What Hotline Miami really nailed was a quick-paced, do-or-die top-down action experience with the sort of visceral lethality the more dedicated crowd could appreciate. What Mr. Shifty offers is a tad different; it’s a more open and spacious killing floor than perhaps was seen before. The decidedly more comic book-looking aesthetic helps the fast-paced over-the-top action and even the plethora of corpses that are sure to follow. It’s a good thing players can move at such instantaneous pace in the game because they’re going to need it to change those kills together and survive the room.
See the launch trailer for Mr. Shifty below. Mr. Shifty is now on Steam and Nintendo Switch.