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Steam Tip: Not a Hero brings OlliOlli's pixel-perfect precision to the arcade shooter

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Steam Tip: Not a Hero brings OlliOlli's pixel-perfect precision to the arcade shooter
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Not a Hero might not immediately seem like the next game from the guys behind indie skateboarding sim OlliOlli.

This is a gory shooter, with a darkly nihilistic streak running through its veins (but with a cheeky, cartoon exterior - like a clown brandishing a flamethrower).

The game's all about committing heinous acts of violence, in service to wannabe world-leader Bunnylord, who hopes to get votes by murdering gangsters and criminals.

So you'll slide through levels, gun down crooks, turn baddies to red mush, and shout swear words in a Glasgow accent. All in all, it's a bit like a side-scrolling, happy-go-lucky twist on Hotline Miami.

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But when you start hitting harder levels, and start trying to go for those sub goals, the links to Roll7's dangerously difficultly skater sim become clear.

Finishing a mission in a set time or racking up kill streaks requires awesome timing, a good memory for level layouts, and frenetic fingers. If you don't make judicious use of timing, critical hits, execution moves, special weapons and ammo, and cover, you'll be a splattered puddle of blood, oozing into the floor tiles.

It's not quite as clever as OlliOlli, and the humour - bawdy and grungy - can be a little hit or miss. And it can start to feel a little monotonous after gunning down your millionth goon.

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But you can't argue that it's not fearsomely frenetic and pin-sharp, and when it's at its best, trying to chart a perfect course through the messy, gory, chaos of a level is as thrilling as nailing a run in that indie skateboarding game.

Not a Hero is on Steam right now, exclusively for PC, and will cost ya £9.99.). All hail Bunnylord.