I’m a big fan of quirky games. And having grown up in the 80s, I also love what’s now considered retro. So it’s not really a shocker that I would be interested in a game that combines elements of both like Exp Parasite. It’s touted as a hardcore retro game, and in it you play a little gray blob that can infest technology. But when you’re not stealing tanks, you can apparently flip gravity and cling to walls and ceilings.

Exp Parasite 1

It looks strange and fun, and best of all it’s out now! It’s developed by Greyhead Studio, and the only downside is it’s coming to every major console except Switch. Otherwise, it looks like a blast.

Exp Parasite 2

You can read more details about Exp Parasite below. Be sure to check out the trailer as well to see what it’s all about.

Greyhead Studio Launches Retro Arcade Platformer Exp Parasite Today on PC, Xbox One & PlayStation®4

Exp Parasite | Boss 1

Germany and California – September 17, 2020 – Relive the days of being a ‘90s arcade rat with nostalgic action platformer Exp Parasite from Greyhead Studio, now that the retro pixel-art game is available on Steam (PC), Xbox One, PlayStation 4, the Mac Store and the App Store for $7.99 USD.

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Exp Parasite is a retro, hardcore 2D arcade game that features gameplay where every minute of gameplay is unique and consistently changing to keep you on your toes. Take control of an experimental parasite that infects different mechanical objects, overcomes countless obstacles, and fights powerful bosses to achieve goals set by an unknown puppeteer.

“If you’re looking for a fun game that won’t take up 20 or more hours of your time to complete, then Exp Parasite is for you, ” says Viktoriya Medvedeva of Greyhead Studio. “It’s a great time killer that provides a bevy of action in short one-minute bursts. Play for 15 minutes here, 10 minutes there, basically whenever you have free time and want a quick retro-gaming fix. The game’s intense action will have you clamoring to play for much longer.”

Exp Parasite | Boss 2

Key Features Include

  • Each Minute of the Gameplay is Unique – Exp Parasite was developed with an emphasis on diversity. Every minute the gameplay changes thanks to varied gameplay filled with countless obstacles, enemies, interactive elements, leveling, bonus items, changing environments and more.
  • Superpowers – Gain and improve powerful abilities such as Slowdown time (time in the game slows down for a short period of time) and Invulnerability (gain full immunity to any type of damage for a short period of time).
  • Rewards – Earn rewards at the end of each level in the form of a limited number of power-ups (hyper cores). The maximum for each level is 4. If you’re unable to collect all four cores the first time, you can replay the level and pick up the remaining cores. These rewards can be used in the store to purchase additional lives and certain abilities.
  • Unique Levels with Unique Bosses – Play a diverse range of levels each with their own boss that challenges you with their unique capabilities, techniques, strategies, and attacks. In order to advance to the next level, the player must defeat the boss in a variety of fight scenarios.

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About Greyhead Studio
Greyhead Studio is a new indie publisher based out of Germany and California that is comprised of game industry veterans. The company formed in 2014 and focuses on creating as many excellent games as possible for all gamers to enjoy.

Josh Speer
Josh is a passionate gamer, finding time to clock in around 30-40 hours of gaming a week. He discovered Operation Rainfall while avidly following the localization of the Big 3 Wii RPGs. He enjoys SHMUPS, Platformers, RPGs, Roguelikes and the occasional Fighter. He’s also an unashamedly giant Mega Man fan, having played the series since he was eight. As Head Editor and Review Manager, he spends far too much time editing reviews and random articles. In his limited spare time he devours indies whole and anticipates the release of quirky, unpredictable and innovative games.