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It takes two thumbsticks to Tango Fiesta, a shooter inspired by your favorite '80s movies

S. Prell, @SamPrell

Grab your boomstick, die hard terminators. Tango Fiesta, a game that invites players to blast their way through the "true stories" behind some of the biggest '80s action films, is coming your way. Featuring characters parodying Commando, Predator, Army of Darkness, Robocop and more, the game is a top-down, twin-stick shooter from developer Spilt Milk Studios and publisher Mastertronic.

Up to four players can attempt to out-Rambo one another as they tear through enemies with various lethal weapons; an associated press release boasts assault rifles, shotguns, grenade launchers and "sonic electronic ball breakers" among the game's instruments of destruction. Provided the CIA hasn't got you pushing too many pencils, we're sure you'll be able to handle them well.

Tango Fiesta will make big trouble in little screens (or whatever size screen you've got your computer hooked up to) via Steam Early Access on June 4. Stick around.
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London- 14th May, 2014 – In a world where evil always gets a free ride, where the innocent call out for a true hero, and real action heroes are a dying breed - Spilt Milk Studios and Mastertronic join forces to bring Tango Fiesta soon to Steam Early Access!

Tango Fiesta is a top-down co-operative two stick shooter for up to 4 players, where the wacky, frenetic, comical, over-the-top, cheese-fuelled action of your favourite 80's action movies becomes reality. Gamers across the globe take control of John Strong - the original hero's hero - as you and three friends shoot, blast, brawl, dodge roll, upgrade, unlock, smash and puntastic one-liner your way through the true stories behind all of the greatest 80's action classics in this endless (and endlessly entertaining) arcade action 'rogue-lite'.

Be prepared to adapt your tactics as you choose your favourite characters, and equip them with the most explosive firepower this side of Arnie's biceps. Choose from a wide range of recognisable and scenery-chewing weaponry! We got assault rifles, shotguns, grenade launchers, we got sonic electronic ball breakers! We got uzi's, we got knives, sharp sticks...* the forces of evil need terminating and we give you the right tools for the job!

*We don't have any sharp sticks... yet.

With the Early Access version, players are invited to supply feedback to the developers and help direct the focus of future updates, ranging from new heroes, weapons and worlds to vehicles and bosses.

Andrew J Smith, founder of Spilt Milk Studios, says, "There are so many classic moments of satire, outrageous violence and quotable dialogue in all our favourite 80's action flicks and we're making Tango Fiesta the ultimate love letter to every last one of them. We can't wait to see what the fans think!"

Andy Payne, CEO of Mastertronic, adds "I've got a feeling that once fans get hold of this the going will get tough, but we know Tango Fiesta fans will get going."

Tango Fiesta is coming soon on Steam Early Access and Get Games for PC and Mac.

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