Supermarket Shriek A Simple Concept Thats Weirdly Addictive - Video

Supermarket Shriek, A Simple Concept That’s Weirdly Addictive - Video

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Dan Webb

I’ve played a game with a goat before and I’ve played a game with a man, but never with a man and a goat together… and most certainly not with both of them in a shopping trolley. An actual shopping trolley.

That in a nutshell is Supermarket Shriek (Shriek, Sweep… get it?), a game that only has two inputs that will take a moment to understand but take an age to master. Basically, all you need to understand how Supermarket Shriek works is this: the left trigger (or L2 on the PS4) turns you left, and the right trigger (R2 on the PS4) turns you right. Press them together and you go forward. Let go of both of them and you come to a stop. It’s that simple. The thing is, it may sound simple, but putting that into practice, doing 180-degree turns, avoiding large swinging axes, picking up objects, racing across thin walkways, etc., it’s actually a lot harder than it sounds.

The concept of Supermarket Shriek is rather simple: get your shopping trolley (with a man and goat in it) from the start to the finish line. Sometimes there’ll be pressure plates to activate and obstacles to overcome along the way, other times there’ll be objects you need to pick up before you head for the checkout. Shopping has never been more treacherous.

Supermarket Shriek is actually one of those weirdly addictive games. It’s so pick up and play, and the levels are super short, it instills in you that ‘just one more go’ attitude and sinks its hooks in early on. We only spent probably 20-30 minutes sat down playing it recently and a good chunk of that was us trying to shave seconds off our times to get that three-star reward.

And if you suck at Supermarket Shriek – because it’s not actually as easy as it sounds – you can actually make things harder for yourself, naturally, by playing in local co-op with a friend, where you control one of the directions control and they control the other, meaning teamwork is necessary. Cue Overcooked levels of rage all over again!

And that’s it, Supermarket Shriek, a simple concept that’s weirdly addictive to play. Other than you seeing it in action, there’s only one more thing that’s left to say… “Next time you’re at the checkout and you hear the beep, just imagine the fun you could be having on Supermarket Shriek…”

Supermarket Shriek is heading to Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch in 2019.

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  • So this is what it has come to know? What should essentially be a mobile game is getting released on a 4k console and there is an article about it. I agree with the fun part but do we really need a one x or one s to play and appreciate it?
  • Remember, when you hear the beep, think of the fun you could be having on SUPERMARKET SWEEP.
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