There’s nothing like the smell of hot coffee and the sweet melodies of chirping birds in the morning. Unless of course, you’re Rise & Shine’s protagonist in which case you’d probably rather wake up to the smell of pistol smoke and the sound of an alarm clock getting blasted off your bedside locker.
Originally released on Xbox One and PC with a follow-up port for PlayStation 4, Rise & Shine has now made its way onto Nintendo Switch. The game sees you play as a young character named Rise who is armed with a sacred firearm called Shine. Together they must fight back against an alien invasion.
The vibrant title from developer Super Awesome Hyper Dimensional Mega Team plays out on a 2D plane mixing classic run-and-gun action with elements that would be common within the bullet hell genre. The hip-hop characteristics of Rise mixed with the stubborn look in the eye situated behind the Shine’s barrel makes the duo come across as somewhat charming as they blast their way through wave after wave of enemies and enormous bosses.
Rise & Shine is available now on Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. You can check out our review to find out what this cute little shooter has on offer.