Spellrazor is a unique dungeon crawling cyber-roguelike with 27 different fire buttons, odd little secrets, intentional glitches and challenging gameplay inspired by classics like Defender and Robotron.
The game takes place in a haunted arcade cabinet that’s rumoured to be created by Duncan Bower – the developer of the Polybius game that has now sunk into urban legend. Duncan was said to be working on Spellrazor when he mysteriously disappeared, amid rumours of him slipping into insanity. What this means for the player is that Spellrazor’s virtual world is filled with little glitches and bugs that suggest there is more going on in this arcade cabinet than meets the eye (such the way the game dramatically slows down when you stand still).
It also makes for a very enjoyable game, thanks to its procedurally generated level design, challenging gameplay, permadeath and a unique combat system that maps 27 different weapons to 27 different keys on the keyboard with no way to manually aim them. You may never unearth all the secrets of Spellrazor, but you’ll certainly have fun trying!