Today’s Niche Spotlight is SuperMash, a procedurally generated retro-inspired game collection by Digital Continue.
You play as a game store clerk that discovers a magical retro console that can make new games. This means that you can pick two genres from a list of Platformer, Action Adventure, Shoot ‘Em Up, Metrovania, Stealth, and JRPG, and the game will procedurally generate a bizarre mashup of the two with a quirky title.
Each procedurally generated game will come with a selection of glitches that can make the game easier or harder. You’ll also unlock Dev Cards as you play, allowing you to customize mashups with a variety of modifiers. Save your favorite mashups to play again later, or share them with friends online. You can find the launch trailer below.
SuperMash is available on Windows PC, Linux (both via Steam), Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One for $19.99 USD.
You can find the rundown (via Steam) below:
In SuperMash, you’re an independent video game store clerk who’s found a special magical game console. It spews out retro games with crazy randomized titles, mashed-up gameplay and objectives, and even authentic bugs – all of which you’ll get to play! Including elements of multiple classic game genres, from Action Adventure to JRPG, SHMUP to Classic Platformer, every mashed boot-up is an unexpected surprise!
- EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED! – Glitches, goals, and obstacles change up the gameplay, so you never know if you’re headed to an easy win – or an near impossible challenge!
- CUSTOMIZE YOUR GAMES! – With Dev Cards, you can customize elements of each Mash, like enemies, players, mechanics, and environments. Keep playing to collect them all!
- THE POSSIBILITIES ARE ENDLESS! – With genres including Platformer, Action Adventure, Shoot ‘Em Up, Metrovania, Stealth, and JRPG, there are all kinds of wacky – sometimes wonderful, sometimes scary – ways that gameplay, bugs and objectives can randomly combine.
- CHALLENGE YOUR FRIENDS! – Share each Mash’s unique code with a friend or streamer to see if they can succeed where you failed—or impress them by completing their “impossible” Mashes!
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