This game is rated PEGI 7
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Posted: 3 months ago, last updated 6 weeks ago.
Play involves flying your craft and using missiles to defeat enemies and destroy weak rocks. You can manipulated three types of fluid you find (water, magma, and ferrofluid) to reach the survivors. This adds a puzzle aspect to the action, and uses physics to simulate the materials. Shoot out rocks to release some water down onto lava and you create solid rock.
These physics extend to how your craft moves. You turn left and right and fire a propulsion jet with the left stick. With these simple controls you need to carefully stay afloat and negotiate complex caverns. While you do this the right stick controls your rockets and grapple hook.
To progress to the next area you need to rescue a certain number of scientists. As you do there is a narrative about how the scientists became stuck and wider plans afoot.
Players: You can play with 2 players in the same room and up to 2 players online. In the second game there's a competitive mode where you compete with another player to rescue scientists. This is a fully fledged mode with load-outs and upgrades.
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Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.
You need to purchase a PlayStation Plus subscription to play online with PlayStation 4.
The following in-game purchases are available:
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In the US, ESRB state: This is a 2D action/puzzle game in which players use a small ship to rescue stranded workers from an alien planet's subterranean caves. This is done by destroying obstacles, eliminating enemy aliens, or destroying elements of the caves to access new pathways. The tiny stranded workers jump in the air or wave flags and arms to get players' attention; if these human workers are struck by an attack, they will yelp/scream and die. Background music contains the expletives "damn" and "hell" as well as a reference to drugs (e.g., "I wasn't there for the Pistols back in '76 . . . I wasn't there for the acid tests.").
Account RatingYou need PlayStation Plus to play online with PlayStation 3 or PlayStation Vita.
You need be 18-years-old to subscribe to PlayStation Plus for online play, but can create sub-accounts for younger players of 7-years or older to play online with PlayStation 4.
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