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Bombardier 5 Points Throw your first bomb
Enlightened 5 Points Watch the credits until the end
First Blood 5 Points Kill your first enemy
Private 5 Points Complete Chapter 1 on Normal difficulty
Airforce Specialist 10 Points Complete Chapter 2 on Hard difficulty
Airman 10 Points Complete Chapter 1 on Hard difficulty
Conscientious Objector 10 Points Complete Chapter 2 without shooting
Corporal 10 Points Complete Chapter 2 on Insane difficulty
Ensign 10 Points Complete Chapter 3 on Insane difficulty
Kitty 10 Points Acquire 9 lives
Master Sergeant 10 Points Complete Chapter 3 on Hard difficulty
Millionaire 10 Points Earn 1 million points
Officer 10 Points Complete Chapter 2 on Normal difficulty
Pacifist 10 Points Complete Chapter 1 without shooting
Senior Airman 10 Points Complete Chapter 1 on Insane difficulty
Sergeant 10 Points Complete Chapter 3 on Normal difficulty
Story Nerd 10 Points Watch all 6 cutscenes without skipping
Air Force General 25 Points Beat the game on Normal difficulty
Brigadier General 25 Points Complete Chapter 5 on Insane difficulty
Captain 25 Points Complete Chapter 4 on Insane difficulty
Colonel 25 Points Complete Chapter 5 on Hard difficulty
Commander 25 Points Complete Chapter 4 on Hard difficulty
Lieutenant 25 Points Complete Chapter 4 on Normal difficulty
Major 25 Points Complete Chapter 5 on Normal difficulty
Passive Resister 25 Points Complete Chapter 3 without shooting
Space Admiral 50 Points Beat the game on Hard difficulty
Intergalactic Admiral 100 Points Beat the game on Insane difficulty

Author Comments

Finally, after more than a year of development I am proud to present this Nanobeast to fellow newgroundians.

The game is a challenging retro shooter with an interesting upgrade system that involves collecting power-ups. However, when you collect a power-up (P) that does not mean you have upgraded immediately. You get to choose how to use those power-ups to upgrade your general stats:
- speed of your ship (you need 1 power-up)
- power of your weapon (you need 2 power-ups)
- fire rate of your weapon (you need 3 power-ups)
- bombs (you need 4 power-ups)
- lives (you need 5 power-ups)

There are 2 additional weapons to be collected as you play: missiles and side gun.

There are 27 medals to be achieved, go get them!!!

CONTROLS:

Use the arrow keys to move
Press 'A' to shoot left
Press 'D' to shoot right
Press 'S' to activate your current power-up level
Press 'W' to release a bomb

The game is generally very challenging. There are three difficulty settings: normal, hard and insane. There is no easy.

The highscore system multiplies your score depending on which difficulty setting you play and how many medals you have collected.

The game features original 8-bit music written especially for 'Nanobeast' by Christian Erenskjold a.k.a Coffee-Break, a very talented NG musician. Other musicians who also contributed are listed in the credits.

I have been developing and beta testing this game heavily for a long time. Any feedback and ideas will be greatly appreciated.

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Hope you enjoy and see you soon with another game!

- Hristo Atanasov (RatherRandom)

Reviews


ExcelsusExcelsus

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

if everything would be as awesome as the sound..

..the most entertaining part is the music and the voice acting in the sequences between the chapters. besides that it get's kind of repetetive and blurry cause you only see white spots everywhere once your ship's power and firerate is at a high level. fix that, put some more work in the skill system and this could be a even better time killer! :)


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The0GuestThe0Guest

Rated 0.5 / 5 stars

PUAHHHHH!

puah! and I said everything!!



SpudzySpudzy

Rated 5 / 5 stars

This is AMAZING!

It was origanal and real addictive to play.

I the music made me want to keep on playing too, good job!


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Haplo64Haplo64

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Good game!

Loved it. Brings back many memories, though the "unique" upgrade system is nothing of the sort. It's exactly like Gradius, R-type, and others. So, you lose a point for lying ^_^


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GiantRGiantR

Rated 4 / 5 stars

It's a fairly good game.

Ok, so the first thing i noticed about the game was the name of the creator(%u0417%u0434%u0440%u0430%u043 2%u0435%u0439), not enough Bulgarians around this place.

Now for the actual review.

Gameplay:
The first level is deceptivly easy. Also while firing i couldn't go diagonally backwards and up, that bug was fixed in the later levels. Secondly the power up system reminded me of a simular top-down shooter(an old one) called Star Monkey, there if you upgraded the damage your ship slowed down. It made for some interesting strategy. That game was also much harder than this one.(At least untill the point i saw the game)

The second level is when the game picked up for me, but i feel that the levels were needlessly long. Nothing interesting happened, stuff lik emore mini boss fights would have made for a better experience. Also more steering sections, can be good. Another game of the same type made good use of those (Jets and Guns).

Graphics.
Very nice pre mission charecters , but i HATE the shit design on both the Nanobeast and enemies. Its very dull. The backgrouds are very stale and could use some improving. The bosses should look menacing
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Sounds:
Loved the music and the regular sounds did what they were supposed to. I loathed the voice of the scientist.

Plot:
Nonexistant, but with no need for one,

All in all a solid game, could use a little polish in some areas.


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