Sanuk Games is delighted to announce that Bombing Busters will land in the American PlayStation Store for PS4 on September 15th.
Have a blast! Bomb oodles of nasty critters in a series of 30 wicked mazes! Defeat hellish bosses in heroic fights! Play solo, or with friends in merciless battles! Embark on a hilarious journey with the witty Dr. Wallow to conquer the galaxy in this explosively fun arcade game!
· Single-player adventure.
· Local battle for 1 to 5 players using game controllers.
· Online battle with up to 8 players per room.
· 5 picturesque worlds with 30 wicked mazes.
· A large bestiary of critters to blast.
· A multitude of items and power ups to collect.
· 5 hellish boss levels whose punishing difficulty will only be matched by the satisfaction you’ll get once you beat them.
· Over 10 minutes of caustic comments from Dr. Wallow, voiced by David Goldfarb.
· 7 famous pieces of classical music electronically butchered by Samuel Safa.
Previously released as “Bombing Bastards” on Wii U and on Steam, the game got a bunch of good reviews. “Being bad never felt so good,” WiisWorld.com titled, giving the game 86/100. ““I had a blast playing it and I feel that anybody who is up to the challenge will as well,” said AlwaysNintendo.com in an 8.5/10 review.
The name was changed to Bombing Busters on request from Sony. The PlayStation 4 version, in development since early 2014, was the longest and toughest project in Sanuk Games’ 11-year history. As Unity was charging obnoxious licensing fees on PlayStation systems at the time, the choice was made to port the game from Unity to Phyre Engine. But the complexity and instability of Phyre Engine made it impossible for the team to achieve the port, and the project was stopped after 5 months without visible progress.
Later on, an arrangement was made with Sony to get a free Unity license (something they then generalized to all developers). The development resumed with Unity. While Unity for PS4 did not make all aspects of the port easy and smooth, after numerous interactions with Sony’s technical staff and the development of some custom plugin to fill the gaps, the PS4 version was up and running, ready for QA. From then on, it took 8 submissions (and a few more months) for the game to get approved in Europe, and another 3 submissions for it to be approved in America. Notwithstanding this rather frustrating experience, Sanuk Games is proud to bring the game to PlayStation 4 in America, and thankful to Sony’s staff for the help received in solving issues.
Bombing Busters will be priced at $6.99.