A very enjoyable 2D top-down shooter in retrostyle
This is a demake of the game Haze. The story is the same: Soldiers make use of Nectar, a performance-enhancing pharmaceutical drug that grants the user enhanced speed, accuracy and strength. Mantel uses this drug to control the minds of its soldiers...
The game takes place over a three day period as Mantel battles a group of rebels known as "The Promise Hand" which is led by Gabriel "Skin Coat" Merino, with the player assuming the role of Shane Carpenter, a 25 year old Mantel soldier. After Carpenter witnesses the effect Nectar is having on his fellow soldiers, and after a twist in the storyline Shane then turns rogue and teams up with The Promise Hand to take on Mantel.
The game contains 9 levels (3 worlds, each 2 levels + boss level)
Space: Throw grenade. Useful for enemies in cover!
Q: Heal. You get more health!
U: Upper. Your speed increases, and your damage done increases! Unfortunately your firing rate significantly decreases.
O: Downer. Your movement rate decreases, but your firing rate and damage done increase!
E: Perception. Find those hidden venom flowers and civillians to help maximize your efficiency!
Beware, drug use can have negative consequences!