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The Bug Butcher

A two-dimensional shooter set in a science fiction world, developed by Australian Awfully Nice studio.

Action | science fiction | 2D | indie games | shooters

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The Bug Butcher created by Awfully Nice Studios for PC, PS4 etc., is a 2D shooter, modelled on Super Buster Bros. from 1990. The studio was founded by Till Aschwanden and Rainer Zoettel. The latter has previously worked at the famous Blizzard Entertainment, Weta Digital and Scanline VFX, where he contributed to several famous films, including District 9, The Hobbit, Avengers and Cloud Atlas.


In The Bug Butcher, we play as Harry, who is a cosmic exterminator of all kinds of vermin. He receives a contract in which he has to get rid of pests spreading in a research center on a distant planet and save the scientists working there. Of course, the task won't be easy, because Harry has to face large and very dangerous creatures.


The Bug Butcher on PC, PS4, etc. is a side-scroller shoot'em up, which focuses on killing enemies. Players move in two dimensions, right and left, but shoot only upwards. During the game, we get access to a variety of futuristic weapons, including lasers and rocket launchers which can be modified. In addition, the game also features power-ups temporarily increasing our power. The game offers players 30 levels. The more efficiently and quickly we eliminate the vermin, the better the results - this is thanks to a multiplier, which ends when we receive damage or stay inactive for too long.

Game modes

In addition to the single-player campaign, The Bug Butcher also offers a multiplayer mode in which we fight for points with another player. The game takes place on special platforms, which rise over time, bringing us closer to a deadly energy beam. The better we deal with enemies, the longer we stay alive.

Technical aspects

The Bug Butcher on PC, PS4 etc. is a decent looking 2D game. The developers have prepared a lot of different locations, various space bugs eye-pleasing special effects.

Last updated on 02 November 2016

Game mode: single / multiplayer  

User score: 1.2 / 10 based on 8 votes.

PEGI rating The Bug Butcher

Age rating. The PEGI rating considers the age suitability of a game, not the level of difficulty. Game contains depictions of violence.

The Bug Butcher System requirements

PC / Windows

PC / Windows

  • Minimum:
  • Intel Core 2 Duo 2.6 GHz
  • 4 GB RAM
  • graphic card 512 MB GeForce 8800 GT or better
  • 1 GB HDD
  • Windows Vista/7/8
  • Recommended:
  • Intel Core 2 Duo 2.6 GHz
  • 8 GB RAM
  • graphic card 512 MB GeForce 8800 GT or better
  • 2 GB HDD
  • Windows Vista/7/8
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