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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


theifofdreamstheifofdreams

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars August 22, 2011

Meh

The upgrade system was kind of cool, but...
The fact that any upgrades you have are decreased by one at every level-up is kind of terrible. As well, the fact that you can't shoot in both directions at once increases the difficulty far too much if you're introducing swarms of enemies from both ends. As long as you're on a Touch Of Death type system, this style is too much.
The game is, in conclusion, very very difficult. If you like it that way, go for it. If not...


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RatherRandom responds:

"The fact that any upgrades you have are decreased by one at every level-up is kind of terrible." - I do not know what you mean by that, it does not make much sense. The only way anything gets decreased is if you die and when that happens only 1 stat (randomly 'speed', 'power' or 'firerate') gets decreased by 1. On 'normal' difficulty that is.


GhouledGhouled

Rated 3 / 5 stars August 22, 2011

Ehh...

Funny but too hard, in chapter 4 you die instant, on normal difficulty, i just can´t see where I am because whatever the nanobeast is shooting is bigger than itself.
And the upgrade system sucks.

So if you like it very challenging, Nanobeast is the perfect game for you.
Otherwise you won´t like it, but try it by yourself.


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SamuraizedSamuraized

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars August 22, 2011

Fun, but.........

It's a fun game, but I don't think you can honestly call your upgrade system original when you borrowed the concept from the Parodius series



LocoJopoLocoJopo

Rated 5 / 5 stars August 22, 2011

LOLZ

I like it, the upgrade system is very original, i think. I liked it and youve done a very well job Sir!



karu123karu123

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars August 22, 2011

fun game

cool game. i didnt find any issues playing this with google chrome