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Sin & Punishment: Star Successor super review

A little slice of bullet hell


  • Great combo-based
  • arcade-like shooting
  • Empowering abilities
  • like missile-kicking
  • Some pretty groovy music underneath it all


  • Initially super hard
  • then almost too easy
  • Both players onscreen would've been nice
  • Let a man name his profile Fart
  • yeesh

You know all those “bullet hell” shoot ‘em ups that insist on cramming as many projectiles on the screen as possible? The kind that seem to require a superhuman level of hand-eye coordination to survive? Sin & Punishment is the accessible, tough-but-not-impossible version of the genre, tossing endless amounts of lasers, missiles and rocket-breathing monstrosities in your face, albeit in a manageable, less rage-quitty kind of way.

That said, this still sums up most of the game:

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DescriptionA bullet hell shooter that’s just sane enough for anyone to enjoy. The action is nonstop but manageable, and the bosses are freakish and challenging enough to warrant a few repeat plays just to figure out how to totally destroy them the next time around.
US censor rating"Teen"
UK censor rating"12+"
Alternative names"Sin and Punishment 2"
Release date1 January 1970 (US), 1 January 1970 (UK)