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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


DarkKingBernardDarkKingBernard

Rated 5 / 5 stars August 25, 2011

Good

Very very long, easy on normal, haven't tested out other difficulties yet, but I don't get how to get Pacifist medals(don't shoot at all). The boss isn't going to kill himself.


RatherRandom responds:

Don't shoot doesn't mean don't throw bombs. That is one clue out of two. The other one you have to figure out yourself. Thanks for playing!


zarfacezarface

Rated 5 / 5 stars August 24, 2011

awesome

the gameplay is great and the voice acting is flawless :)



IcarusKiddIcarusKidd

Rated 4 / 5 stars August 24, 2011

Fun

Certainly very fun, but it shares too much with similar games (unavoidable, really) and the difficulty curve is waaaaaaaaay too slow to begin with!



Matrix12Matrix12

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars August 24, 2011

Nice game.

The game is cool. A great classic shooter like game. I like the idea of a robot defending the city. I like the pixel graphics in the game. The background is good I like the enemy units. Overall a very good game but needs some things to improve. Like the upgrade system. If you want to upgrade something after speed you have to wait until you get more power ups but I really think you should be able to upgrade the thing that you want right away. I think that will be a little more fair. Also I think there should be a save game option so if you can't play anymore you can just save your game. Overall a good game but can use improvements.



timbodiantimbodian

Rated 0 / 5 stars August 24, 2011

A or D

pressing A or D.........game doesn't respond seriously.


RatherRandom responds:

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