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Sep 1, 2011 | 4:56 PM EDT

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S4, or Space Shooter Sans Storyline, is a simple, increasingly fast-paced space shooter that relies on upgrades and multiple attempts to allow the player to win. The game is easy to pick up, but surviving til the end with the fewest attempts possible separates players from winners.

Controls: Move with Arrow Keys, Shoot with SPACE (Or autofire), Fire Bombs with "B"

Reviews


DoomRaterDoomRater

Rated 1 / 5 stars February 7, 2014

Ugh, glitches abound, not to mention imbalances. Tried to restart the game and I had two spaceships on screen, not to mention all my previous laser upgrades on that ship. It turned into a game impossible to lose. Asteroids sometimes became invincible (which now confirms that the aliens in Narcolyxii becoming invincible was in fact glitchy behavior and not intended) and even when they were shot down and destroyed entirely they did not disappear. I think I now see why you don't have many more games beyond this. You need someone to playtest your games before you release them. It's that simple.



JashuganJashugan

Rated 3 / 5 stars September 2, 2011

Money per second and Regen

You probably made a misstep when you chose to award money per second and also make shield regen cheap. A couple cheap shield and regen upgrades, and I was literally invincible up to the first boss. With a couple cheap money upgrades, this gave me about 20 thousand dollars, even though I only defeated the weakest enemies. That was enough to supercharge my weapon, and everything else was cake.

It took me 6 tries, but I'm pretty sure it's doable in three or four with that exploit, Ignoring all upgrades but shield, regen, money, weapon, weapon dam, and weapon rate. And I don't think that was your intent.



xraycatxraycat

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars September 2, 2011

good sometimes

i kept playing til i finnished it which took me 10 attempts.
when i finnished it said there was still 198 miles to go on the left so i'm not sure what the go is there.
will bring me back to destroy an asteroid and find out whats in it.
also had all the same problems that everyone else has already written about.
but its definitely a good game, with a few tweaks it could be incredible.



BillyDangerBillyDanger

Rated 4 / 5 stars September 2, 2011

I had the same problems..

Great game, well set up. The music is entertaining and not at all distracting. The presentation is awesome as well, cool ship designs. I love the upgrade system, especially the income upgrade. Makes for good replay-ablility and a variety of play styles. Would be a ten if not for the current glitches. (Google Chrome browser)
Things to change:
1. No save feature, that gets slightly annoying when coming back to play more
2. The game slows down wayy to much if you go quickly from the upgrade screen to the gameplay or if too many enemies are on the screen.
3. Game stopped for me at the 450 mile mark.
4. Music synchronization could be a little better; the drastic changes from cruising to boss time are flow killing.
Other than that, great game. I look forward to seeing what you do with it.



TonyWilkTonyWilk

Rated 2 / 5 stars September 1, 2011

Big problem with sticky keys

Unplayable for me, arrow keys stick and/or need pressing several times to move the ship. WASD would be a good option.

Other than that (!) it looks good...

Yours,
TonyWilk