Super Mega Space Blaster Special – Press-Kit

Created in only 4 weeks by solo developer Ste Wilson. Super Mega Space Blaster Special is a modern take on the retro arcade space shooter. It is a fast-paced frantic blast of a shoot ’em up (shmup) with bullet hell elements. Played alone or in local coop the game is addictive and will keep the player coming back to unlock the next ship or beat their high-score.


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Download trailer video (1080p 60fps 178mb): SMSBSp Trailer (zip)

A modern take on the retro arcade shoot ’em up (shmup). Super Mega Space Blaster Special is an addictive, fast-paced space shooter with bullet hell elements. Blast your way through 3 modes; managing fuel and ammo in ‘Survival Mode’, protecting your mothership from damage in ‘Protect Mother Mode’, and blasting your friends into space dust in the local competitive multiplayer ‘To The Death Mode’. 

Super Mega Space Blaster Special Launch Gameplay Trailer

Play with a friend in local coop and work together to take out the aliens. Collect coins to unlock more space blasters and get higher scores. Use each space blaster’s strengths to your advantage from turrets that allow twin stick control, to fast manoeuvrable ships that can outrun your foes. Arm yourself to the teeth with awesome power-ups like big-bombs, homing missiles and lasers. Destroy the alien boss and continue the endless gameplay to rack up a massive score and become the ultimate space blaster pilot and top the leaderboards.

Download press-kit media (high-res screenshots and branding 14mb): SMSBSp Press-Kit Images (zip) 

Download trailer video (1080p 60fps 178mb): SMSBSp Trailer (zip)

  • Fast-paced addictive shmup gameplay with bullet hell elements.
  • 3 play modes give varied gameplay and replay-ability. From the struggle for fuel and ammo in ‘Survival Mode’ (coop or single player), to the battle to keep your mother-ship in one piece in ‘Protect Mother’ (coop or single player), to the frantic race to wipe out your opponent in the local multiplayer mode – ‘To The Death’ (2 player only).
  • Play alone in single player or with a friend in local coop or local competitive multiplayer.
  • Collect coins to unlock all 10 space blasters (ships) each with their own percs. From fast ships for darting around to slower ships that allow precision aiming.
  • Some space blasters have turrets turning the game into a twin-stick shooter.
  • Loads of awesome power-up weapons to help you take down your enemies including lasers, homing missiles, and multi-shot.
  • Collectables to aid you in your mission. Big-bombs wipe-out nearby enemies, shields help you survive longer, and magnets drag fuel and ammo towards you.
  • Endless high-score chasing gameplay with over 15 enemies and a boss for those who can score high enough (gameplay continues after the boss).
  • Over 20 in-game challenges to help you gain coins and develop your space blaster piloting skills.
  • More than 20 Steam achievements.
  • Simple hand-drawn art-style allows you to easily pick out the foes amongst the asteroids.
  • Inspired by both games of yesteryear like Asteroids, Super Fantasy Zone, and Galaga, and modern games like Bit Blaster XL and Super Stardust HD.
  • Compete to be the greatest space blaster pilot in the Steam Leaderboards.
  • Steam Cloud support.
  • Full joypad (controller) support including button images for Xbox controllers, PlayStation 4 (DualShock 4) controllers, and Nintendo Switch Pro controllers.
  • 9 AI voices to use for in-game messages.
  • Play along to the pumping 80’s inspired synth-based original soundtrack by Electric Fan Death.

The year is 2051, the Earth is in ruin; a barely inhabitable polluted mess of smog and tar.


A huge unmanned spaceship, launched by mankind years earlier as a last ditch attempt to survive, has found a possible inhabitable planet and is under attack from its residents.


That’s where you come in pilot! From Earth you must remotely control one of the giant ship’s space blasters and annihilate the alien threat so that humanity can continue.


The survival of human kind is in your hands pilot. Don’t let us down!

“Super Mega Space Blaster Special is shockingly good. The style of old school space shooters has been refined and evolved here into something that both captures the joy of quick score-chasing sessions while also providing progression challenges and unlockables to further motivate the player to push forward.” – GREATThe Game Hoard


“Super Mega Space Blaster Special is a game bursting with frantic fun – rippling with colour and crisp clarity. It’s an incredible amount of game for the price point. No matter how many times I play it, my heart is pounding by the end, and I love it for that.” – 8.5/10Pixel Crashers


“It’s so refreshing to come across a gem in a crowded field of mediocrity because it proves once again, good games do exist as long as you’re willing to invest the time finding them. For some top-down 2D shooting action in the final frontier, you can’t go wrong with Super Mega Space Blaster Special.” – 80%Wala Wala Games


“Super Mega Space Blaster Special is a fun pick up and play shmup available on Steam for less than a dollar that also runs on Linux. I’ve paid heaps more for games I’ve played less. A compulsive fun title.” Gamer Geek News


Indie Gaming Podcast Chat – Ste chats about the development of Super Mega Space Blaster Special and the future plans for the retro space shooter.


Old School Gamer Magazine Interview – Ste answers questions about the retro inspiration behind Super Mega Space Blaster Special.

We are a small development studio of two people based in Manchester in the United Kingdom. We aim for Super Mega Space Blaster Special to be a fun game that offers great value for money. We are open to feedback and want to improve the game in any way we can. If you have any issues with the game please feel free to let us know and we’ll do our best to solve the problem. We hope you enjoy the game, Happy blasting!


Download press-kit media (high-res screenshots and branding 14mb): SMSBSp Press-Kit Images (zip) 

Download trailer video (1080p 60fps 178mb): SMSBSp Trailer (zip)

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