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DescriptionSmall Arms is a hybrid of a platform and a fighting game. Played on a single-screen playing field or forced-scrolling levels filled with ledges, platforms or dynamic obstacles, characters brawl it out melee-style, similar to Super Smash Bros. The focus is on the weapons however, with two different firing modes. While fighting, the characters collect ammo, health and power-ups. Similar to Geometry Wars, there is 360-degrees aiming with the right analog stick, while the left one is used for movement.
The 8 levels are in full 3D, but with two-dimensional movement. Fights take place in a sewer, during a tornado, along a waterfall and a volcano, in a bazaar, an outhouse, or on top of a speeding train. Twelve characters are available, of which 4 need to be unlocked; each with their own abilities and weapons. There are four main single player modes: Mission Mode, Training Mode, Challenge Mode and Shooting Range. Multiplayer, both offline and online, is available for up to four players simultaneously. There are also 12 achievements and the game has been localized in 8 languages.
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TriviaSmall Arms contains a unique, viral achievement. One of the twelve achievements is called Six Degrees of Small Arms. The only way to get it is to play against someone who has already received the achievement. In the beginning, the developers were the only ones to have it, and it then started spreading.
Related Web Sites
- Small Arms (Official game website)
- Small Arms postmortem (Developers Jacob Van Wingen and Don Wurster Small Arms video postmortem, at the IGS 2007 (on Google Video))
- X360A achievement guide (X360A's achievement guide for Small Arms.)
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