Nick Naster's eXtinction is a third person sidescrolling shooter for the PC made by Most Wanted Games.
The entire galaxy is threatened by a virus epidemic, which transforms humans into alien controlled mutants. This worst case scenario is called eXtinction.
But there is hope. Some scientists developed a vaccine. But the world where it was developed is now completely under the control of the mutants. That is the part where you, or better say Commander Nick Naster, pilot and special agent of the Earth Forces gets involved. Since he is immune to the epidemic, he’s the ideal candidate for infiltrating this alien controlled world and salvaging the vaccine.
eXtinction is a classic 2D platform game in a 3D environment (characters, enemies, the look of the level itself). You are controlling Nick Naster, or one of the four other heroes you can choose from, moving him through six different zones, each with 5 levels. Since the game itself is only 2D, you can only move left or right. Nick (and the others) can’t even jump, but that’s not necessary, since he is carrying a rocket pack, so you can fly.
In order to go through these levels, you must find your mission objectives (levers, computer terminals, etc.) and activate them; to get to them, you must find keycards, which will open the colored energy barriers. On your way to them, you encounter self-firing cannons, mines, and, of course, lots of bad guys, who want kill you (including a boss at the end of each zone). So, kill them first with your 9 different weapons, partly futuristic and non-futuristic, like the Uzi, Machine gun, Bio Cannon, Magman Launcher, Photon Launcher, and other.
In each level are Power-Ups, which will help you through that level. These are: Health, Energy Packs (for your Rocketpack), Regeneration (regenerates both health and energy), Damage Amplifier, and Slow Motion (reducing game speed by 50%).