Dead Pixels 2: Straight to Video is a long in development 80’s VHS horror movie styled side-scrolling roguelike RPG shooter where you hack, slice and blast your way through hordes of undead in a zombie-filled post apocalyptic world.
Previously featured on Alpha Beta Gamer back in 2018 and 2014, Dead Pixels 2: Straight to Video has been a long time in development, but it looks like it’s finally gearing up for a release early this year. The latest demo build features a wide range of tweaks and upgrades over the 2018 build and still retains all that glorious zombie blasting side scrolling fun.
The demo build of Dead Pixels 2: Straight to Video is essentially an introduction to the game so the difficulty level is a little on the easy side. It is a lot of fun though and takes around 20 minutes to play through as you make your way through the procedurally generated zombie-infested streets towards a community of survivors called “Salvation”.
Gameplay-wise and visually it most resembles the 2010 Scott Pilgrim vs. The World game, with you fighting your way through pixelated streets, earning cash and using it to purchase upgrades from shops and characters you meet. The RPG elements are much deeper in Dead Pixels 2 though and there’s a vast array of loot to collect in the buildings you raid. There are hundreds of weapons, items and valuables to scavenge and you can even upgrade and customize your weapons or hire a sniper to pick off zombies for you.
It’s an excellent game that takes the classic side scrolling arcade gameplay of 80s arcade games and updates it for the modern era, with high quality pixel art animation, RPG elements, tons of loot and a fun sense of humor. Surviving a zombie apocalypse shouldn’t be so much fun!
Check Out a Gameplay Video Here
Download The Beta Demo Here (Windows)
1 thought on “Dead Pixels 2: Straight to Video – Beta Demo”
I think it’s totally cool. I’m a child of the 80s. This is right up my alley. Had trouble figuring out keybindings using Xbox controller and joy2key. Was confused by accidentally adding two players. Wanted to start a single player game. Wasn’t clear to me how to do so. Passed first level. Had trouble figuring out how to move beyond little store that loads afterward.
Just giving you guys play by play honest experience. Not complaining, of course. I like what you’re doing!
Ok, I restarted and now my Xbox controller seems to be working. I like the graphic that tells me which button to press.
Zombies don’t seem like bad guys. I feel bad shooting them! Just a little. Coins make the shotgun work (?)
REALLY like the VHS vibe and scan lines look. Good job with this. Like the bezel, too.
It wasn’t until I made it to the level featuring boss at end that I felt a threat from Zombies. These guys are my type of guys. Unassuming, hands in pockets. Tell me why I should be killing them earlier on! :D
Boss was sweet. I’m a little bald. Looks like me! Crack up.
I was out of ammo at the boss battle, but didn’t know why or how to reload.
None of these are complaints! I really like what you guys are doing — so cool! My premise is that you want dead honest player experience.
Keep it going, guys! Love this!
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