-Gun Mayhem is a multiplayer 2-D platform shooter. The objective of the game is not kill the enemy by depleting their health, but by throwing the enemy off the stage. This concept is akin to the Super Smash Bros mechanics.The game is innovative, and is quite fun to play.
In order to throw a player out of the screen one must position himself, through jumps and platform drops, in a way that the opponent cannot fire him first, since there is a delay between the time a shot is fired and the time a player is hit, this makes for very interesting gameplay. Players can pick up weapons and upgrades that randomly fall on the screen and add something to the gameplay. Additionally, players start with bombs, which are dropped on the spot, and provide huge knockback to players standing by.The graphics of the game are decent for a pixel art game, the characters are simply drawn and come in a wide variety, the player’s avatar is customisable, which is a plus. The backgrounds deserve complements, they are drawn in an naive artistic style, they realistically simulate parallax (the effect of distance through point of view motion) and are definitely the strong point of the graphics. The GUI is weird, but the icons are nicely drawn.