The story goes that one fateful evening, a video game store clerk came across a magical console that could not only take more than one game, but blend them together. He had no idea where it came from or who traded it in, but after he cleaned the cockroaches out of it, it worked perfectly! Thus begins the story behind SuperMash, a game that defies genres because that’s the whole point.
What to do? Mash the games, then play ’em. But be careful! It’s not a flawless process and you’ll have deadly glitches to deal with. You can combat the glitches by applying Dev Cards, which represent various characters, enemies, environments, and other additions. Many of the games are parodies of familiar classics. If you always wanted to see what it would look like if the Metroid universe was rendered in the 8-bit Final Fantasy style, here you go.
- Mash together six unique 2D game genres, including Metrovania, Shoot ‘em Up, Stealth, Platformer, JRPG, and Action Adventure. Each can be combined with itself or one of the other genres.
- Further customize generated Mashes with collectable in-game Dev Cards, which allow them to pick and choose specific characters, enemies, worlds, and more every time they play.
- Run a video game shop stocked with retro hybrids of player-created games.
- Share their favorite combinations with the world through unique codes generated for each Mash.
SuperMash will arrive on Steam in two days, January 13. The soundtrack (a massive 111 tracks!) will be available for separate purchase, or you can get them both together in the Deluxe Edition. Both versions will be 10% off during their first week on sale.