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Shmup/Puzzle Hybrid Galacide Launches on Consoles


It may sound like an odd combination, but the shoot em’ up and puzzle hybrid game, Galacide, has recently launched for the current lineup of major consoles.

Originally released in 2015 on Steam by developer and publisher Puny Human, Galacide provided a unique experience with it’s blend of horizontal shoot em’ up and classic collect three puzzle style gameplay. Features include boss battles, multiple ships to suit different preferences and online and local multiplayer. Checkout the trailer to get a taste of this hybrid in action.



Galacide is out now on PlayStation 4, XBox One, and Nintendo Switch for $14.99 USD, as well as on Steam for $9.99 USD. Checkout the press release below for more information:

Raleigh, NC (October 23, 2020) — Greetings, Starfighter! Today, the team at independent game development studio Puny Human are inviting you to hop into the pilot’s seat and save the universe in Galacide, now available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo SwitchGalacide takes the bullet-hell hair-trigger intensity of a SHMUP game and combines it with the quick-thinking puzzle-solving fun of a match-3 title! Players need to deke, dodge, and destroy enemy spacecraft and use the pieces of colored scrap they drop to stop the ever-advancing Bitwall before it reaches Earth and destroys us all!  Currently enjoying a “positive” rating on Steam, players can now hop into the action on the console of their choice — alone, or with a team for co-op madness!

“We’re beyond pleased to finally put Galacide in the hands of PlayStation, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch owners,” said Michael Sanders, Studio Director at Puny Human. “It’s had a great reception on Steam and we can’t wait for console players to jump into the action.”

Save the universe — your way! Galacide features a variety of different game modes to keep the action going after you saved the universe in the Campaign mode. For starfighters that truly want to push their skills to the limit, Endless Mode pushes players through a relentless onslaught to see how long they can last! For the intellectually proficient pacifists out there, Puzzle Play does away with the distractions of enemy fire and challenges them with progressively more difficult scenarios.

Galacide Features:
  • Battle Against Incredible Odds: Galacide challenges players with fast, tightly controlled combat against a swarm of antagonistic enemy spacecraft
  • A Ship for Every Season: Take control of the “everyman’s” Mining Ship, the “brick sh**house” Freighter, the “kitted-out for combat” Military Ship, or the speedy and experimental Phase Ship for the style that suits you best
  • Lone Wolf or Part of a Pack: The fate of the universe doesn’t have to rest on one set of shoulders. Get your friends in on the action with up to four players in local or online co-op.
  • A Trigger Finger and a Big Brain: Not only will would-be fighter pilots need lightning-fast reflexes and snapshot aim, but they’ll also need to use their intellect to solve puzzles while dodging enemy fire
  • On the Couch or on the Go: Launching across all platforms means players can enjoy Galacide in the comfort of their living rooms or during a long commute.
Aaron Evangelisti
Aaron is a lifelong video games enthusiast who's been playing since the days of the NES. He enjoys just about all types of games from RPGs, to platformers, to strategy. He also fancies himself a bit of a writer so writing about video games makes sense, right?