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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom – 14th January 2020: Bare Knuckle Development are proud to announce that their frantic retro space blaster, Super Mega Space Blaster Special Turbo, launches on Nintendo Switch™, PlayStation®4 and Steam(Win/Lin/Mac) today. The game promises to blend nostalgic retro space blasting from games like Asteroids and Super Fantasy Zone with modern space shooter mechanics from games like Geometry Wars and Super Stardust HD. It has already got some great reviews with 8 out of 10 by both JP’s Switch Mania and Two Beard Gaming, and 4 out of 5 by The Switch Effect and The Vulgar Knight.

Super Mega Space Blaster Special Turbo is simple, addictive and most importantly a blast to play. A lot of effort has gone into making this game; borrowing from classics but adding its own spin at every opportunity” states ‘The Flamey’ in his review for Two Beard Gaming. “There is a bucket load of content to keep you interested and the hook of ‘just one more run’ will have you coming back for more.

The game costs less than 5 dollars/4 pounds and has loads of features including 5 game modes, 15 unlockable space blasters, 40+ challenges, upgradable power-ups, and an original 80’s inspired synth-pop soundtrack by Electric Fan Death. Add to this; unique space blaster’s for each platform, local 2 player support using individual horizontal Joy-Cons on Nintendo Switch™, 4K support on PS4™ Pro and Steam, 36 Trophies/Achievements on PS4/Steam and you have a game that offers loads of content and space blasting action for players on a budget.


The Switch Effect (4/5):

Two Beard Gaming (8/10):

JP’s Switch Mania (8/10 – the 4th game down in indie b-sides multi-review):

The Vulgar Knight (4/5):

Media Moogle Video Review:

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About Bare Knuckle Development:

Bare Knuckle Development is a small indie game studio based in Greater Manchester in the United Kingdom. After releasing their first title, Super Mega Space Blaster Special, on Steam to a string of good reviews they are in the process of releasing the much bigger ‘Turbo Edition’ on consoles, PC, and Mac. Once released they will then return to developing The Flawless: Art’s Tale, a metroidvania hack ‘n’ shoot action-RPG for Nintendo Switch™, PS4™, and Steam(Win/Lin/Mac).

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