If you fancy a bit of kick ass Shoot 'em up action on your C64 to get you through the weeks ahead, then you might like this story on Indie Retro News. As checking through the latest retro itch.io updates, we've come across Drmortalwombat's rather cool looking C64 game of Plekthora; A classic horizontal space themed shooter for the Commodore-64, which features not just three different and upgradeable weapons but also couch coop and 20 levels of simple shooting pleasure.
We've certainly featured a lot of Shoot 'em ups for the C64, but going by the feedback such as "This little shooter is so much fun to play" and "Great game with multiple layers of star field, parallax scroll for the ground and the cast of shadow" Plekthora sounds it could be a ton of fun. For those of you wanting more info, the game features a generous placement of power ups and bonus lives, score multiplier for hyperinflated high scores, works on real hardware and emulators, and the game comes as uncompressed code, ideal for modding, cheating or recreational reverse engineering.
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