Time Wasters PC Controls - Keyboard and Gamepad - MGW

Time Wasters PC Controls – Keyboard and Gamepad


I don’t know about you, but I’m always down for a bullet hell game. Weaving a tiny ship through waves and waves of missiles & projectiles is super cool, and gaining power-ups to grow a tiny blaster into a massive, powerful beam is always chest-thumpingly awesome. I’ve spent more than my fair share of time playing Ikaruga and other games like it, but I think maybe it’s time for something new. Maybe something that won’t waste my time with nonsense.


Enter Time Wasters.


Time Wasters is a top-down bullet hell roguelite from developer/publisher Proton Studio. In addition to engaging shoot ‘em up gameplay, Time Wasters also has time manipulation mechanics that play into the roguelite elements. There are also four anime-style protagonists with their own ships, weapons, and special abilities. To me, that just sounds like four separate playthroughs, and I’m all about good value when it comes to video games.


If you’re also about good value, then you probably want to get the most out of Time Wasters that you possibly can. There are a few ways to do this, but the best way is going to be by making sure you have all of the game’s controls in your mind. And as always, I’m here with that solution for you. Check out our Time Wasters PC keyboard and gamepad controls guide, it has everything you need to know at a glance.


We recommend keeping this page open so you can quickly reference it in the middle of a wave when you need to. There’s nothing worse than getting overwhelmed and not remembering which button does the screen-clearing smart bomb attack!



Default Control Scheme for Keyboard and Xbox Controller

  • Move Up: W or Up Arrow


  • Move Down: S or Down Arrow


  • Move Left: A or Left Arrow


  • Move Right: D or Right Arrow


  • Manual Aim: Left Mouse Button


  • Boost: Left Shift or Right Ctrl


  • Choose Upgrade: TAB


  • Quick Upgrade 1: 1


  • Quick Upgrade 2: 2


  • Quick Upgrade 3: 3


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  • Mike Alexander

    Mike has been playing video games since he was able to hold a controller, having been fascinated by Sonic 2 on his mom’s Sega Genesis. That fascination and passion for the art form has grown exponentially nearly 30 years later, and he doesn’t see that fading away anytime soon.

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