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High-flying, weed-killing action!
An astronaut lands on a mysterious planet where it rains seeds that turn into hostile plants. Their only means of defeating these creatures? Jumping on them. Germination is an arcade style "platform-em-up" where you try to survive an onslaught of plants. It is available on Steam and

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  • Baby Planet: Both in the campaign and endless mode. Circumnavigating the planet only takes a few seconds.
  • Creepy Jazz Music: Smooth jazz and the occasional sci-fi sound effect make up the soundtrack, even while you're being swarmed by plants.
  • Defeat Equals Explosion: Plumes burst after being jumped on, releasing a dangerous gas.
  • Deflector Shields: One of the powers you get from maintain a kill streak. Dropping your combo (either by landing or getting hit) removes it.
  • Dig Attack: Gained after reaching a 25 combo. Due to the planet's size, you drill through the whole thing and end up on the other side. Also creates shockwaves on each side.
  • Double Jump: You can jump twice off of the ground. Also, you can perform a jump in the air after bouncing on a plant.
  • Endless Game: The secondary game mode, indicated by a skull.
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  • Final Boss: A giant plant, complete with vines and spikes.
  • Goomba Stomp: Your main form of attack. Everything except the boss goes down in one hit.
  • Heal Thyself: Hearts also fall from the sky, which heal you if you jump on them.
  • Homing Projectile: Peashes spit out homing thorns at you.
  • Kill Streak: Continuously jumping on enemies without getting hit or touching the ground increases your combo. This gives you more speed, a shield, the ability to break seeds, and eventually a slam attack.
  • Life Meter: Shaped like a flower, of course. Three hits and you're dead.
  • Monster Compendium: The Nursery, which you unlock entries in with points earned in-game.
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  • No Name Given: The astronaut.
  • No Plot? No Problem!: You've crash-landed. There's plants trying to attack you. Good luck!
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  • Plant Aliens: All of the enemies. Most of them are capable of movement and are sentient according to the nursery.
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  • Plant Mooks: Everything except the boss
  • Rain of Something Unusual: Seeds fall from the sky.
  • Score Multiplier: Every bounce adds .1 to your multiplier.
  • Shout-Out: The achievement for performing two slam attacks without dropping your combo is called Plus Ultra.
  • The Spiny: Polyles can launch themselves into the air, exposing their interior. This is the only time they're not vulnerable to Goomba Stomps.