Assault Android Cactus+ sees a physical release

From that headline, you probably think this isn’t a real story. I’ve just gone insane and started stringing random words together. Well, you can’t go insane if you already are and no, it’s a thing. For shooter addicts out there, Assault Android Cactus+ may be a very good thing.



Pre-orders for this title from the guys and gals over at Super Rare Games and folk at Witchbeam started March 12th. Physical copies are coming to your Switch systems and as with all pre-orders of boxed titles, this one is coming with goodies. I’ll get into what these are in a bit, but first off let’s give you an idea of what you’re dealing with.

Assault Android Cactus+ is, as I’ve already mentioned, a twin-stick shooter. Set in a vivid sci-fi universe, Junior Constable Cactus is outside her pay grade when she responds to a distress call and winds up stranded on a crippled space freighter under attack by its own worker robots.

Interestingly, you don’t have lives in Assault Android Cactus+. Things are going to get frantic because you’re dealing with a draining battery mechanic instead. Lights out probably isn’t a good thing so you’ll have to think fast and shoot faster as you charge head-first into waves of re-fitted robots. As you try not to get shot to bits, you’ll have to circumvent transforming stages and, of course, massive boss showdowns.

There’s plenty to unlock and do in Assault Android Cactus+. Aside from the 25 stage campaign, you’ll also have a boss-rush mode to try and survive. In addition to this, Infinity Drive and Daily Drive will give you other fun ways to play. If you’re getting tired of all these modes, this version is also getting an all-new Campaign+ mode with remixed stages to add a bit of a fresh take on things.

Adding to all the above, you’ll be able to choose from nine playable androids, each with their own personalities and distinct play-styles. For variety, you can unlock game modifying EX options and just for a bit of fun you can explore the codex and developer commentary. That should be enough for even the most jaded player to enjoy.

I mentioned goodies before, right? The Super Rare version of the game is being released with a 20-page full-color manual, interior artwork, exclusive sticker, and three trading cards selected randomly from the five-card set. As an aside, having a manual might not sound like much, but I remember a time when we collected those things, you were seriously miffed if your game came without one. In a digital age, it’s lovely to have something to hold.

UPDATE: I’m seeing that copies of this title on the Super Rare games store are currently showing as out of stock. This, of course, doesn’t mean there won’t ever be any more so it’s probably worth checking back over time. Should you wish to do this, you can find a link here.