Being a gun for hire is a stressful gig. One mistake can easily put you six feet under. For the most part, however, the greatest risk actually comes from one or more mistakes you might end up making – in other words, something entirely your own fault. Not because someone snuck a bomb inside your body and set it to explode if you don’t maintain a certain heart rate, turning you into Cardiac Powder.
How are your twin-stick shooting skills? Rusty? Great? Fantastic? Awful? Well, Cardiac Powder doesn’t seem to care all that much either way, as each enemy appears more relentless than the last, and the only way you’re getting past them is with a healthy dose of violence. Shoot fast, move faster, and don’t forget to dodge bullets.
Cardiac Powder is a nervous twin stick shooter where you have a bomb in you, if you can’t maintain a certain heart rate, it will explode…
Oh, also: heart rate. Keep an eye on that so as to avoid, you know, blowing up. Staying calm, stopping to relax for a brief spell every now and then? Yeah, not an option, really. That said, playing extremely well will net you a neat little reward in the form of Fury Mode, during which you almost become a god among men; invincibility, super speed, and all that good stuff.
Who put that bomb inside you, how, and… well, why? Sounds absolutely bonkers, the actions of an utter madman. Unlike the protagonist in Cardiac Powder, a paid assassin, who’s totally not a murderous psychopath or anything of the sort. Eh, anyway, shoot to kill, and maybe, just maybe, your heart will not only be but also stay in the right place. Which is to say, inside your body, rather than across the floor in a million pieces because of the whole bomb thing.
Cardiac Powder is available on Steam, for $2.99.