This is the eighty-fourth entry in the Scratching That Itch series, wherein I randomly select and write about one of the 1741 games and game-related things included in the Bundle for Racial Justice and Equality. The Bundle raised $8,149,829.66 split evenly between the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund and Community Bail Fund, but don’t worry if you missed it. There are plenty of ways you can help support the vital cause of racial justice; try here for a start. Lastly, as always, you may click on images to view larger versions.

It’s time for another random selection from the Bundle for Racial Justice and Equality. It’s Bleed 2, by BootdiskRevolution (AKA Ian Campbell). Its tagline in the bundle reads:

A relentless arcade action game with air-dodging, bullet-reflecting, and tons …

I’m going to assume that it was going to say “tons of explosions”. Bleed 2 is, of course, the sequel to Bleed, which is also in the bundle. The pair are among the better known games within, having gotten a lot of positive press, and I’d intended to check them out at some point, so this pick was a pleasant surprise. Normally, I’d play the two games in order, but such is not the way of Scratching That Itch. I must embrace the randomness, and play the sequel first. I can now reveal that, despite the name, Bleed 2 has no blood whatsoever. But it sure does have explosions.