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  • Summary: The Bug Butcher is an action-packed 2D side scrolling shoot em up game where peril comes from above.
    So in a nutshell, pest control with machine guns in space.
    The core mechanics hold old ties from the classic arcade shooter Super Pang where you shoot vertically, but with modern day
    The Bug Butcher is an action-packed 2D side scrolling shoot em up game where peril comes from above.
    So in a nutshell, pest control with machine guns in space.
    The core mechanics hold old ties from the classic arcade shooter Super Pang where you shoot vertically, but with modern day twists. You are Harry, a brash and tenacious exterminator who has a knack for decimating bugs.
    Harrys current assignment takes him to the infested futuristic research facility on planet Zoit. The surviving and dwindling number of scientists employed him for his slaughtering skills. Harrys mission: survive until the decontamination of the building is complete, hoard coins like his life depended on it, and protect the scientists at all costs. Watch out for the spiders as they have a particular fondness for rubber encased scientists. After landing, you will move from room to room through the facility blasting rockets, lasers, and wielding the power of lighting upwards at anything not human.
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  1. Nov 15, 2018
    90
    The Bug Butcher is a spiritual successor that is very much possessed by its muse. This isn’t a subtle nod, it is soaked in Pang and it’s great because of it. The ability to play the game endlessly to beat your own score will keep you coming back. The fact that you can do it with a friend is just an even bigger incentive. The Bug Butcher isn’t reinventing anything, but it is a damn fine version of a classic game.
  2. Nov 9, 2018
    90
    The Bug Butcher feels like Earthworm Jim and Alien Hominid met in an arcade to play Space Invaders and the residual DNA collected from their shared joystick and button usage was used to genetically engineer The Bug Butcher. Its frenetic pace and creative arsenal create a humorously fun experience full of equal parts mirth and mayhem.
  3. Nov 9, 2018
    66
    The game offers excellent controls and many weapons to kill all the enemies that appear on the screen. However, it also has some small gameplay bugs.