[Beyond PlayStation] Reptilian Rebellion Review
Reptilian Rebellion is a blocky shooter in which you defend Earth from an invasion. Up for the challenge? Learn more in our Reptilian Rebellion review!
The world has been invaded by the reptilian forces, and it’s your job to do whatever you can to stop the scaly reptiles in their tracks. Thatâ€™s about all you need to know about the story â€“ short and to the point. Before I go on with the review, I do want to mention something that you should keep in mind: the game is aimed to players of all ages, with a particular focus on the younger generation of gamers. There are no different levels in the game, as you will be playing on the one area, which means this is an endless shooter of sorts in which you can see how long you can last. As long as you have lives left you can carry on as you try to beat your high score, and thatâ€™s about the one thing you can do.
Because of this, there are a couple of issues I need to recall. The first one is the aforementioned lack of a proper level structure, going with the one arena on which to play and nothing more. If this does not bother you, then youâ€™re going to have fun with the endless shooter thing that Reptilian Rebellion is doing. The other thing is that, while I understand this is aimed mostly at younger gamers, it is weird and boring that there is no focus on collectibles to find that could add some much-needed variety.
In Reptilian Rebellion you begin with just three characters to choose from, with the rest locked until you meet the required unlock milestones which involve defeating a certain number off reptiles. The good news is that the totals are cumulative, so as long as you keep at it, you will end up unlocking all the extra characters which at least adds something for you to aim for as you play.
Controls are also basic. There are only two buttons, the A and B buttons, which you can use for shooting in opposite directions. Depending on which character you use you will notice that some are faster but have a shorter supply of ammo, while others are slower, like a tank, but at least have a bigger ammo supply. Because of this, if you go in guns blazing you will run out of ammo within seconds. Thankfully there are some pockets of ammo crates, so be sure to keep your eye on the ammo counter.
Reptilian Rebellion is a minimalist shooter with a simple control scheme and an art style that will appeal to younger gamers. Your goal is only to see how long you can last as you fight the reptilian invaders. Once youâ€™ve unlocked all characters, which you unlock along the way as you get to 500 kills, there is nothing else to do other than aim at that high score, as you try to earn a spot in the leaderboards. The game is available at a budget $2.99, so do keep that in mind to see if itâ€™s an arcade experience youâ€™d like to add to your Nintendo Switch collection.
This Reptillian Rebellion review is based on a Nintendo Switch copy provided by Herrero Games.