Narco Terror follows the story of ex-special ops agent Rick Quinn, a one-man army that goes on a mission from the docks of Miami to the rivers of South America, to rescue his daughter. Quinn has been working on a secret technology to stop the drug cartels’ latest trafficking technique: Narco submarines. This has put him in the cross hairs of his ex-partner, Jay Delgado, who’s running the subs — and the cartel that took his daughter. This drug bust just got personal.
Key inspirations for the development of Narco Terror were arcade classics such as Commando, MERCS, Ikari Warriors, and Space Invaders, and modern titles such as Assault Heroes, Renegade Ops, Geometry Wars, and Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light. With this approach, we’ve drawn inspiration from some of our favorite games of all time, while instilling modern sensibilities to create a fun mix for today’s arcade gamers.
As a result, you’ll see that Narco Terror consists of many different arcade elements typical to retro games, combined with the over-the-top story and style straight from 80’s action classics. We’ve also added seamless offline and online drop-in, drop-out cooperative multiplayer, so you can play with friends across the world!
Because you’ll be shooting a lot of guns, weapons can be upgraded with the money you get by exploding the world around you, or by finding hidden collectibles. That’s how heroes make money, right? On top of that, each weapon can use up to four different ammo types (At the same time!) that vary from armor piercing rounds to bullets that set enemies on fire. For those pesky groups of enemies, grenades are also available. To top it off, there are also special weapons with limited ammo to pick up for special celebratory occasions, like the Laser Rifle and screen-filling Flamethrower.
As you progress through the campaign, you’ll get access to better weapons suited for the next over-the-top scenario that you and your partner will be facing. In true arcade-style, your upgrades not only cause greater damage to your opponents, but make your bullets bigger. Yes, you read that right.
To spice things up, we’ve also added some retro shoot ‘em up sections with aircraft and boats. And from time to time Quinn can go mad with power by turning enemy weaponry against them. They really shouldn’t have taken his daughter! You’ll face an enormous amount of artillery, massive tanks, armed helicopters, and fast planes as the story unravels and the true intentions of the drug cartel are revealed.
I hope that you have an appetite for some wanton destruction, and that you’re ready to be…
Dishing out justice, one grenade at a time!
Narco Terror is available from today onwards on PlayStation 3 for $9.99. Check out the demo and let us know what you think!