Retro Arcade-Inspired “Terror of Hemasaurus” Now on Xbox

A “mostly peaceful” rampage across the city.

On Friday, publisher Digerati released the retro-inspired monster destruction game Terror of Hemasaurus for Xbox consoles. The game is already available on PlayStation and PC, and a Nintendo Switch version is planned for 12 January.

Developed by Loren Lemcke (Super Blood Hockey), Terror of Hemasaurus is inspired by the arcade “smash ‘em ups” of the 1980s, especially that one… the one where you rampage through all those US cities… whatever it was called. It has a neo-retro pixel art aesthetic to match.

In Terror of Hemasaurus, up to four players can become one of four vicious kaiju as they wreak havoc in America’s major cities, destroying everything in their path. You know… “peacefully.”

Here’s the official breakdown of Terror of Hemasaurus from Digerati, followed by a brief trailer:

Play as a giant monster and wreak havoc on humanity in this retro city smash ‘em up! Punch buildings, slap helicopters, eat humans, kick cars – enjoy multiple ways to cause carnage! Satisfying arcade action and mindless destruction for up to 4-players!

Key Features:

  • MONSTERS! Hemasaurus! Clocksloth! Salamandrah! Autonomous Hemasaurus! Four terrifying (but also kind of adorable) beasts, each with their own killer moves!
  • DESTRUCTION! Explosive pixel devastation and mayhem on a monstrous scale! Reduce buildings to dust. Topple skyscrapers. Destroy everything!
  • DEATH! Hurl humans into helicopter blades! Butt slam into crowds of terrified citizens! Eat people for nourishment! Smoosh them all to save the planet!
  • STAGES! Do what the game tells you across a variety of levels! Kick cars into buildings! Rescue the cats and dogs! Total a tower in record time!
  • FRIENDS! Got buddies? Good for you! Put them to use by getting them to join you for some local co-op carnage! Up to four friends can cause terror together!

Terror of Hemasaurus is now available on Xbox, PlayStation and PC (via Steam, Epic, GOG, and other storefronts). The Nintendo Switch version is planned to release on 12 January.

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