Red Laser Z is a stylish retro Sci-Fi FPS in which you have one single weapon that can kill enemies with just one shot, but you also have to be careful not to damage company equipment or kill its workers or you’ll be executed!
In Red Laser Z you take control of Janine Potts, an enforcer who works for a shady Communist-esque military and justice focused branch of humanity. You’ve been sent in alone to liberate a scientific research station after it has been overrun by angry Ant people and their robots – although it soon becomes apparent that those Ant people may be well within their rights to be a little angry.
All of the enemies in Red Laser Z can be dispatched with just one well aimed shot, but you have to be careful – not only do some of them have armor you need to get around, but you’ll also be severely penalized for killing your company’s workers and damaging any equipment. Kill too many humans or damage too much equipment and you’ll swiftly be executed and it’ll be game over. The gameplay is fast and fun, and there are some great touches – such as the cloning checkpoint system, the hidden retro gaming consoles and the way you can talk to all the personnel. You can also search the desks, filing cabinets and cupboards to find some useful items and some very weird ones!
Red Laser Z is still early in development, but it’s already a very impressive game. It combines a rich lore with an intriguing narrative, stylish retro visuals, fast paced one-hit-kill combat and funny little in-jokes (there’s even a The Room quote in there). It’s a retro FPS that’s not all about going on a run n’ gun rampage, it’s about taking well aimed shots and avoiding fire as you blast those ants back to where they came from.
Download The Red Laser Z Alpha Here (Windows)