Bounty Hunter Space Lizard is a turn-based roguelike where you play as a despondent lizardman who’s had a string of bad luck. So he decides to venture out on a dangerous adventure of self-discovery. The game is available now in Early Access for iOS and Android.
What would cause a lizardperson to become so down? Well, his girlfriend left him to become a veterinarian, he alienated his family by getting involved in a knife selling pyramid scheme and he’s now trapped on a planet with little life, Wi-Fi or anything good to eat. All fairly understandable reasons I’d say.
Developer Stay Inside Games says that game will appeal to anyone who’s dabbled with either Hoplite or Enyo, two games we’ve enjoyed here. But they also add that it has more roguelike mechanics and a bit of Bomberman thrown in for good measure.
You’ll find yourself battling your way through small maps in turn-based combat where you’ll slash and shoot the various enemies you’ll encounter. You’ll also be able to throw bombs that will enter and exit the screen on opposite sides. They can also be used to destroy terrain. The AI is designed to use common sense to ensure that they’re pretty much gunning for you the entire time.
This will probably make Bounty Hunter Space Lizard a fairly tricky game, which you tend to expect from roguelike games. There are currently 20 levels across 4 stages to take on with bosses you’ll have to face at the end of each stage. There are also two distinct skill paths to build your Lizardman with so with the difficulty and other options, it promises to have a good amount of replay value.