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Mar 17, 2011 | 11:28 AM EDT

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Starship Ironside is on a journey of exploration and is suddenly being sabotaged and forced to crash on a planet on the far side of Triangulum Galaxy. This seems to be a desperate situation, especially when the inhabitants of the planet are hostile and a mysterious member of the ship doesn't even want you to survive. But not for you! For you this is an oppetunity to earn yourself a medal! Explore and survive this 8bit'ish world by powering up the main computer and contacting fleet. Lot's of levels, creatures, secrets (even one secret world!), items, achievements and pixelart await!

NOTE: The game is pretty heavy CPU-wise, so if it lags, set effects amount from options %u2192 settings to low. It should help.

Move - Arrow keys
Jump - Spacebar
Attack - S
Interact/doors - Up arrow
Shield(if have) - F
Throw Bomb - D
Pause Game - P
Mute - M

Version: 1.2.

Sorry about re-upload, didn't know how to update version. Or is it even possible.

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EDylanEDylan

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Explore and Survive...

To summarize, you crash-land on some planet, and you look for other survivors. A simple concept makes a great game! Though, there were some minor problems that made the gameplay a bit rough. I'll begin with the better aspects:

Good--
- Simplicity
- Storyline is better than other games (meaning you'll want to read what the soldiers say
- Game mechanics (such as health, etc.)
- Enemy A.I., not too insane, but challenging
- Though not necessary, the point system
- Graphics
- Achievements
I didn't play the game for too long, so I don't know if the enemies get way harder. I made it to the outside levels and farther.

Bad--
- Control scheme
- Somewhat repetitive music

The control scheme didn't suit me at all. I myself found it frustrating to press the spacebar to jump than to just press the up arrow key. I found it confusing and would sometimes bomb myself, or accidentally talk to a soldier. The music is okay, but to me, it became boring after a while. I'm glad I can mute it.

Overall--
This is a game that could use some polishing, but I enjoy everything else about it. It compels me to finish the game. One last thing that would really make me play is if you ask for medals. I would make sure to finish playing should medals be installed. Great game, overall.


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Loikare responds:

Thanks for your review! :)