GameInfo: Syder Arcade is a side scroller shoot ‘em up set in a future not far away: the player is called to choose his spaceship and defend the human colony of Miza from an alien threat. Stunning 3D graphics and an electronic soundtrack carry the gamer into six different story levels, through the adventure for saving his planet. The quest can be played in four difficulty levels, trying all the different vintage mods inspired by the arcade gaming era.
This game is our love letter to early 90’ shoot ‘em ups for Amiga and PC. We wanted to bring back the challenge and the beauty of old the school classics we loved as kids and mix them with some modern tricks to create a new experience. At Studio Evil we were avid gamers before becoming game developers. Syder Arcade is our first commercial game and we wanted to create a title that we would love to play in the first place. A real challenge for the player, and a feast for the eyes. We wanted to start from the very roots of gaming, and we started with shoot em’ ups. We carefully examined both old school classics and modern bullet hell games trying to find a mixed formula that could bring back that old school vibe, and at the same time bring some new style of challenge.
RGCD The game is a brilliant piece of work, a chrome-plated supercharged gunship of a shmup, and I can see Syder Arcade remaining on my hard drive indefinitely. Read Full Review
IGM I’m always keen to rise to a challenge (ooerr, missus), and Syder Arcade makes it’s intent clear right on the official site by throwing down the gauntlet. ‘Ultra-challenging campaign levels’, ‘Difficulty levels from easy to impossible!’ and ‘Prepare to smash your keyboard!’. Well, I can’t say no to that, can I? Not as a veteran of Super Meat Boy, DoDonPachi and many more. Read Full Review