On Stream:https://store.steampowered.com/app/737890/Catastronauts/

About This Game

Gather your friends and join the illustrious Space Fleet in this fast-paced party game!

Can you deal with unrelenting disaster and hold your ship together long enough to destroy the enemy invaders? Repair systems, extinguish fires, arm the torpedoes, avoid deadly solar flares, destroy your friends and clone them back again; it’s all in the life of a Catastronaut!

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Local Co-op
Captain the ship alone or with friends as a team of 2-4 and become the crew of a spaceship that must hold together in the face of enemy fire – teamwork is essential for success!

The Ultimate Party Game
Jump in and play instantly without learning complicated controls – anyone can be a Catastronaut! However, not everybody can survive the challenges of space…
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP or later
    • Processor: Intel Core2 Duo E6750 | AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core or equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GT 740 | Radeon HD 5770 or equivalent
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Controllers are strongly recommended
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CJKatz

Posted: September 28, 2018
I have played the first 6 levels over the past hour in 2 player mode. The obvious comparison to Overcooked (which is one of my favorite local co-op games) and FTL are pretty spot on. I also saw hints of Star Command as well, but that may be more theme than anything considering it is more of an RTS game rather than direct control. The frenetic energy of Overcooked is still here and the game quickly adds new mechanics in the first few levels to add extra depth.

Overall my impression is that Catastronauts is a great game and well worth buying at full price. I plan on updating this review once I’ve seen the entire game. I wasn’t given this game for free, just another player who is eager for good local co-op experiences.

arq

Posted: September 29, 2018
It’s Overcooked meets Faster Than Light or Space Alert the board game. Juggle between using offensive guns, fixing your ship, putting down fires, melting frozen doors, throwing bombs away and shouting to your partner(s) to do their part.

I probably like this even more than Overcooked 1/2. Both harder and more complex than either of the cooking games. Has even more co-op elements: Missiles can be launched only with two people, you must resurrect dying partners via medical station (cloning chamber?) and some other activities can only be completed with two or more. And levels are not just fixed time limits – ability to fail due to ship blowing up or all players dying adds more tension.

The whole package just seems very polished, there are no fiddly controls or cheap looking UI-elements.

The only negative thing right now is the lack of information regarding star requirements. Is the completion time only thing that matters? And how much faster I need to be for better score?

skinny bones jones

Posted: September 30, 2018
A very fun couch co-op game.

The comparison to Overcooked is inevitable, but it has its own take on the genre and adds enough new and tense situations to stand on its own. If I were to nitpick I would have liked some clarity on how to achieve top star rankings for each level, as right now we are left guessing and to keep aiming for better completion times, but I hope the developers continue to work with this formula, and I would love to see some additional content or DLC.

Satch

Posted: October 13, 2018
Overcooked in space, with toolkits and torpedoes instead of sausages and saucepans. A very fun game. There was a good variety of mechanics thrown into the mix to keep things interesting.

A few reviews have mentioned that it’s too difficult for two players; we were able to complete the whole game (in around 4 hours) without too much difficulty, although the final level was a bit of a challenge. That being said, we’re not sure how possible it would be to 3-star every level with only 2 players. For context, we’ve each spent ~50 hours across Overcooked 1 and 2.

We would like to see a game mode in which the star rating/score is determined by the ship’s condition, rather than the time taken to complete the level. We found it much more satisfying to complete the level with the ship in good condition, rather than succeeding in meeting an arbitrary time frame while three quarters of the ship was engulfed in flames.

A few quality of life improvements would be nice, such as a clearer (perhaps colour coded) way to see which levels have been completed in the hub (and with what rating), and also an indication of what time is required for each star rating. It would also be nice if there was a volume slider for dialogue, because the cartoony babbling can get a bit old quite quickly.

The giant lasers seemed a little bit buggy at times, where it seemed that players could die shortly after the laser had disappeared, despite the lack of visual indication. There were also a couple of levels where attaching a battery to a gun would get you stuck in the corner, but this was easy to work around.

Also, while it didn’t affect our enjoyment of the game, an online co-op option would be nice for people who don’t have someone that they can play with locally.

Definitely worth a look for fans of Overcooked.

rikkuness

Posted: October 8, 2018
Great party game, a lot of hectic good fun. Very quickly gets quite challenging, but never impossible.

nop;

Posted: September 29, 2018
Only a short ways in, but as others have said, Overcooked in Space. Great couch Co-Op, interactivity and reliance on teammates seems to increase as the game progresses.

This is top 10 cooperative game material. Love it!

IAN

Posted: October 8, 2018
Overall a fun but tough zany co-op time management game!

Wife and I have played through most of the levels with just two players, can be tough but we have never gotten stuck for long (although I don’t know if it is possible to 3 star every level with just two people!).

Would highly recommend for people who like games like Overcooked or Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime and have some friends to play with.

Inconmon

Posted: October 13, 2018
Pro:
– Overcooked with laser guns
– Great coop fun
– Highly recommended and lookin forward to expansion content

Con:
– Doesn’t tell you target for getting stars (hint: its all based on time to complete!)
– Some levels are annoying and unfun (like overcooked)
– Very few levels, prepare to complete it in under 4 hours

Kane

Posted: October 22, 2018
Extremely fun ‘on the coutch co-op experiance’. Really in depth micro management where working together is key. You could call this a spiritual successor to FTL. What a shame this game doesnt support online co-op. Still well worth the price. Works fine with a xbox controller.

Ish311

Posted: September 30, 2018
If you have 4 people this is a fun game. short but fun. 3 is challenging and 2 is impossible.

fire extinguishers have this annoying habit of being on fire…….

parsc works reasonably well if the host has a good solid internet connection