As happens to so many of us who sit innocently in front of a computer all day, the hero of Copy Shot gets abducted by aliens. What's a guy to do but break his bonds and use other-worldly technology to help him escape? Aizat Haibulin brings us this brain-teasing puzzler featuring a gun that can copy any item and temporarily paste it over another object. The goal of each level is to collect a key and reach the door. Collect the star for an extra challenge (and to make yourself feel smart). Use the [arrow] or [WASD] keys to move, [C] to shoot the copy beam, and [V] to fire the paste beam. Pasting turns other objects into the last item you copied (indicated in the upper left corner) for five seconds. Hit [R] to restart if you find yourself in a bind.
You'll have to do some out of the box thinking to figure out each level, especially because, with the exception of blocks with yellow and black stripes, you can copy and paste anything... including the door. Don't stand still on sold pasted blocks, as you'll be vaporized if you get stuck inside an item when it reverts, though objects you can normally pass through, such as ladders, are fine. Copy Shot offers a lot of flexibility in its gameplay. There is often more than one way to solve a level, which makes it appealing to a wide audience with different play styles. While the hero walks a bit on the slow side, the levels aren't large, so it's not really a hindrance. Sadly there are only 19 levels, but even though the game will leave you wanting more, the levels that are available are unique, clever, and definitely worth your time.