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Compared to VS. Not a review!

Similarity Scale

Percentage of possible points earned scored -1 to 1 in tenths in 60 categories

Genre Controls Modes Progress Builds Stages Content Aesthetic Vibe

Dev Scores Submitted via Score Card (Upcoming, Unreviewed)

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They'll be moved up top after I've checked it all over and adjusted the feature scores to be in line with how other games are scored.


Need for Cheese

EA Free Available

Different: A lot is similar but the game goes through dungeons instead of waves and plays more like an ARPG according to the devs. Note: Feature comparison score reported based on dev submitted scorecard.

Bullet Heaven Dungeon Crawler Hack and Slash Mowing Game Roguelite Single Stick Shooter Top Down or Isometric Twin Stick Shooter Wave Survival
- Combined Ranking Score
-/72 Ranking Position
-/1600 Total Points
- Final Review
-% Steam
- Scale
- Vibes
0 Steam Reviews
-/400 Review Points
5.9 Similarity Score
79% Diagnosis:
951/1200 Comparison Points
77% Genre 4.3/8 genre
29% Simple Controls -3/7 move
76% Survival Modes 2.1/4 modes
91% Power Progression 3.3/4 level
99% Buildcrafting Depth 4.9/5 build
93% Stage Features 6/7 stage
90% Content Breadth 7.2/9 stuff
81% Aesthetics 3.7/6 style
85% Gameplay Vibe Check 6.9/10 vibe vibe

Need for Cheese Ranking Notes

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Scaling and Review Notes

Every game ranked was played, but also scaled based on research, talking to developers & your feedback. The priority with the scale's initial design was to compare similarity on relatively objective features - so it doesn't claim to include reviews of the depth and clarity you'd get at a games journalism site, nor the intensive time played you might get from player reviews on steam. We try to incorporate and link all of that along with a 'review scale' that checks for bugs. See the heatmap and breakdown! Time played noted so you can take any notes with a big grain of salt! I can't get to high level gameplay in 850+ games so I heavily research every game. Over 80 game creators let me interview or survey them! I Hope to go back and refine. Please argue or submit your own scores and reviews to be incorporated with credit into the notes and score numbers.

Added or last checked on 11/1/2023

Scale scoring from scorecard submitted by Developer. Once evaluated after a couple hours play and some research, will be adjusted and moved up into the ranking proper.

A game we checked out for being in the Steam Bullet Heaven fest - not a survivors-like but some similar features!

Dev Convo: "We plan on having endgame game modes, one which will be a wavelike (similar to Brotato model i.e.) where you defeat waves and choose upgrades for each one, and another which will be more roguelite (similar to hades i.e.) where you go through limited or endless strain of dungeons. In both you choose upgrades which work only in that specific run - but they add up and count on top of your char's build which you already have."

"So imagine if you played Diablo to a certain degree, lets say lvl 75. Then the endgame unlocks, and you can play a bullet heaven / survivor like game with that character over and over again, and unlock new stuff."

Need for Cheese Similarity Scale Heatmap

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Measured in 60 categories via likert-scale style options -1 to 1 in tenths, how does this game compare to Vampire Survivors. This allows 1200 total "points". It's easier to have a point of comparison and we just picked Vampire Survivors since it's the most popular and commonly referenced game in the subgenre. For detailed methodology read the explainer. For in depth examples at score value, see the scoring guide and for term definitions see the key.

5.9 Similarity Score
79% Diagnosis:
951/1200 Comparison Points
Rogue-lite 0.5/1
Auto-Fire / Auto-Battle 0/1
Real Time 1/1
Top Down or Isometric 1/1
Direct Control of Single Avatar 1/1
Arcade Style 0.3/1
Bullet Heaven A (Many Player Bullets) 0.8/1
Bullet Heaven B (Few Enemy Bullets) -0.3/1
One Handed Play (w Controller) -0.5/1
Move Only 0/1
No Dash -0.5/1
No Trigger -0.5/1
No Special Move -0.5/1
No Aiming -0.5/1
No On-Aim / On-Fire Movement Penalty -0.5/1
Timed / Boss Ended Survival 0.5/1
Endless Mode 0.5/1
Organic / Unannounced Waves 0.5/1
High Enemy Count (Horde) 0.6/1
Level Up on XP Gain Event 0.3/1
Streamlined Level Choices (Simple UI) 1/1
Currency Based Meta Unlocks 1/1
Goal Based Meta Unlocks 1/1
Build Crafting 1/1
Weapon Combination / "Evolution" 1/1
Interesting Item / Weapon / Ability Synergy 1/1
Broken / Invincible Builds Possible 0.9/1
Explorable Map 1/1
BIG Maps 0.7/1
XP on Ground 0.7/1
Health on Ground 0.8/1
Temp Powerups / Items on Ground 0.8/1
Treasure Chests and/or Loot Events 1/1
Vendor / Merchant on Run 1/1
Enemy Variety 1/1
Bosses / Elites 1/1
Many Interesting Characters 0.8/1
Many Challenges 0.8/1
Multiple Stages 0.8/1
Difficulty Modifiers 0.8/1
Bestiary / Lore 0.9/1
Achievements 0.6/1
Secrets 0.5/1
Retro / Pixel Art 0.5/1
Damage Numbers 0.9/1
Lofi Charm 0.3/1
Bumpin Music 0.9/1
Fun Writing 0.7/1
Subtle Humor 0.4/1
Panic & Zen Duo Vibe 0.7/1
Over the Top 0.4/1
"One More Run" / Short Runs 0.7/1
Difficulty Ramp 0.8/1
Fun Ramp 0.8/1
Low Price 0.5/1
Technical Check 0.8/1
Controls Check 1/1
Fun Check 0.8/1
Feels like VS 0.1/1

Need for Cheese Tag Cloud

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More sortable taxonomies and categories associated with the game (genre tags are available in the main game table line!) We've just started adding tags to enable more sorting options, this section will get more filled out as we go!

Release Tags

Steam DeckWindows PCEAFree Available

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Genre and Control Style Tags

Bullet HeavenDungeon CrawlerHack and SlashMowing GameRogueliteSingle Stick ShooterTop Down or IsometricTwin Stick ShooterWave Survival

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Features and Extras

SoundtrackSteam AchievementsSteam Cloud


Green Goo Games

Game Features

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Listing various features we've got info on.


  • Local: No
  • Online: No
  • Player Count: 1
  • Leaderboards: ?

Steam Features

  • Steam Cloud: Yes
  • Steam Achievements: 100
  • Steam Leaderboards: No
  • Steam Workshop: No
  • Steam Trading Cards: No

Extras, Etc.

  • NSFW: No
  • Demo Available: Yes
  • DLC Available: No
  • Soundtrack Available: Steam YouTube

Marketing Blurb

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Some description of the game and its features from the creators.

"Crawl through countless dungeons, fighting hordes of monsters in this unique, fast-paced Action RPG. Class-up, mutate, and survive as you loot, shoot, upgrade, and repeat. Descend into the depths of a strange and dark world filled with mysteries and uncover its secrets"

Run Times & Speedups

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Average Run Time: 30m

Run Time Notes

Quotes from Dev convo: "Our game plays like an arpg , or diablo-like.. (so upgrading your character leveling up is your metaprogression) - so if we count dungeons as a single run then depending on the difficulty they last around 15-30 minutes"

Speed Settings