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Jun 14, 2011 | 4:27 PM EDT
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Killer 10 Points Defeat 4000 enemies in a single game cycle
Maximum Overdrive 10 Points Use Overdrive 3 times in one battle.
Weapons Collector 10 Points Collect one of every weapon in the game.
Excessive Force 25 Points Obtain a level 61 weapon.
Grinder 25 Points Reach level 100
Modderiffic 25 Points Purchased 200 mods
Moolianaire 25 Points Possess 3,000,000 unspent moola.
Chosen One 50 Points Beat Starwish without dying.
Social Club 50 Points Viewed all endings
The End 50 Points Beat the game!
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Author Comments

The most epic story for a Flash shooter!

RPG Shooter: Starwish is a unique blend of a shooter, rpg, visual novel and dating sim. Earn multiple endings, and listen to a wonderful custom soundtrack. Can you earn the special ending?

Play on hard mode for extra goodies!

Try out the music composer's game, Snailiad!:
http://www.newgrounds.com /portal/view/573352

Reviews


Tekk42Tekk42

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Excellent Game!

Note that I write this after playing normal mode, and will be playing hard mode promptly after to find the extra goodies, and hopefully the secret ending.

First and foremost, I felt really in tune with the characters and the storyline had me hooked right from the beginning. Its not to hard imagining this becoming an anime at any time due to the nicely written storyline either.
The characters for the most part were well developed, as was the plot which drove the storyline. Music absolutely complimented the entire game, and weapon balancing for the most part was absolutely perfect.

I only had 3 things that really affected the general experience for me though. First, the backgrounds were well...repetitive to say the least, throughout all three levels. Just a different shading of color didn't suffice to add to the experience.

Fighting progressively increasing numbers of enemies is all fine, but increasingly large numbers of similar looking enemies through three levels got pretty boring. It got pretty hectic at times with all the bullets everywhere though which helped take my mind of that for the most part.

Final problem is that while adding obstacles and such is a great thing, the backgrounds did not do them justice for the most part, and some of them looked really out of place, like the snail shells in the forest on the third levels forest zone.
Not to mention while this didn't happen often and had little to no real affect on game-play in general, I would die for absolutely no apparent reason when I played on certain levels with mazes involved. This primarily happened when skimming the top or bottom edge of the screen with objects nearby but not touching.

Things that would add to the experience: Power-ups that didn't phase through walls out of your grasp. One or two more power-ups, like a health restoration power up of +10% restored on a very low chance of drop or something of the like. And finally, something to upgrade fire rate of both secondary and primary weapons. I was a little confused when agility didn't do that as it broke with the norms of most games I play.

I was a bit sad to see Ginny die, and I hope that her not dying or something of the like has something to do with the secret ending. But other then that, besides what was mentioned above, this is an excellent game deserving of a 10/10 rating. Hope to see more from you soon.


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matiasbettmatiasbett

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Perfect !!!

A got dammit perfect game !!! have a exellent history and a exellent gameplay :D !!! for me was more interesting the history than the game xD !!! ... we need more games like this in this page :D !!! ...

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AppelAnnaGAppelAnnaG

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Absolutely Fantastic.

This game is amazing. I normally don't play side scrolling shooters for long periods of time but this one is an exception. It has a very well thought out plot with funny side conversations with crew members. Deadeye is a pretty funny character in particular. I like the differences in the characters personalities. I think the game could use some interaction between the characters and maybe the possibility to take out more than one ship. I haven't finished the game yet so I hope the ending is good. I have payed some of the levels several times so the levels are not very challenging after a time period. I think there might be some glitches with some of the bosses because I have rarely died and I always die in these types of games.



IchoseIchose

Rated 5 / 5 stars

T.T perfection

This compelling and heartfelt game gave me a sense of pride that i was able to play it and i would play it any time of the day. its storyline is compelling in a way that i am almost moved to tears (that is very hard to do). when the game was over i felt a odd pian in my chest almost like when you lose someone precious to you but you still feel happy for them. For a game that i can beat in 3 hours it was intensly fulfilling and in my personal opinion this game should worked on a little and sold worldwide. I see no problem with this game though i would like to see it be extended a bit. Other than that this perfect game pulled at all of my heartstrings.



DerelictionDereliction

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Now this... is an excellent shooter game.

An excellent game with an excellent story.

One might think with the amount of detail placed in the story that the gameplay would suffer. No, the complexity of the shooter mechanics is definitely not neglected. Easy enough to understand to the basic RPG player, and not very buggy. The only thing I found bothersome were the repetitive use of enemy and boss graphics.

All the characters had distinct personalities and it is very easy to get attached to almost any of them. Many of the endings were heartwarming, and maybe two were tearjerkers. I am completely satisfied as soon I finished the game, since it wraps up nicely.

Overall, I consider this game my game of the month. I look forward to a sequel. I vote for the special ending to become canon. Probably not as heartwarming as the other endings, but no less satisfying.


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