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Learn to fly 5 Points Evolve the vertical movement mutation
Blood on your hands 25 Points Get to rank 3 in the Destroyer challenge
Phew, that was close 25 Points Get to rank 3 of the Graze challenge
Two Headed Freak 25 Points Get to rank 3 in the Mutant challenge
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Author Comments

Putting it simply, this is a bullet hell shooter.

Features:

Procedurally generated enemies:
All the enemy sprites are generated in code, meaning millions of possible baddie images, every game looks different.

Random soundtrack:
By combining 11 drum and bass tracks the in-game soundtrack varies every level.

Evolution path:
The core of the game. Each path provides a unique power-up, giving the player multiple options and ways to play through the game.

Go complete those challenges and earn those medals. Enjoy the destruction.

V1.1:
This update may take a little while to filter through the system, it's only minor amends, so if you're stuck playing plain old v1.0 you're not really missing much.
- Hi-Score text made smaller, as ZeoTerraBladeOmega broke it with his early epic score.
- Bug with certain challenges going over their max value should be fixed, thanks to Yatsufusa.
- On game complete your score is submitted automatically, thanks FoldingDuckling for pointing that out.

Reviews


samuelclsamuelcl

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

hmm. I remember seeing a 3D version of this, with the same mechanics and upgrades, DN7 i think.
Almost no change, except for the graphics but fun.


Squize responds:

Yep, almost like I was a bit cheeky and lazy where I just wanted to try out 3D in Flash rather than making a full blown sequel :)


120501120501

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

A really fun vertical shooter. The evolution of the ship and the various paths you could take to reach the finish was a nice touch of something new to the genre. You seemed to make the shift from focusing on destruction to focusing on dodging at the perfect time and this presented a nice little challenge as you had to adjust to the change.

I thought that the first few levels were too easy. Of course you didn't want the game to be too difficult during the early stages, but I thought you could have made there at least be an element of a challenge at this point. Towards the end of the game things evened out though. I didn't manage to complete it, but one of the levels towards the end became a sea of bullets. I loved the challenge, but it was too much for me.

A thought that there were a couple of aspects in the game that made things a little easier than it perhaps should have been. Chiefly, the fact that the enemies path was made visible. An enjoyable aspect of vertical shooters is the element of surprise, when you think you're in a safe position and a ship suddenly comes flying out of that section of the screen costing you a life. It's a great aspect that makes you have to rethink your approach. Sadly that wasn't present here as the visible pathways appeared with enough time for you to move to a more suitable location.

I was rather disappointed with the bosses. They didn't present any challenge until towards the end when you had to face multiple bosses at a time. Dodging their bullets was far too simple and the orbs just made it even more simple as you could effectively just sit still for the entire battle.

Personally I would have placed a bar on the top and the bottom and placed the stats there as there were a few occasions where they blocked my view of the ship and having them out of the way would have prevented this from happening.

I really liked your style of choosing the power ups. It was really different from the usual collecting an item during a level or exchanging points for an upgrade. You definitely picked a much better way of doing it here. However, I thought that it could have been explained better that once you went in one direction you couldn't go back. I opted for the double bullet first, with the intent of going back for the shield after completing that level, but it wasn't an option. Perhaps I should have known from the layout that it was a pathway, but I assumed it was a simple level select screen until after I'd made my decision.

I thought that the area allowed for you to fill the graze could have been made wider, at least when it was first introduced. You had to get VERY close to the bullets in order to fill it and it wasn't until the later levels that this became standard and I got used to it.

I found the combination of soundtrack and robotic voices a little annoying. I don't particularly like that style of music, but it tends to be a good match with vertical shooters and that was certainly the case here. I can't really complain about not enjoying the music and I'm not here. It was just when the music was coupled with the voice that I found it unpleasant.


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Dangerous-DDangerous-D

Rated 5 / 5 stars

awesome and addicting



PolimyrPolimyr

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

I love it!! I generally don't like vertical shooters, but this one is so exciting I can't stop playing it. it's simple but challenging at the same time. I don't like the graphics, but I understand it's the only way to run smoothly so many elements in a tiny flash screen and the random enemy generator is a good effort. Music is awesome and the spiral evolution system is so damn cool!
It's almost perfect! (only because perfection doesn't exist ;P)


Squize responds:

"only because perfection doesn't exist ;P"

You've obviously not seen me naked ;)
Thanks for the review, glad you enjoyed it. Cheeky plug, but the sequel, DN8:Pulse, is up on NG now too.


thekipper3thekipper3

Rated 5 / 5 stars

A great Touhou game, man there is nothing that can put a smile on your face quite like attempting the seemingly impossible task of dodging hundreds of little circles... Great game, Great art, awesome backgrounds, great variation, keep up the good work.