PixelJunk Sidescroller Simulates The Look Of An Old CRT In Order To Give Itself A Retro Feel.

The old-school space blaster is based on the secret Road To Dawn bonus stage in PixelJunk Shooter 2.

"I really can't emphasise enough how really, really good old school fun SideScroller has turned out to be," president and gaffer Dylan Cuthbert wrote on the PlayStation Blog.

Hilariously the plot is supposed to symbolise the protagonist from PixelJunk Shooter playing video games on his old computer console after the conclusion of the previous game. Amazing.

"Some people reckon PixelJunk games are a little tough, and well.. yes, they are a little because I think games should be a challenge," Cuthbert explained.

"However, what we've done this time is scattered loads of checkpoints so even if you do die you'll restart really close, and we also give you the option to downgrade your difficulty setting if you get a Game Over too. We've created four difficulty levels so everyone is catered for."

Thank goodness for that Cuthbert. We'll never get irritated at a game's difficulty if the checkpointing is great and the reloads are fast.

For more information check out the PlayStation Blog.