That's the instruction.
is what you DO in Luftrausers, and to Raus is to cartwheel clumsily through the air, simultaneously looking like a badass and a lunatic as you fling giant ballistics at other airborne breakdancers as they fire similarly ludicrous bullets back at you.
And bloody hell it's fun. Luftrausers is another Vlambeer game, a team who excel in taking small collections of mechanics, making them feel and look great, then kicking them out the door before they ever get the chance to feel overbaked - and they've nailed it with this one. Control is unwieldy but deliberate (and rewards mastery), the soundtrack is a procedurally generated chiptune Top Gun soundtrack as forced through the mind of
, and the screen rumbles and shakes with every impact and explosion in that trademark Vlambeer style.
Is it perfect? Well, nearly but not quite. In a couple of places you're left wondering whether the slowdown is a stylistic choice or a framerate issue, and many of the colour palettes you can unlock simply serve to make the game unplayable. However, one of these you soon become blind to (The game can certainly keep up with a screen full of ordnance and planes when it matters), and you can just ignore the palette swaps altogether. Luftrausers is another triumph of a game available on the PS Vita - another game along with
you can add to your lunchtime video games injection.