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[PlayStation 4] Andro Dunos 2 Review

[PlayStation 4] Andro Dunos 2 Review
EdEN
  • On April 29, 2022

Shoot ’em up sequel Andro Dunos 2 from Visco, Picorinne Soft, Studio Story Bird, and Just for Games is ready for you on PS4. Check our Andro Dunos 2 review!

 

Shoot ’em up sequel Andro Dunos 2 from Visco, Picorinne Soft, Studio Story Bird, and Just for Games is ready for you on PlayStation 4. It follows up on Andro Dunos, which was released way back in 1992 on SNK’s Neo Geo arcade and console systems. It features a risk and reward system similar to its predecessor since unleashing a powerful special attack will leave you with a weaker weapon while the ship’s system recharges. You’ll once again take control of the Yellow Cherry spaceship as you set out on a mission to finally destroy the alien invaders once and for all.

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You’ll move your spaceship with the left analog stick or the D-Pad, shooting with the X button and using your hyper shot with the Circle button. You can use the L1 and R1 buttons to change between your available weapons depending on the current situation. With four weapons to use, as well as missiles to attack enemies with and options to protect your ship, there are many options as to how you go about customizing your experience by favoring this or that weapon based on your playing style. Each weapon will also have a different type of hyper shot, so be sure to try them all!

You’ll select between the Journey, Arcade, and Android difficulty settings – a.k.a, Easy, Medium, and Hard – in the options menu before you set out on your mission. You can also change how many continues you’ll have so that you can carry on once you’ve lost all of your ships. There’s also the option of switching between the X and Circle buttons for your regular attacks and the hyper shot special attack, based on your gaming preference.

 

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Based on your performance for each stage, you’ll be rewarded with bonus points as a clear bonus based on how many enemies you defeated, and you’ll also receive level up badges based on how many of the bonus orbs you collected. You can get up to three level up badges if you manage to collect all orbs for that stage. You’ll then be able to use the level up badges to upgrade your spaceship, boosting the power of each of its four main weapons, as well as its missiles and the options that protect you from enemy fire. You can also level them up during each of the game’s stages by picking up the special power-ups that show up when you destroy larger enemies or the special power-up carrying smaller opponents.

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Andro Dunos 2 does not have a full trophy list, which is a bit odd to see in 2022 for a game that retails for $19.99 on PlayStation 4. The trophies that you’ll work on unlocking are split into a list of 5 Bronze trophies, 4 Silver trophies, and a single Gold trophy. Most of the trophies will unlock as you complete each of the game’s seven stages. There’s one trophy for completing the Boss Rush Mode – which will be made available once you’ve beaten the game once – and two others for completing the game’s 1992 A and B modes.

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Andro Dunos 2 does an excellent job of building on what its predecessor did, giving us a shoot ’em up that feels both like an old-school release and as a new game launching in 2022. It features tight and fun gameplay mechanics, seven stages to take on with deadly bosses at the end of the road – some of them with several different bosses to defeat – and a solid soundtrack from Allister Brimble to tie it all up with a bow. If you’re a shoot ’em up fan, then this is one you should definitely add to your collection. Andro Dunos 2 is out on PlayStation 4 with a $19.99 asking price.

Disclaimer
This Andro Dunos 2 review is based on a PlayStation 4 copy provided by Just for Games.

Review Overview

An outstanding shoot 'em up sequel
8.5
8.5

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