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Super Crate Box

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Android
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iPhone
71
4.0

User Reviews

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Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
Android 2 3.1
Commodore 64 Awaiting 1 votes...
iPad 1 4.0
iPhone 1 4.0
Macintosh 1 4.0
Ouya Awaiting 1 votes...
PS Vita 1 4.0
Windows 5 3.8
Combined MobyScore 11 3.7


The Press Says

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100
iPhoneTouch Arcade
People in general are really responding to Super Crate Box, and our community digs it. I love it. Its high-octane play married with its no-frills, arcade game design keeps me collecting crates and blasting enemies into delightful little pieces of monster. I'm thinking it'll grab you, too.
100
iPadTouch Arcade
People in general are really responding to Super Crate Box, and our community digs it. I love it. Its high-octane play married with its no-frills, arcade game design keeps me collecting crates and blasting enemies into delightful little pieces of monster. I'm thinking it'll grab you, too.
91
WindowsThe A.V. Club
It’s something of a tradition to put “Super” at the start of a platformer’s name, but it’s a bit deceiving in the case of Super Crate Box—this is more original Mario Bros than Super Mario Bros. The action takes place on a single screen, with enemies falling from the top and becoming more powerful if they make it to the bottom. Your goal is to collect crates scattered throughout the level; each gives you a random new weapon for fighting off the monsters, from bazookas to mines and laser rifles. Each weapon behaves differently enough that Super Crate Box constantly offers the interesting choice of clearing the screen of baddies or making a beeline for the next crate. The pace is manic, the ’70s action-movie vibe is charming, and the game’s extreme difficulty is balanced by the ease with which you can start a new game. Just hope you don’t get the dual pistols when you’re in a tight spot…
90
iPad148apps
Vlambeer deserve credit for making a fantastic game, and along with Halfbot, they deserve a ton of credit for making this a shining example of how to bring this kind of game to mobile properly. Even after all the weapons were unlocked, I still found myself chasing after the unlockable characters and modes that require superhuman-level performances in order to succeed. This sets a high bar for other iOS releases to try and match this year.
90
iPadEurogamer.net (UK)
Super Crate Box may not be new, then, but on iOS it's not to be missed. This belongs up there with Drop7, Solipskier and SpellTower as an example of the very best that the App Store offers. It's endlessly cheerful, and cheerfully deadly, and it's the perfect digital companion for the month of January, with its frosty clarity and new years' resolutions. Here is a piece of design that offers a path to true mastery through careful practice. Here is a game that provides unceasing opportunities for self-improvement.
90
WindowsSoftonic
Vecchio stile e super pixelloso, Super Crate Box è un avvincentissimo shooter a schermata fissa come non ne fanno più da tempo, forse da troppo. Ed evidentemente se ne sente la mancanza, visto che è irresistibile.
90
WindowsSoftonic
Wie es sich für ein waschechtes Arcade-Spiel gehört, so zählt auch in Super Crate Box nur der Highscore. Ist man einmal von diesem Fieber gepackt, dann verbringt man Stunden vor dem Bildschirm – immer auf der Jagd nach einer noch höheren Punktzahl.
90
iPhoneSoftonic
The simplicity of Super Crate Box is what makes it so addictive. Trial and error are the main strategies because the random spawning of enemies is not timed or predictable. Super Crate Box is excellent because it follows the core gameplay of old school games.
90
MacintoshSoftonic
Super Crate Box achieves its aim of making a compelling game that's fast paced, exciting and cool. The great chip-tune soundtrack is the icing on this retro cake.
90
WindowsSoftonic
Super Crate Box achieves its aim of making a compelling game that's fast paced, exciting and cool. The great chip-tune soundtrack is the icing on this retro cake.
80
iPadPocket Gamer UK
Super Crate Box is a stark and challenging indie game shot through with humour and care.
80
iPhonePocket Gamer UK
Super Crate Box is a stark and challenging indie game shot through with humour and care.
70
WindowsSoftonic
Cada nuevo videojuego supera al anterior en calidad gráfica, con imágenes en alta definición e inclus 3D. Pero juegos como Super Crate Box demuestran que lo de verdad importa es que te lo pases bien. En Super Crate Box deberás sobrevivir a la invasión alienígena en un escenario que te recordará a clásicos de los 80 donde el píxel era el rey. Super Crate Box consiste en aguantar vivo y aniquilar a tus enemigos a base de recoger cajas con armas. Tendrás pistolas, rifles, escopetas e incluso bazookas y lanzallamas.
70
iPhoneMetro.co.uk
But apart from the portability there's not a single reason to recommend the iOS version over the PC. And for once the smartphone version hasn't got the excuse of price to hide behind, when trying to explain why anyone would put up with such frustratingly clumsy controls.
70
iPadMetro.co.uk
But apart from the portability there's not a single reason to recommend the iOS version over the PC. And for once the smartphone version hasn't got the excuse of price to hide behind, when trying to explain why anyone would put up with such frustratingly clumsy controls.
70
iPhoneLevel 7
Det är fortfarande roligare att spela Super Crate Box på PC/Mac, men de virtuella kontrollerna går att bemästra. Det extremt simpla upplägget att samla lådor med slumpmässiga vapen medan det rusar in fiender på spelskärmen är fullt tillräckligt. Ibland är enkelhet att föredra. Det är Super Crate Box ett utmärkt exempel på. Trots kontrollen och trots att upplägget upprepas till du tröttnar på poängjakten.
70
iPadTouchGen
Super Crate Box is a fun game with excellent presentation, and a quick twitchy gameplay easy to get hooked on. There are some issues with the controls, and collision detection cramping the quality quite a bit. Still it is one of the most fun games you can play on your device at the moment.
70
iPhoneTouchGen
Super Crate Box is a fun game with excellent presentation, and a quick twitchy gameplay easy to get hooked on. There are some issues with the controls, and collision detection cramping the quality quite a bit. Still it is one of the most fun games you can play on your device at the moment.
70
iPadvideogamer.com
Super Crate Box is a darling of a game, then, hindered somewhat by the platform it's on. It's absolutely impossible to not like it, but this version is easy not to love.
70
iPhonevideogamer.com
Super Crate Box is a darling of a game, then, hindered somewhat by the platform it's on. It's absolutely impossible to not like it, but this version is easy not to love.
65
iPhoneIGN
Super Crate Box is not without its merits, and when experienced in an iCade with physical buttons the experience is sublime. Unfortunately, standard iOS play only frustrates. Virtual buttons do not mix well with high score tables and instant deaths.
50
iPhoneSlide to Play
The iOS port of Super Crate Box is finally here, but it fails to outdo its imitator in every way.
50
iPadSlide to Play
The iOS port of Super Crate Box is finally here, but it fails to outdo its imitator in every way.
40
iPhoneModojo
To be fair, the concept is OK, and the retro graphics have a cool 8-bit vibe. We just cannot muster enough excitement to care. Poor collision detection means enemies reach your character even though it seemed like you executed a high enough jump to vault over them. Meanwhile, the randomness of the weapons simply makes the game tougher than it should be. No one in his or her right mind should want to go from a flamethrower to landmines. Factor in just three stages, and Super Crate Box is a big letdown. Save your money and look elsewhere.