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Cat Astro Phi

rated 4.22 / 5 stars
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Action - Shooter - Multidirectional

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Dec 8, 2010 | 1:22 AM EST
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Hello Joshua 5 Points Hack any planets first lazer wall without failing
M41-A 5 Points Kill all bots on any level
Atari wouldn't like it 10 Points Destroy 30 asteroids during the story sequences
Autopilot to LV-426 10 Points Complete Planet 1
Express elevator to hell 10 Points Complete Planet 2
Farewell Sulaco 10 Points Complete Planet 3
Eric and the Floaters 25 Points Destroy 20 bots using only bombs
I'll go out there 25 Points Bomb your way to the secret area on Planet 2
Faster than a UD4L Cheyenne 50 Points Complete the game in under 20 mins in one sitting
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Author Comments

v1.3 = Updated December 24th 2010 (see bottom)

Created in the style of a Gameboy Classic title, this is a space-action pixel-art adventure!

There is much planet exploring, bot shooting, bomb exploding, lazer wall hacking, sentry gun evading, cat finding fun to be had :)

We like to think of Cat Astro Phi as a mini-Zelda in space. Obviously we'll never be as good as Zelda, but you've got to have something to aim for, right?

The fantastic soundtrack was created by Rich Vreeland of - hit the Extras option in the menu for more details. The pixel magic was spun by Ilija Melentijevic. Yes he used only 4 colours for the whole game, and a resolution of 160x144 (just like a real Gameboy). There are more details to be found in the End Credits scroller, if you manage to complete the game ;)

Oh and please - don't be fooled into thinking this is just some lame Asteroids shmup. If that's all you think, you didn't play it far enough :)

Many thanks to Adam Atomic for his support, Tom Fulp for believing in us and sponsoring, and you guys for playing!

Good luck Space Cadet :)

v1.3 Update

This addresses a few bugs people have found:

1) You can't die if the lazer wall override panel is open
2) Pausing while hacking the lazer wall used to lock the game, now fixed
3) Removed console key
4) You no longer need to save bots from Sentry Gun fire to get the Pacifist medal
5) You can't blow up space on level 3 (sorry :)
6) You can't fire / move while the space ship is taking off
7) If you paused while the pause overlay was tweening out, it got stuck
8) Fixed small bug in the M41-A medal where it wouldn't reset bot killed counter between planets properly
9) Version number is now displayed on Credits screen in the text at the bottom

Note: I've re-submitted the SWF to NG, but because this is a featured game it may take a while for them to approve it. Basically if it says v1.3 in the Credits screen (it pops-up at the bottom) then cool. Otherwise, try again another day please!



Rated 5 / 5 stars

truly awesome game

It shows that A lot of work and love went into this.

I also always wanted to make games for the gameboy but was too young, unfortunately I don't have the skill to make an homage like this. great work.

I beat it but I may play it some more as there seems to be more hidden in this game. I know from the medals that I missed the secret area but I think there might be more. like some numbers I saw around the maps.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

awww retro

I can remember holding the game boy the very first time!
i was about 5 years old and playing super mario...shit was awesome man!
id highly appreciate another retro style game made by you :)


Rated 3 / 5 stars


It was cool, brilliantly made. But it just gotta' little boring. Maybe if it was a REAL Gameboy game (which I do have a Gameboy) I'd enjoy it more because I have less of a selection of games and would appreciate just having ONE game.


Rated 0.5 / 5 stars


Nice concept, but the objectives aren't explained, so you're wandering around trying to do things without have the slightest idea WHY.

PhotonStorm responds:

If you, you know.. READ the story (which is dished out in sections no longer than 8 words) it's quite obvious you are meant to save your cat. And you need keys, and fuel to do so. In fact you can't even enter the 2nd room without having been told all of this.


Rated 5 / 5 stars


There´s only one major problem w/h this game - It´s far too short. I just prepared my self for a twist in the game, when it was over! I even sat through all the credits to be sure there were´nt anymore.

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PhotonStorm responds:

On the plus side, at least you got a medal! It's around 30mins of game for the new player. Which we felt was about right for a web game - but the overwhelmingly positive feedback is making me dream of sequels, so fear not :)