Astro Duel II

Whether versus or co-op, prepare to battle through space and on foot at the same time!

The top-down shooter and platformer Astro Duel II is free, for Windows and Mac, 100% free to keep, in time-limited Epic Store’s giveaway offer. Go get it! Astro Duel 2 can normally cost US$19.99!

Astro Duel II is a retro independent game where you can switch between top-down shooting and platforming, has a science fiction theme and is also a sequel to Astro Duel (2013), as one might suspect. It was developed by Wild Rooster and initially released on March 7, 2024.

Published by Wild Rooster itself and available for Windows, Mac and Switch, Astro Duel II actually presents an interesting proposal that – combined with its fast-paced gameplay and its pixel art graphics and sound effects that are reminiscent to old games – can be attractive.

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About the game

Astro Duel 2 is a sci-fi combat game combining top-down space dog fights with up-close platforming action, blurring the line between the genres. Whether versus or co-op, prepare to battle through space and on foot at the same time! Strike within the fully-destructible arenas or just nuke ‘em from orbit.

Battle through gravity and space

Pilot an elite Nano Fighter that lets you smoothly transition between space flight and ground combat. Enter gravity zones to instantly absorb your ship and switch controls to platforming action.

Choose your fighter

Pick from a roster of unique ships. Each with a different play style and advantages. Warp, Drill, Reflect – Each ship is armed with a powerful special ability. Shared traits like the ship dash make it easy to switch between styles.

Outplay your rivals

Pickup and deploy useful items including mines, shields, shotguns, and grenades. Get creative by using the fully-destructible levels to your advantage. Or just nuke them from orbit.

Guns for hire

Play solo or co-op in Bounty Mode. Fight off savage beasts and their wranglers. Purchase job intel and upgrades in the Shadow Market. Locate the elusive Data Dog?


  • Battle in Versus Mode with up to 6 players and full bot support.
  • Work together in Bounty Mode, a 1 to 3 player co-op adventure.
  • Defend or steal the safe as a team in Cash Grab, then buy equipment between rounds.
  • Use heavy cannons or lasers to annihilate threats in space, and slash or shoot as a Pilot to stop rogues on land.
  • Uncover a solar system stretched thin and ready to be exploited.
  • Directed by Rusty Moyher, creator of the original Astro Duel, Dig Dog, and co-creator of Retro Game Crunch.

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