For maximum badass-ness we strongly recommend you use a gamepad. At present only Xbox 360 controllers are officially supported, though others may work depending on their button configuration.
|Left Analog Stick
||Move your badass / aim|
|X||Shoot (hold for auto)|
|Left Trigger||Brace/hold position (for more precise aiming)|
|Start||Pause / Unpause|
||Move your badass (W/S only used in jetpack levels)|
|Left Mouse Button||Shoot (hold for auto)|
|Right Mouse Button||Shield|
|Escape||Pause / Unpause|
You will find various items scattered throughout the levels or available for purchase in the store (between levels).
|Coins are dropped at random by certain enemies, found within crates, or secret areas. Used to purchase upgrades and items between levels (Silver = 1 / Gold = 5)|
|Shield: increases your total shield time by the number displayed (in seconds)|
|Weapon shield: retain your special weapon on death (automatic one-time use). Available for purchase in the store only.|
|Whiskey: Slows time and increases damage at the expense of mental clarity (affects all players). Available for purchase in the store only.|
Weapons are found scattered throughout levels or available for purchase in the store (between levels). You will always start a new life with a pistol, unless you have a weapon shield.
|Pistol||Default weapon. Can be upgraded at the store.||.375||.175||1|
|Machine Gun||Standard military issue machine gun. High rate of fire, low cool-down.||.15||.05||1|
|Laser||Impress your friends or terrify your enemies with 5000 watts of chargeable directed energy.||.375||N/A||1-6|
|Flamethrower||Very high rate of fire but short range.||.1||.25||.75|
|Spread Gun||Fires a spread of 5 projectiles, very retro-chic||.375||.175||5x.75|
Upgrades are available at the store (between levels). All upgrades are lost with your final life.
|Pistol||Rate Of Fire||$10||Increase automatic rate of fire by 5% (up to a maximum of 50%)|
|Pistol||Cool-down||$10||Decrease cool-down by 5% (up to a maximum of 50%)|
|Flamethrower||Range||$15||Increase range of flamethrower by 10% (up to a maximum of 50%)|
|Machine Gun||Burst Mode||$30||Fires a burst of 3 projectiles per trigger pull|
|Spread Gun||Wave||$40||Advanced sinusoidal technology maximizes probability of hitting|
|Laser||Piercing||$40||Laser pierces enemies (and shields!) to perform an additional 10% damage|