Story - 70%
Graphics - 90%
Audio - 90%
Gameplay - 100%
Replayability - 100%
Great party game! Love the cartoon style, Love the 80s retro music! Just be sure to use a controller!
Hot Shot Burn is a top-down, hilariously violent party brawler where space gladiators compete in the galaxy’s ultimate televised blood sport. Grab some popcorn, invite up to 4 friends, and experience crazy couch battles full of ridiculous flukes and insane skill shots. Developed by Flaming Flamingo and published by Artifex Mundi, it will be released on the 15th August for the PC, with plans to release on the major consoles in the future.
I’m a huge fan of any game that lets you play it while seated on the couch with some of your closest friends, There have been times when a game will spring to mind when you have friends over Street Fighter, Tekken, Mortal Kombat and now Hot Shot Burn. The premise of the game is that of a twin-stick arena shooter. You can choose from a host of characters that all have different abilities and tactics. Umad is a fish-type creature who has the ability to shoot bouncing projectiles and the ability to inflate to deflect incoming fire. Luna has the ability to become invisible, which can be a deadly combo when coupled with her crossbow. Teleport, become invisible, bounce bullets off walls, shoot bullets through walls – whatever it takes to make sure you’re the last one standing. All’s fair in love and space gladiator arena combat. Learning how to correctly use these abilities on the different maps you can play in is the key to winning. Each stage has their own unique style and features which makes for really good game-play. Conveyor belts that have exploding barrels on them and can be controlled by the players makes for intense situations, tall grass and teleportation doors on the maps add challenges and strategy to your arsenal
One thing to note is that while this may seem to get repetitive after a while, the developers have ensured a ton of Post Launch Support and are extremely active in the discord channel as well. They pump out very regular updates and are extremely quick to fix any bugs that you may encounter. They also promise regular free content update as well, to keep the community going. All of this makes a good game even better, and it should be around for a really long time!