Old School Gamer Magazine chats with Tommi Vikstedt, Jr., Project Manager at Dreamloop Games, who breaks down the fun of “Stardust Galaxy Warriors” on the Nintendo Switch. One part beautiful new shooter, another part old-school arcade-inspired fun, Stardust Galaxy Heroes is another frenetic experience on Nintendo hybrid console.
About Stardust Warriors:
As a new recruit to Stardust Galaxy Warriors, an interstellar peacekeeping organization founded by the eccentric trillionaire Archibald Stardust, you will take on a 10-level campaign mode and battle your way through different worlds facing myriad enemies big and small while experiencing a story chock full of wry humor, stunning graphics, and even a few surprises. Choose from five different characters, each with their own unique strengths and weaknesses, and upgrade via RPG-like mechanics such as boosting weapon damage, armor effectiveness, and many other attributes and stats.
Old School Gamer Magazine: How was this game created/born?
Tommi Vikstedt: Funnily enough, you could argue it started as a student project, though the entire thing has been rewritten more than once since. The initial idea was that we want to make a game that’s as fun and as easy to pick up as possible, and to me, side-scrolling SHMUPs have always been the embodiment of that. Didn’t hurt that they were supposed to be ‘easy to make’, too; though that turned out not to have been entirely true.
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