Manufacture 43, a French indie developer, have released their retro-styled shoot’em up, Pawarumi, on Xbox One and Nintendo Switch priced at £13.49. The game offers strategic appeal, requiring lightning-fast reflexes, forethought, and precision hand-to-eye coordination. Pawarumi delivers a mammoth sense of accomplishment when successful.
Best described as Rock-Paper-Scissors with lasers, Pawarumi is set in a 3D futuristic, yet pre-Columbian, inspired universe. In the game, players utilise a powerful mechanic called the Trinity. With this the three basic weapons are controlled by coloured divinities – Condor (laser) is blue, Serpent (Gatling gun) is green and Jaguar (missiles) is red.
Watch the Pawarumi launch trailer below:
Each enemy in the game is powered by the same divinities. If players target them with any colour, one of the three bonuses of the Trinity comes into effect – Boost, Drain or Crush – depending on the colour combination. Mastering them opens up tactical possibilities.
Daniel Borges, Manufacture 43, “Today is the day gamers all around the globe will finally get to enjoy and master the powers of our Trinity Mechanic. By carefully healing, charging their super attack and crushing enemies, I sincerely hope to see players climb up the leaderboards and show us scores we never expected!”
View some Pawarumi screenshots in our gallery:
“Three years have passed since we started thinking about making a simple shoot’em up. Quickly we started dreaming of a more epic and stunning game. We set a plan in motion that yielded today’s original, tactical and very surprising experience that is Pawarumi. I’m very proud of it.”
Read our Pawarumi review to see what we thought of the game.