[PlayStation 5] Hot Tentacles Shooter Review
Hot Tentacles Shooter from Gamuzumi and Osando Studio is a shoot ‘em up with a dash of fan service. Learn more in our Hot Tentacles Shooter review!
Hot Tentacles Shooter from Gamuzumi and Osando Studio is a shoot ‘em up with a dash of fan service. In a remote galaxy, during a recognition mission, a platoon of 20 space warriors is captured by giant alien tentacles. Queen Aka immediately tasks Alish, the fiercest pilot in the galaxy, to rescue them. As you take on each mission, you’ll need to defeat enough enemies to fill up the red bar at the bottom right corner of the screen to be able to free the space warriors from the evil tentacles.
Since this is a shoot ‘em up, that means the controls are simple and to the point. You’ll control your spaceship with the left analog stick or the D-Pad, firing with the X button, using missiles with the Circle button, and activating a protective barrier with the Square button. If your energy reaches zero, then it’s game over, which is why it’s important that you collect food to restore any lost energy. You can also collect power-ups to increase the effectiveness of your attack, as well as grab extra missiles for your arsenal. As you complete each level, new illustrations will be unlocked and added to the art gallery. You can also unlock additional costumes for Alish by playing through Hot Tentacles Shooter.
The game has a full trophy list, and since it’s a Cross-Buy title, if you own a PlayStation 5 console, you can add two Platinum trophies to your collection in an hour at most. The list has 11 Gold trophies, and the objectives include completing the first level, destroying a boss, using your barrier, collecting a health power-up, collecting a weapon power-up, unlocking the first and second outfits for Alish, playing level 5, unlocking the second set of levels, and destroying two specific enemy types.
Hot Tentacles Shooter from Gamuzumi and Osando Studio is a shoot ‘em up with a dash of fan service. It offers a monotonous and repetitive experience that is hard to recommend. You won’t see a new enemy until level 5, and after that, the next level will have a new enemy to defeat in the form of a mini-boss… oh, wait, that’s not right. It’s actually a trio of mid-sized bosses that were thrown at me for three levels in a row because the game glitched. Things won’t start to get mildly interesting until level 15, and by then, you’ll be four levels past your Platinum trophy. It’s available as a Cross-Buy title at a budget price of $2.99, so at least you’ll be able to add two Platinum trophies to your collection in less than an hour.
This Hot Tentacles Shooter review is based on a PlayStation 5 copy provided by Gamuzumi.