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Aug 12, 2011 | 2:23 PM EDT
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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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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)

Reviews


VaclavVaclav

Rated 0 / 5 stars August 16, 2011

Wouldn't let me play it

i couldn't get passed the screen that showed the controls



RexeyoooRexeyooo

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars August 16, 2011

Fun

I was invinceible by the end of level one, then level two gave me missles:) fun game love the upgrade system:) wish you could sace though:(



LightengaleLightengale

Rated 4 / 5 stars August 15, 2011

Very enjoyable!

I love the upgrade system and how it adds to the challenge. My only complaint is not being able to continue. Can't always play a full game in one sitting. Also, the missiles and power blasts being the same color of the ship can make for a spastic game. LOL

Really fun and surprisingly challenging.


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urnam04urnam04

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars August 14, 2011

holy cow that is hard

Good:
1.Story
2. Polish and detail
3. Original upgrade system
4. Depth, replay value, and strategy
Bad:
1. Graphics (yea, it's retro, but it's obsolete for a reason)
Ugly:
1. I didn't notice much difference in gameplay between "normal" and "insane" except number of lives...maybe tweak the difficulty down a bit


RatherRandom responds:

Insane = less lives, more punishment for dying, enemies with more health, faster enemy missiles, etc. etc.

Thanks for playing!


hektikmusichektikmusic

Rated 5 / 5 stars August 14, 2011

nice

I think the upgrade system is genius. This game has great music, good art, a nice plot and entertaining gameplay, that's alot of goodness for a pixel shooter game. Awesome that you made this, we want more!


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