Ultra-Indie Daily Dose: Boom Blaster is What a Child Between Doom and Contra Would Look Like
Hello, you glorious gluttons for all things indie horror! Are you just starving for the newest of the new, the most unknownest of the unknown? If so, you’ve come to the right place. Welcome to the Ultra-Indie Daily Dose! In this series, we’re going to pick a new game every day from an indie horror creator you’ve probably never heard of. No million-dollar budgets or factory productions. This is the space for the little guy with not but a developer toolkit and a dream. So if you’re down to roll the dice on something different, then stick around and check it out!
If you’ve ever ask yourself, “what if Sonic had a gun,” but never got around to playing that Shadow the Hedgehog game, then today’s Daily Dose is for you. Created by Langonier Two from itch.io is Boom Blaster. An action platformer in the style of a Newgrounds game, Boom Blaster is the synthesis of Sonic the Hedgehog and DOOM.
In Boom Blaster you play as one of three heroes. Armed with a Metroid-style arm cannon, you must fight your way through the nightmarish cyberpunk or bio-organic (or a mix of both) levels, killing robots and mutants (or a mix of both) alike. With extremely limited health and a gun that functions like the stamina bar in Dark Souls, the combat in Boom Blaster is a lot harder then it first appears.