The StoryThe Smurglian race has come to Earth and they’re not leaving until they steal our four most prized commodities: metal music, the best coffee, cat videos, and all the WiFi. Challenge them through unique and innovative levels inspired by real-life areas in Pittsburgh, PA. Join Black Forge Coffeehouse baristas Nick and Ashley, two galaxy gladiators called to arms to stop this madness and remove the Smurglian threat from Earth. The Smurglians can have the cat videos… but if you don’t help our heroes fend off against the alien-assimilated elderly, bros, cowgirls, and country western singers, who knows what could happen!
A cup of action!
- A dark brew of alien invasions, heavy metal, and side-scrolling beat-em-up action on the streets of Pittsburgh!
- Classic side-scrolling beat ‘em up action that feels better than you remember.
- 2 playable baristas, each with their own attributes and alien-crushing special moves!
- Destroy and throw a variety of environmental objects and even enemies!
- Collect coffee-themed powerups and weapons for an espresso shot of action!
- Gorgeous hand drawn and hand-animated sprites and backgrounds true to Sega Genesis specifications.
- Unlockable mini-games to boost high scores!
- Visit Pittsburgh landmarks like the Duquesne Incline, PNC Park, and Grandview Boulevard.
A soundtrack featuring original music by Pittsburgh metal band Greywalker!
- OS: Windows 7 32/64 bit - Windows 10, Mac OSX 32/64 bit, Linux 32/64 bit
- Storage 235MB-250MB
| RAM - 1GB
- GPU - 2 GB VRAM
| CPU - 2.6 GHz
- A Sega Genesis or Mega Drive (preferably with a double shot of controllers!)
Heroes & Villians
Nick Miller likes his metal and coffee both black. There’s nothing better than enjoying a good pun over a steaming cup of 7 Demon Blend in the Black Forge Coffee House, except defending his metal cafe from a wifi-stealing alien scourge.
Ashley Corts is probably the most metal and toughest barista the planet Earth has to offer. After years of working in the music business she decided to open up her own business with her best friend, now aliens want to take that away from her. The Smurglians picked the wrong cafe to bust up!
Pa Kettlecorn enjoyed his retirement, shooing kids off his lawn with his combat cane and listening to the Golden Oldies. His idyllic rest was interrupted when the Smurglians possessed him, however. He now serves the beings who wish to control the Metal, the music he has often referred to as “that darn racket!”
Ma Kettlecorn preferred the Golden Oldies to heavy metal, but under the duress of Smurglian mind control, she doesn’t have much of a choice. No more knitting and driving slow for this grey-haired deliverer of pain – it’s time for senior-discount destruction.
All dressed up and ready to leave a trail of red plastic cups in their wake, these cowgirls-for-a-day were all set for the Skinny Chestknee concert. However, instead of pop-country tunes, these faux-western ladies were met with the mind control waves of the Smurglians. Now, they’ll be doing the boot-scootin boogie all over our heroes.
Skinny Chestknee’s personal security task force is trained to ask for tickets, ward off the paparazzi, and pick-out potential groupies. Already fiercely loyal to their country-western overlord, they now gladly serve his Smurglian possessor.
Whether it’s Brad or Chad, these bros were looking for a fight BEFORE the aliens took over their mind. Armed with gym muscles and trust funds, they aim to pummel the lunch money out of metal heads everywhere.
Known for chart-topping hits like “Tractor Dump” and “Bury it in Your Swamp”, Skinny Chestknee is a country-western legend. He is also the figurehead for the Smurglian’s takeover of humanity. Yeehaw!
The foot soldiers of the Smurglian invasion, these top-heavy Greys travel in packs. Luckily, scoring a headshot on these guys has a 30% success rate.
This blue, shovel-faced son-of- a-gun is one nasty customer. The Smurglians plan on having an intergalactic air guitar competition, and he intends on practicing by swinging his gangly limbs at our heroes.
Green skin? Check. Eyestalk? Check. Mouth in belly? Check. Alien Shocktrooper? Checkmate.
Gibletor is a rather unremarkable alien blob who happens to own a rather impressive power suit. Back on Mars, everyone is sick of hearing about it and how badass it is, so Gibletor was all too ready to volunteer for the invasion of Earth. Smashing up some coffee shops should win some new respect for his power suit.