We have already written about Super TIME Force, the latest pixelated pleasure bomb from Capybara, but I just wanted to point you right at the latest trailer, which was made for PAX and is really rather funny.
In case you accidentally didn’t read Will’s thing on the game, it’s essentially Gunstar Heroes or Contra (depending on your retro references of choice), but with a very clever little mechanic. Your sideways scrolling heroes are time travellers, and when you die, they zap back to the start of the level – and then you play alongside the ghost data of your previous attempt(s). That’s right, every time you die you make the current level a little easier for your next go, because there are your previous selves, blasting away at enemies.
As is often the case these days, Super TIME Force started out as a game jam entry that slowly developed due to the sheer force of its ingenious mechanic. Also, this trailer is good.
Super TIME Force is transporting to XBLA in early 2013.