Be a Supporter!


rated 4.03 / 5 stars
Share Links:
Action - Shooter - Multidirectional

Credits & Info

Aug 12, 2011 | 2:23 PM EDT

If you liked this, check these out!


Log in to save your medals! Don't have an account? Create one for free!

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!!!


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.


Daily 1st, Weekly 2nd in games, Weekly 8th overall and more than 350K plays? Thank you Newgrounds! You guys are absolutely outstanding!!! Every single one of you.

Hope you enjoy and see you soon with another game!

- Hristo Atanasov (RatherRandom)



Rated 0.5 / 5 stars


Its SUCKS! Bad Graphics and everything!


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

The Problem isn't only with Google Chrome.

I also have an unresponsive keys problem with internet explorer 9. other than that, this is a great game!

People find this review helpful!


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

relly good

this is great but way to hard


Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

Did you think we forgot?

It's not that unique of an upgrade system ya know. Has everyone really forgotten Gradius? or other earlier in gaming history Upgrade systems? this one is literally Identical to Gradius. If your going to copy something from another game, then damn well admit it.

People find this review helpful!


Rated 0 / 5 stars

Legendary piece of shit

Level 1 fucking spoils you, making you think that the innovative upgrade system is some sort of ally. It only serves as a constant mocking force, ridiculing from it's throne in the upper clouds of the screen as one desperately scrounges for any and all upgrade points the game will allow. One thinks at first; "I say, at this rate, I'll be able to keep up with the ever improving enemies, making for a ruddy good conflict. Bully!". The game then takes savage delight in destroying that fantasy, by hoarding any and all upgrade points. Where one once saw delightful green diamonds lays only ruination, death, and countless missle upgrades that don't seem to stack or run out or do /anything/ aside from occasionally fire in twin diagonal lines as a shitstorm of enemies and fire rains down from the vengeful heavens, seemingly in order to punish you for your hubris. You dare thought you could ascend to such staggering heights? Begone! This is no place for the likes of thee, and I'll make damned sure no mere mortal does so, /by not giving them any fucking upgrades/".

In short, Nanobeast is a fantastic way to reaffirm anyone's belief in the Devil, and works as a wonderful ward against joy.

People find this review helpful!