publisher : Headup Games
Game mode: single / multiplayer
Multiplayer mode: Internet / split screen, players: 1-4
Super Treasure Arena is a two-dimensional shooter with fantasy elements, which is an extension of the browser-based Treasure Arena from the Vennril studio. The title was published by Headup Games, which released The Bridge Constuctor series and Grimmwood: They Come at Night.
Super Treasure Arena uses the classic arena shooter scheme, but with significant modifications. Players hit one of six maps full of treasures and monsters, and their task is to collect as many treasures as possible. The shooting itself resembles the solution used in Enter the Gungeon, with the action shown from above.
There are five character classes to choose from: warrior, mage, villain, mystic and ninja. Each of them has hand-to-hand combat weapons and a unique special ability, and in the arenas you can find additional weaponry, such as bows and bombs. All this should be used to beat skeletons, bats, sludge and other beasts, which after defeating drop gold coins and healing potions. You can also attack other participants of the game, but each death is associated with the loss of equipment and some of the enriched riches.
The Super Treasure Arena offers two modes: Classic and Treasure Run. The first one is a standard fight in the arena and collection of loot, while the second authors added the necessity to deliver the accumulated wealth to the base. The title allows you to play with computer-controlled opponents, but the main attraction is the ability to challenge other players in online or local multiplayer mode (in the latter case on a split screen).
The Vennril team decided to use an old school audio-visual setting. Simple, pixel-shaped graphics are kept in cartoon and look decent, and heroic music is an effective incentive to struggle.
PC / Windows
Recommended: Intel Core i3 2.5 GHz, 4 GB RAM, graphic card 1 GB GeForce GTX 460 / Radeon HD 5850 or better, 100 MB HDD, Windows 7/8/10
Minimum: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0 GHz, 2 GB RAM, graphic card 512 MB GeForce 9400 or better, 100 MB HDD, Windows Vista