June 22nd, 2017

Cannons Lasers Rockets offers exactly what the title implies

cannons lasers rockets

Every now and then, I love it when game names don’t have any pretension and just state exactly what they offer. I mean, would you rather play FIFA 14 or Kicking Balls: Yet Another Annual Update? I know which one would catch my eye in a store. And now¬†Cannons Lasers Rockets is offering you cannons, lasers, and rockets.

Cannons Lasers Rockets is a multiplayer-only space dogfighter that takes place on a 2D plane. Pick one of a whole host of ships, customise it however you like, and then jump into the fray to take on other pilots. It promises simple controls but strategic depth, as well as a wide variety of maps and mission types, plus cross-platform play across PC, Mac, Linux, and those dreadful mobile devices, with a load of tournaments and challenges to capture your attention.

If nothing else, it looks rather pretty. It also heavily reminds me of an old multiplayer-only game, probably for Windows 95, that had you doing top-down 2D dogfighting. I cannot remember what it was called, and this makes me sad.

Cannons Lasers Rockets is currently seeking approval on Greenlight. Head over here to get a closer look at it and decide if it looks like it’s your sort of thing.


Tim McDonald

Tim has been playing PC games for longer than he’s willing to admit. He’s written for a number of publications, but has been with PC Invasion – in all its various incarnations – for over a decade. When not writing things about games, Tim can occasionally be found speedrunning some really terrible ones, making people angry in Dota 2, or playing something obscure and random. He’s also weirdly proud of his status as (probably) the Isle of Man’s only professional games journalist.