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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


fallensinerfallensiner

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars August 27, 2011

Pretty good, the keys stick though.

This game is generally good however i see a major promblem with the game play, it is fun howeever the keys do stick. The ship would fly off in one direction. Making it hard for it to control the game.


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yourface6yourface6

Rated 4 / 5 stars August 27, 2011

Easy to learn, hard to master

I'm glad this finally works with chrome, it was great fun to play even though I stopped at level 4.



TheLunarLegendTheLunarLegend

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars August 27, 2011

Fun game but weird glitch.

Not sure if it was just me but I was having a weird problem, keys kept sticking. For fire that was no big deal but with stuff like bombs and moving it was annoying since my ship would suddenly fly in one direction and get stuck there.



Neo9104Neo9104

Rated 5 / 5 stars August 26, 2011

Great game

This was a very fun and addicting game to play. It seems inspired by a game I used to play as a child on the Nintendo Entertainment System called Life Force. They upgrade system is in fact exactly the same as from the old game. Quite a classic, and it brought me back very good memories.



sandman366sandman366

Rated 4 / 5 stars August 26, 2011

This is hard..

Good, but hard.

Also...uhh....Chrome user.....had no problem....(up to date as of this reply)....don't know what other's propblems are O_o


RatherRandom responds:

Maybe they fixed it finally. Hopefully.