From the second you start this game, you will instantly be transported back to childhood (well most of us). From spinning jump flips, to 8 directional firing points there is nothing about Hard Corps: Uprising that doesn’t scream retro. I mean, hell, even the bad guys are throwbacks, and the first boss is almost a shot-for-shot remake! Throw in some bigger, badder bosses and extreme levels, and you got the perfect mix of old and new. Definite A+ material here.
Hard Corps: Uprising also offers a secondary mode plainly called: Uprising Mode, which offers an almost RPG aspect to the game wherein you spend the game racking up CP (Corps Points) to purchase upgrades for your characters, and possibly extra characters. The upgrades include better stats in the form of extra life bars, gun upgrades to start with, or a full auto upgrade which allows all guns to fire in full auto mode, not just the machine gun.
While the game has been out for a few months on both XBLA and PSN, this month PSN+ members get the game for free, so I highly recommend that if you own a PlayStation 3 you get on it before it’s too late, because Hard Corps for free expires in mere days!
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