The Last Shot is a quirky hand drawn dieselpunk puzzle platforming adventure where a pragmatic mechanical engineer sets out to save the people in his city and uncover a terrible conspiracy in his city.
In The Last Shot you take on the role of a mechanical engineer whose job is normally to manufacture shells that are blasted towards nearby cities. However, today you are woken up by nearby shellfire and you set out to see what’s going on, save citizens in trouble and unravel a dark conspiracy.
The demo build takes around 30 minutes to play through and features a sizable chunk of the game’s beautifully drawn dieselpunk city. You use your three tools (hands, hammer and wrench) and your engineering wits to solve the various puzzles along the way. There’s a nice variety of puzzles and the game has a nice sense of pace which goes well with your engineers no-nonsense “just hit it with a hammer” attitude.
It does take a few minutes to get into the mindset of the game, but once you do it’s a lot of fun. The puzzles are well designed, the artwork is beautiful and it’s got a great sense of humor, with some delightful little easter eggs and visual gags. It makes for a very unique puzzle platforming experience and it’s a joy to spend time in its quirky hand drawn dieselpunk world. Highly recommended.