I tried it the other night (in single player mode, because I have no friends
) and it looks to be on its way to being a great game! Graphics and sound are very classy considering the 'retro' constraints, and the combination of Gauntlet and Bomberman is inspired!
I wasn't able to exit the first level though. Is there something I'm missing?
Gameplay is pretty slick so far, but it did feel a little awkward having to use a weapon that's only really effective when running away against crowds of enemies that you're expected to attack head-on. In particular, the monster generators seemed unnecessarily difficult to destroy -- monsters spawned as fast as I could kill them, and it takes a lot of hits before the generator is dead. Perhaps the levels could be more Bomberman-like, complete with destroyable walls, so it's possible to 'tunnel' your way to a generator instead of wading through a Gauntlet-style crowd of enemies surrounding it?
I'm looking forward to the final version!