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Return to Sector 9 is BACK!

The freeware classic that you might remember from 13+ years ago is back and better than ever!

R2S9 is sort of a twin stick shooter but so much more.  Spread across a campaign mode and 8 unlockable mini games, take on a variety of missions from bug hunts, protection detail, desperate last stands and defusing doomballs, whatever they are.  


  • Updated graphics and gameplay
  • 8 mini games to unlock, including the original Ambush in Sector 9
  • 15 ships to unlock, each with its own abilities
  • Fight aliens, protect cargo vessels, rescue stranded pilots, defend restaurants!
  • Unlock loads of stuff!  Ships, special weapons, game modes, colour schemes!
  • Be a jellyfish and eat those pesky human invaders!
  • Gamepad support

Rated 4.0 out of 5 stars
AuthorPug Fugly Games
GenreAction, Shooter
TagsArcade, Singleplayer, Twin Stick Shooter


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ReturnToSector9 52 MB
Version 4

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Hello, I heard this game got a new version so I decided to try it out and had a good time.  Liked most of the changes and some of the ones I didn't like were small enough to not bother me much.

One thing that stood out particularly to me though was with Doomball; the timer seems to be faster than it was before?  This makes doomball 3 in particular very difficult to beat without playing quickly/riskily.  This would probably be a roadblock for most players so it would be nice to see it fixed.


Thank you for letting me know. I will get it sorted.