ACCEL is a reflex testing futuristic high-score chasing tunnel runner that sees you manoeuvring a spaceship through three super-tough levels.
In ACCEL you take on the role of a rebel human consciousness who is attempting to escape from a supercomputer that humanity has uploaded their collective consciousness to. What this means for you is that you have to pilot your way through three futuristic levels, avoiding obstacles and collecting data pickups to earn points and multipliers.
You can move your ship around normally (up, down, left, right) and you can rotate your ship – which can be a little disorientating, but comes in handy when collecting certain data pickups or squeezing through tight gaps. You can’t die in ACCEL, but every collision resets your multiplier and you need to score as many points as possible to earn a decent grade at the end of the level (you need to earn a ‘C’ rank to continue to the next level).
Tunnel runners are nothing new, but eye-popping futuristic visuals and the fantastic level design make ACCEL well worth taking for a spin. The levels are tough, but the fact that they’re purposely crafted and not randomly generated means that you can memorise routes and avoid hazards on future runs. There’s a LOT going on in each level too, with you flying through neon-soaked cityscapes, high tech spaceships and a machinery-filled factory. It’s a delight to see in motion and really tests your flying skills to the limits – especially if you’re chasing a high ranking!
Download ACCEL Here (Windows)