Welcome to Gamearth, a once peaceful planet now threatened by the warmongering Space Grunts of Nexgen. In the aftermath of their devastating first strike a child named Rise is forced to take on the sacred gun Shine - and with it the fate of his world. Rise & Shine is a true "think and gun" that combines elements of arcade shooters, bullet hells, and puzzle platformers to create a new blend of strategy and viscera. Switch between Shine's add-ons to solve puzzles that redefine what bullets can do. Guide projectiles through intricate mazes, electrify damaged equipment to discover new pathways, and juggle 8-bit fruit because why not? It's going to take all you've got to stay alive in the face of lethal robot armadas, enormous bosses, giant death wheels, and (of course) brainthirsty zombies. Oh, and did we mention the graphics? Each level is composed of hand drawn illustrations with multiple parallax scroll layers so every forward step is new. No tiling or repeated elements; each level is one, continuous work of art.

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Xbox One

Xbox One

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Adult Swim Games

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Approximate download size
4.17 GB

  • Age rating
  • Entertainment Software Rating Board

    Mature 17+

    Blood and Gore



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idiot with gunz

Platform: Xbox

Excellent game, just too short

Its gorgeous, plays great, sound design is solid. Tough but mostly fair. Its maybe 1.5 - 2 hours long. I wish it was twice as long.

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Platform: Xbox


Ihave to say this was a great game. combat, mini games, and story. the only reason it got 4 stars from me is due to the fact that it was really short and i wish that there were more free roam aspect more equipment that can be collected but doesnt have to be.. basically it would be great if these graphics were same but with the roaming aspect of metroid fusion or zero mission. make areas wide and tall so more ground to cover and fun. but other than this.... i sure hope there is a second regardless.

One person found this helpful.




Platform: Xbox

Great game

Great homage to the old school games. I wish it had co op. Very challenging but definitely possible.

4 out of 4 people found this helpful.




Platform: Xbox


this game is a winner, challenging and fun.

4 out of 56 people found this helpful.




Platform: Xbox

Horribly Aggravating

Nice graphics but the the gameplay is beyond challenging due to the horrible controls. Some checkpoints are downright infuriating when multiple things can kill you with one hit.

67 out of 124 people found this helpful.




Platform: Xbox

great game

fun, challenging, beautiful graphics, an all around good time

31 out of 36 people found this helpful.




Platform: Xbox


fast pace puzzle shooter. has many different game elements. recommend everyone pick this up

22 out of 33 people found this helpful.




Platform: Xbox

RISE AND SHINE is the most difficult game I ever played

This is a very nice looking game and one of the most challenging also. I love the art and style. I was hoping it would have been more of a arcade shooter like Metal Slug but its more of a strategy puzzle shooter. The difficult is no mercy in certain parts. You will die alot but is rewarding when you pass a difficult part. Overall its a good game.

133 out of 153 people found this helpful.




Platform: Xbox


Adult Swim has come a long way with their game development. Gone are the days of the flash games off of the AS website and its about time they make an honest to god real game. I remember the good old days with their hilarious Farmville ripoff, Weedville and their last game, Pokemon mobile game where you collect and battle Morty's. The graphics are top notch, the story is engaging with a little chuckles here and there. The controls take a little time to get used to, but at least there's atutorial that shows you the basics. Overall, if you love side-scrolling shooters or if you love anything from Adult Swim, then you need to download Rise and Shine immediately.

6 out of 6 people found this helpful.




Platform: Xbox

I can dig it

Great art style and atmospere. Very difficult game and something I usually might not like but surprisingly addictive. Fantastic nods to all things gaming. Glad I preordered. Give it a shot. 👍👏🙌

36 out of 41 people found this helpful.



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