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Shotgun King Review
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Posted: 6 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.


Shotgun King is a gruesome game of chess where you play a single piece with a shotgun. It combines turn-based strategic runs with classic chess moves. It's a game of Chess where all your comrades have gone to the other side (and you found a firearm).

Each tun you can either move or shoot at enemy pieces. Once you have shot you have to move on your next go. Each turn, the enemy pieces move in accordance with Chess rules, but home in on you to put you to a bloody death.

As well as keeping the enemy pieces at bay by aiming your shotgun, you also need to avoid a classic checkmate too. Your aim is to get to and kill the enemy king. Doing this progresses you to the next more difficult floor. You will fail but when you do you start again with a bit more experience.

As you progress you gain special ability cards that change what you can do. However, these also come at a price as they often trigger new or more powerful enemies for you to take on. It becomes a puzzle which are best to use and how to capitalise on them.

DetailsGame Details

Expected Content Rating: PEGI 12

Release Date: 12/05/2022

Platforms: PC

Genres: Action, Brain Game, Puzzle, Shooting and Traversal

Accessibility: 23 features

Developer: Punkcake Delice (@Punkcake_Delice)

Players: 1




Play Time: This game will take between 5 minutes and 20 minutes to complete.

Play StylePlay Style

This is a single-player game.

You can play this game in the following styles:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has not yet been rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated PEGI 12.

The game does include red splashes that look like blood when enemies are shot. However, the targets are not people but chess pieces. Still, these Chess pieces do have faces (particularly the bosses) and are human-like. There is shooting from close range with a shotgun.


Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.


Our Shotgun King Accessibility Report documents 23 accessibility features:
The game has a range of five difficulty settings. On easier difficulty you have more resources. On harder difficulty the enemy army get more new pieces.

You can disable screen shake and flashes. You can also disable the pixel blurring shader to help with motion sickness.

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