Out at midnight: Become your own worst enemy in Don't Shoot Yourself!

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Out at midnight: Become your own worst enemy in Don't Shoot Yourself!

Silverware Games's Don't Shoot Yourself! is bold in title, concept, and presentation. We said the same thing upon spotting this unique shooter a month ago.

Now, though, it's time to find out if its dev has delivered on its promise, for it will be available in the UK and US App Stores at midnight tonight.

If you simply can't wait that long for its App Store launch, mind, you can try out the Don't Shoot Yourself! web demo right now.

Don't Shoot Yourself! is almost the quintessential bullet-hell shooter. Having said that, there aren't any enemies to take on here. Instead, it's all about dodging the bullets that you fire out of your, ahem, back end.

These bullets will then bounce off the walls of the level, and usually whizz back at you and fade away. You have to avoid being hit for an allotted time. By doing so, you unlock more levels and earn three stars.

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Each of the levels in Don't Shoot Yourself! boasts different shapes. So, the manner in which the bullets bounce and the amount of room in which there is to dodge are determined by the angles of the walls.

You may think that staying still (and, therefore, only moving when necessary) is a viable strategy. You'd be wrong. If you remain stationary, the timer rewinds very quickly, forcing you to endure the bulletstorm for even longer.

If you're up to the bullet-hell challenge, Don't Shoot Yourself! appears to be a well-presented and engaging game. Designed for gaming masochists, mind.

Chris Priestman
Chris Priestman
Anything eccentric, macabre, or just plain weird, is what Chris is all about. He turns the spotlight on the games that fly under the radar.