SlideThru gets players to swap color-coded heroes around to fight bright-colored alien creatures in its puzzle/strategy-based combat.
Party member move down the screen in single file, walking forward toward their enemies. The player must swap heroes back and forth to ensure that the hero they wish to fight the monster will walk into it, trading blows.
The four playable heroes have RPG-like stats and equipable items and gear, but players must also manage their friendship and morale as they play. When not managing their party, players can explore the world, talking to the odd creatures to gain access to quests and new dungeons.
A demo for SlideThru is available on the game’s site. The full version is slated to release this month.