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!
Download The Beta Demo Here (Windows)