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by jhrrsn - Jam Entry

At the edge of our hope, at the end of our time, THEY have chosen not only to believe in themselves, but in each other. Today there is not a man nor woman in ASTRO FORCE that shall stand alone. Not today.

Today they face the monsters that are at our door and bring the fight TO THEM! Today, they are CANCELLING THE APOCALYPSE!


Four intrepid heroes will fight their way through the monster-infested streets of New-New Tokyo and combine into their ultimate SUPER MECH FORM to defeat a RAGING KAIJU!!!

HOWEVER! In SUPER MECH FORM, TWO heroes form the legs and TWO heroes form the arms. In order to move, attack and block, these pairs of heroes must act in UNISON, or the MECH will be defenceless!!!



Move: DPAD
Attack: Square/Button0
Block: Circle/Button2


Currently, the game REQUIRES FOUR PLAYERS and FOUR GAMEPADS. This is a big ask, we know! But we set out to make a local co-op game, so what are we gonna do, eh? If you don't have three friends and/or four gamepads, then we're going to record a video of us playing the game so you can see how much FUN it would be if you did. We also might look at making a post-compo version that you can play through single-player, just to see the game in action.


HAVE FUN. I hope it works. It's late.

Downloads and Links




nextreality says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 7:11pm

So i did not have the four people to play this and actually attempted this solo, I can say that I did not get very far :P I'll try again later when I have some people to play with, but I can at least say that the graphics were very nice and the animations were surprisingly polished and smooth, good work for such a short time period!

joemid says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 10:20pm

Played as far as I could- single player, keyboard. Would love to see a dedicated single player. Great job making a local co-op! Do you plan to add some audio feedback in the future?

Rock Eaters says ...
May 5, 2016 @ 11:37pm

it lookks good i like the characters but im not fond of the pokemon like monsters. Seems to work, keep working on it and you will have something solid ^^ Sofa multiplayers games are always the best :)

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