Arcade Platformer Woah Dave! Announced for PS4 & PS Vita

September 26, 2014 Written by Jason Dunning

Coming to us from Choice Provisions (formerly known as Gaijin Games) is Woah Dave!, a single-screen retro arcade platformer where the goal is to kill aliens by throwing stuff at them. Releasing possibly as early as October, Woah Dave! will be available on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita, complete with cross-buy and a price that will “definitely not be more than $10.”

Heavily inspired by some of the most popular arcade games of the 1980’s, here’s the description for Woah Dave!:

The basic premise is that poor Dave has taken it upon himself to protect the city from the relentless invasion of aliens hatching from mysterious eggs that are falling from the sky. The only things in his arsenal against the creatures are the eggs themselves, as well as some menacing-looking glowing skulls and the occasional WOAH block. Once the aliens have hatched, they instinctively make their way down to the lava pit where they spring up in evolved forms, until they’ve evolved to their final form as tenacious Eye Bats.

Dave can toss the eggs at the aliens to kill them, as well as the skulls which act like bombs that explode over time. It’s like a non-stop game of hot potato where your own weapons eventually turn against you! The WOAH blocks are Dave’s savior, as they will clear the board when thrown to the floor, giving Dave a chance to make a clean sweep of the pennies left behind.

With pennies acting as your way of scoring points, Woah Dave! won’t feature traditional levels and bosses, but instead has a “sneaky progression system wherein the difficulty ramps up and the platforms change slowly over time, and in a more organic fashion.”

As well, the PS4 version of Woah Dave! will include a local multiplayer mode where you face off against a friend to collect the most coins.

[Source: PS Blog]