Space Grunts 2 is a continuation of the original Space Grunts, which came out in 2016. We know that it sounds pretty obvious, but even though the two games are similar in many ways – having the same pixelated art style, set in the same universe, being of the same roguelike nature – there’s one major element that sets them apart: Space Grunts 2 is a card-based game. Check out its trailer below to see what it's about:

In the first game, you’d traverse a series of dungeons in a turn-based manner while fending off enemies with one of the 3 guns you have at your disposal. That meant you had to anticipate where enemies would be and strategically plan when to shoot and when to move.

Space Grunts 2, on the other hand, takes a completely different approach. As you can see in the trailer we’ve included above, every time you encounter a hostile unit, rather than straight up shooting them, you will be playing cards against them instead.

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Instead of blasting aliens to oblivion, you'll engage them in card battles

After every run, you’ll unlock more cards for your deck, which helps add variety to the gameplay. Some of these cards can unleash AoE spells damaging all enemies caught, while others can be used to active machines or open doors so you can avoid the confrontation to begin with. Hopefully, this will open up a new layer of strategy to the experience.

You are also encouraged to explore each and every stage instead of just rushing straight to the exit as fast as you can. Taking your time to wander off the beaten path can lead you to secret passages that contain rare and powerful cards, making your adventure that much easier.

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Exploring can lead you to hidden secrets

Space Grunts 2 is currently up for purchase on the App Store. It is a premium app priced at $3.99 (Rs 280).