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Programmed by Tom Fulp, this game is like Atari on acid!
A KEY = SHOOT
S KEY = MEGA CANNON (must try this!)
DOWN KEY = SHIELDS
LEFT & RIGHT = MOVE SHIP
Your shield absorbs enemy life to raise your own health. The more you charge your shield, the bigger the impact!
Also, your Mega Cannon is enhanced when you have a fully charged shield!
The Captain Low-Rez series originally appeared on Newgrounds in January of 2001, but was never submitted via the Portal. It is in the process of being moved into the Portal system, for consistency.
The game was ficken great, I got all the way to level 4, then got one laser upgrade that changed my 3-green-beam canon into nothingness, I could no longer shoot any ennemy other than by shielding and eventually it all burned up, and then I had the unhappiness of restarting the level with the same accumulated powerups, which means no laser at all. Oh, and another upgrade wouldn't change anything, not that it mattered with the blastopod thingy one inch from it.
But other than this horrible bug, great game!! There's no 'functionality' rating in there, so I'm giving you a 10 anyways.
Pulsing, Pounding, 8-Bit-ish Arcade Action!
It's a vertical-scrolling shmup looking like something from a superpowered Atari 800, full of disco beats and thumping techno and lovely lovely colors and flashy beams of DOOM!
Graphics: Shiny and colorful and wonderfully pixelated. Cool weapons and explosion effects.
Style: Mommy, where's my VCS? I wanna play Megamania!!
Sound: The music sets the mood, and the mood was the 80s... with homages to the Disco Era as well! Loved it. Sound FX are all spot-on, too.
Violence: Super smashing blamtastic! Pixelated demolition for everyone! And apologies to Sensible Software!
Interactivity: Tight controls. Gotta love those!
Humor: Cheeseball. Right up my alley. How about yours?
Overall: Blastopod is a wonderful trippy trip back into the heyday of 8-bit console gaming -- though far more shiny than anything I ever saw on a 2600. It's a nice little shmup to enjoy for half an hour or so, every once in a while... not too easy, not too hard, just right for a quick yet satisfying BSU session! (BSU? Blowing [Stuff] Up...) Thanks, Tom! This kicks so much tuchas you'll have to import more for it to kick!
How can anyone give this less than 10/10
reactive fast awesome and highly advanced. This game almost just got me fired. I didn't realize how long I was playing it for. Quite a challenge too. anyone who gives this a low score should have their brain checked out lice.
i like the super cannon :)
There is no game. Trust me. DO NOT PLAY!
A bonus episode of an anime-inspired series about an otaku turned dooms day survivor!
Time to find this Wizard of OZ.
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