Demon Throttle | PAX East 2022

Demon Throttle is a vengeance story about a beautiful vampiress, a gunslinger, and a demon who stole mystical chalices. Blast through four wicked domains with monstrous generals to lift the demon’s curse and exact revenge!

A top scrolling twin stick shooter, powerups, and a Doinksoft code gives Demon Throttle an old school vibe. In single player mode, the beautiful vampiress and gunslinger are hot swappable. Annihilating enemies and destroying the environment drops Bomberman-esque square powerups such as HP, Bomb+, and Luck. By making powerups exclusive to the character who picks them up, Demon Throttle tries to have the player equally use each character. It’ll be important in later levels that both characters fully leveled up. Co-op gameplay is similar with the exception that each player controls one character. Just make sure you’re playing with someone friendly otherwise they can hog the power ups!

Enemies have specific patterns, and after a few encounters, the patterns should become apparent. But for me, a first-timer? Let’s just say I had a hard time getting through easy mode.

Regardless of my terrible ability to dodge incoming damage, Demon Throttle is really fun. Figuring out enemy patterns and shooting out the environments on the hunt for HP, really made me miss simplistic fun games.

Demon Throttle by Doinksoft is exclusive to Nintendo Switch. Available as a physical only release through Special Reserve Games, Demon Throttle will be a complete package including a game manual. The manual includes the aforementioned Doinksoft code. Entering the code at Demon Throttle’s menu will provide beneficial unlocks. I would’ve died 10x more if it wasn’t for the code.

The original batch of pre-orders sold out, but the second run is available now. If you’re interested, secure your copy ASAP!

https://specialreservegames.com/games/demon-throttle/

Oz plays Rocket League and is very bad at it, but at least he tries. As long as there are games to talk about, he's in his happy place.

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