Dual Core is a vibrant, futuristic, twin-stick style shooter that has you playing as a super-intelligent AI core stuck in the body of an outdated security drone. Shoot your way through a spaceship overrun by evil robot hordes, find out what happened to the human crew and make a lot of stuff go boom. The game is built around a solid co-op experience and allows up to four players to play together... or battle against each other. If you have no friends on hand, your robot buddy Corby joins you in the campaign. He has the tendency to stand in your way quite a bit, but he comes in handy when there are puzzles to be solved or unfriendly robots to be atomized.
There's a surprising amount of content to be found here. While the campaign is slower-paced, with a bunch of puzzles and cutscenes thrown in for good measure, arcade mode is an all-out fast-paced arena shootfest. It's a lot of fun and worth the price of admission all by itself! Just consider campaign and versus modes the icing on this colorful, explodey cake. The relatively slow projectiles take some getting used to, and sometimes there's a bit of slowdown, but overall, Dual Core is excellent stuff for fans or retro-style twin stick shooters!
Dual Core is available for $9.99 on Steam and Nintendo's eShop. For more information on the game and developer Daniel Smith, you can head to the game's website or follow him on Twitter.