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Jamestown: Legend of the Lost Colony is a scrolling shoot 'em up game set in an alternative 17th century on the British colony of Mars. In the game the player must fend off contesting Spaniards and indigenous Martian lifeforms in order to regain the favor of the British monarch.

The player starts with a single ship, but can unlock three more at an in-game shop. Each weapon has a different primary and secondary fire mode and universal "Vaunt mode", when Vaunt is activated the ship gains invulnerability through a shield for a couple seconds and then as long as the player keeps the ship's Vaunt meter for fully draining a multiplier for all scores gained. Money is earned by playing levels, the more points the player receives during a level, the more money is gained. The player can replay levels whenever he or she wants to earn additional money.

To progress in the story mode the player is at certain points forced to finish previous levels at a certain difficulty to advance. Aside from the story missions there are also 20 challenge missions which reuse enemies and backgrounds from the story missions but have specific challenging goals such as to survive for 5 seconds or gain a certain amount of points.

The game hovers in between conventional side-scrolling shooters and the "bullet hell", alternating between the two styles of play during levels. The game supports local 4 player cooperative multiplayer.


Jamestown: Legend of the Lost Colony Windows Queen of the lake. A pissed off version.
Jamestown: Legend of the Lost Colony Windows Why do they call him the bullet dodger?
Jamestown: Legend of the Lost Colony Windows Main menu
Jamestown: Legend of the Lost Colony Windows Select a mission

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Critic Reviews Windows Aug 21, 2011 A 100
1UP Windows Jun 20, 2011 A 100 Windows Jul 05, 2011 8 out of 10 80
Factornews Windows Jun 17, 2011 8 out of 10 80 (UK) Windows Jul 15, 2011 8 out of 10 80
Gamekult Windows Jun 21, 2011 8 out of 10 80
GamePro (US) Windows Jun 23, 2011 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GamingLives Windows Jul 02, 2011 8 out of 10 80
Destructoid Windows Jul 06, 2011 8 out of 10 80
PC Gamer Windows Aug 02, 2011 78 out of 100 78


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