adorable ethereal kittens. The weapons available for purchase at checkpoints have an infinite supply of ammunition, but deal far less damage than those earned through exploration, which have a limited amount of ammunition. In addition, players have access to the Gun Machine, which, when employed to its full ability, is capable of inflicting immense damage.
The standard armament in Wildcat Gun Machine may be quite small and uninteresting, but the game’s special weaponry are quite the contrary. However, despite the lack of weapon and ability options present in AAA games such as Tina’s Wonderlands, Wildcat Gun Machine includes over forty various weapons that players may obtain along their trip, each with unique characteristics like as ricocheting shots or piercing ammunition. It is easy to become enthralled by the thrill of discovering new weapons when you have such a vast arsenal at your disposal.
When playing Wildcat Gun Machine, players will quickly discover that there aren’t many ways to progress; the game features an upgrade system, but half of the upgrades are more lives, which doesn’t offer as many exciting gameplay opportunities or entertaining growth as other independent games, such as Loop Hero. When the Gun Machine beats a new boss, a new modifier is applied, although it has minimal influence on its damage output and special ability’s usefulness. Even if the Wildcat Gun Machine’s upgrades appear enticing, the lack of new powers or significant benefits after the first act means that the game may rapidly become tiresome and repetitive.
Wildcat Gun Machine’s lack of complexity in gameplay and progression will not deter anyone seeking a basic dungeon crawling experience, since the game can be completed in seven or eight hours. For $15 on Steam, the game is an excellent option for anybody seeking a low-cost, high-quality product. In contrast, Wildcat Gun Machine disappoints those in search of a complicated combat system or a compelling story.