A-ta-ta-ta-ta goes the machine gun as the rauser spins through the air, stirring the lingering smoke and ashes. This is Luftrausers and this means war. Vlambeer, the small team behind epic mobile title Ridiculous Fishing and the upcoming "dungeon" crawler Nuclear Throne, has upgraded their once free Luftrauser concept into a full fledged game. A game that anyone can now buy, as it has now launched on PC, PlayStation 3 and PS Vita.
What, exactly, is Luftrausers though? Why, my dear, I thought you'd never ask:
"The skies will be set aflame and the seas will overflow with wreckage in Vlambeer's stylish arcade shooter LUFTRAUSERS! Select from over 125 combinations of weapons, bodies, and propulsion systems and take to the skies to battle enemy fighter planes, battleships, submarines, and rival aces for glory, honor, and high scores."
Luftrausers is 2D insanity, the type of game that looks like some sort of mix between the NES' simplistic, sophisticated, pixelated graphics and Geometry Wars' screen-filling, ovewhelming, unrelenting action. The goal isn't just to win, it's to be the best, because anything less would be unbecoming of a true rauser pilot.
Luftrausers is available now On PC/Mac/Linux, PlayStation 3 and PS Vita. Pick it up for the low price of $9.99, or head over to the Luftrausers website and buy the experimental "Air Raid Pack" which bundles 1 DRM copy of Luftrausers and 100 Steam keys for the discounted price of $749.99. No joke. Vlambeer, everybody.