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Nuclear Throne is a top-down 2D action game with a strong emphasis on shooting and positioning created by Vlambeer. It features a roster of mutants with different traits and abilities, randomized levels and a wide assortment of weaponry. Characters can be levelled up by picking up experience from fallen enemies or pick-ups scattered about levels. When a character levels up, an additional trait can be selected – one of four randomly selected options can be picked – to help along the journey to the titular Nuclear Throne.

The game is generally considered quite difficult; characters have little health and enemies can inflict substantial damage. The sheer quantity of enemies and projectiles on some levels has resulted in slight comparisons to games in the bullet hell genre.

Nuclear Throne was originally created for Mojam 2 under the name Wasteland Kings. The name was changed due to worries of confusion between it and the Wasteland series by InXile.


CharacterPrimary TraitActive Ability

Extra ammo from ammo boxes.Dodge Roll
More HPCrystal Shield
Move FasterSnare Growth
Yung Venux

Quick Reload

Double Shot

Starts with All Ammo

Reduced Shot Accuracy

Dual Wield
Finds Better TechGun Recycling
Sees in the DarkTelekinesis
Low HP with Extra Experience GainExploding Corpses

Critical Reception

The Molyjam 2012 version of the game is featured in the 03/01/2013 Unprofessional Fridays, during which Jeff is heard to exclaim "Oh wow!"

System Requirements


  • OS: Windows XP
  • Processor: 1.2Ghz+
  • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
  • Graphics: 256MB
  • Hard Drive: 200 MB available space


  • OS: Windows XP
  • Processor: 2Ghz
  • Memory: 2048 MB RAM
  • Graphics: 1GB
  • Hard Drive: 500 MB available space

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