An Xbox Live Indie Games favourite makes its PlayStation debut next week

Extra life.

A remastered version of Shoot 1Up, a fan favourite shooter from Mommy's Best Games which first launched on Xbox Live Indie Games over a decade ago, is coming to PlayStation 4 on February 11th.

Shoot 1Up is a shmup with a twist - instead of collecting 1Ups to use when you die, each one adds a ship which fights alongside you. Collect enough 1Ups, and you can have a total of 30 ships on screen at once - or 60 if you're playing in couch co-op.

The DX version introduces two additional levels on top of the original's eight, as well as higher resolution art and a performance boost to 4K 60fps.

Launching first on the Xbox Live Indie Games service - which allowed developers to publish and sell a game on Xbox 360 without a publisher - back in 2010, it's been released on various platforms since - including Steam in 2015, and Nintendo Switch and Xbox One last year.

We reviewed Shoot 1Up as part of a downloadable round up when it first released, with Kristan Reed giving it praise: "With a two-player co-op mode and branching paths across all five stages, it'd almost be rude for shooter aficionados not to destroy the mechanical-tentacle hybrid forces responsible for your pain."

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. For more information, go here.

Jump to comments (3)

Games in this article

About the author

Matthew Reynolds

Matthew Reynolds

Associate Editor  |  Crazyreyn

Matthew edits guides and other helpful things at When not doing that, he's out and about playing Pokémon Go or continuing to amass his amiibo collection.


You may also enjoy...

Comments (3)

Hide low-scoring comments

Buy things with globes on them

And other lovely Eurogamer merch in our official store!

Eurogamer Merch