Super Hydorah PS4 Review

Hello everybody, Shaun Meyers here to share my thoughts on the PS4 version of Super Hydorah by Locomalito and Abylight Studios.

Disclaimer: I received a copy of the game from the publisher for review purposes. Like all of my reviews, however, this has no effect on my thoughts and experiences with the game.

Super Hydorah is a side-scrolling space shoot ‘em up game that puts you in control of a space ship as you travel to various planets to destroy an invading alien force.

One thing I will say about this game is that it is incredibly challenging. You will die, a lot. It requires some incredibly precise movement and dodging ability to come out the victor of each level. You’re given 3 lives to start with and if you die during a section or boss battle, you will need to start either from the beginning again, which only adds to the difficulty of the game.

The game features a wide range of different levels (21 in total with 35 sub levels) each with it’s own unique enemies, and hazards. With each level you complete, you unlock new weapons to utilize during a level. You can also mix and match weapons to create your own personal build.

Keep in mind that bullets aren’t the only thing that can kill you during a level. There’s hazardous planets, falling debris and a whole heap of other things that can easily take out your ship. Also, running into the ground will kill you instantly as well, so you’ll need to watch out for that too. It requires a great deal of multitasking to keep track of everything going on and truth be told, I’m not the greatest at doing so.

One thing that I really liked about this game is it’s soundtrack. It was created by Gryzor87 and they did an amazing job creating an 80’s – 90’s inspired soundtrack that really fit the game well.

I’m also pretty fond of the game’s art style as well, which looked very crisp and you could see a lot of detail in the pixel art.

Overall, Super Hydorah has easily been one of the most difficult shoot ‘em ups that I’ve played in a long time. The butter smooth controls make the game feel easy but it’s anything but. It’s a game that will eventually make you want to rip your hair out but oddly enough, it makes you want to continue playing and when you do finally complete the levels, you get a huge feeling of accomplishment.

If you’re a fan of classic shoot ‘em ups then you’ll have a great deal of fun with this game because it hearkens back to the best of the genre.

Thanks a lot for taking the time to read the review folks. I’ll be back with my next review soon, until then, happy gaming folks!

Shaun Meyers out!

Super Hydorah


Replay Value








Game Quality


Features of Interest

  • Challenging Gameplay
  • Great Pixel Art
  • Great Soundtrack
  • Lots of Enemies and Levels
  • Non-Linear In Nature

Worth Mentioning

  • May Be Too Difficult For Some
  • Can Be Pretty Rage Inducing At Times
  • It's Pretty Unforgiving
  • Death Means Restart
  • You Lose Your Score If You Run Out Of Lives

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