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Here and Now Indie: Hero Core

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Let’s face it: Your monochromatic game diet as of late has been abysmal. The cure? Hero Core, a black-and-white shooter that marries simplistic graphics to fantastic shmup gameplay. As the dinky rocketeer Flip Hero, you’ll explore a massive Metroidvania-style space station, encountering some reflex-testing bullet walls along the way. Incredibly, the game’s layout is completely up to you--but good luck taking on the game’s final boss right out of the gate. It’s the kind of engrossing indie game that reminds us that great things can come in visually stark packages.

We want to make your Saturdays better, and the best way to do that is recommend a great, easy-to-acquire indie game. If you’re looking for something fun to play, Here and Now Indie marks the end of your search.

Lucas Sullivan is the former US Managing Editor of GamesRadar+. Lucas spent seven years working for GR, starting as an Associate Editor in 2012 before climbing the ranks. He left us in 2019 to pursue a career path on the other side of the fence, joining 2K Games as a Global Content Manager. Lucas doesn't get to write about games like Borderlands and Mafia anymore, but he does get to help make and market them.