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May 2, 2012 | 6:50 AM EDT
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101 10 Points A 101 kills
Game on! 10 Points Completed a challenge
All in a line 25 Points Completed an entire challenge
Backdoor action 25 Points Unlocked the rear weapon perk
Extra Life 25 Points Unlocked the extra lives perk
Level Up 25 Points Unlocked the increased XP perk
Nice and safe 25 Points Unlocked the shield perk
Scratched paintwork 25 Points Unlocked the increased Graze perk
The Overlook 25 Points Triggered the Super RedRum power-up
Mission accomplished 50 Points Completed the game
Return to sender 50 Points Unlocked the homing missile perk
Bullet HaHaHa 100 Points Reached Rank 30
Check you out 100 Points All challenges complete
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Author Comments

We've taken all the popular features from the original "casual" bullet hell DN8, the evolving power-ups, being able to select your own path, the random soundtrack and pushed them forward with the use of stage3D*.

Also new to this version are unlockable perks, along with more challenges than before.

Enjoy the destruction.

*The game defaults to 30fps to enable it to run on the widest majority of machines. If you've got a good graphics card please go to Options > Graphics and knock it up to 60.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to using stage3D ( ie GPU Acceleration ) this won't work on all machines. If it doesn't work on yours please accept our apologies in advance for your wasted time.

Hi-scores display
Perk bug fixed
If the GPU isn't compatible, software mode still allows you to play the game ( Although it won't be great ).

Medals should be fixed ( Sorry about that ).
Suicide kills no longer work on bosses ( Thanks everyone who pointed that out ).
Experimental fullscreen mode. It only allows mouse controls, and space to pause. This is more GPU heavy so in some cases performance may be reduced.

Minor tweaks.



Rated 5 / 5 stars

Authors take note! Great design abounds!

-You never had to choose a difficulty setting, but instead the game adapted to your style. "Gotta Blow Everything Up" high-score style players got the harder experiences, "Survivors" got the easier difficulty.
-Thoughtful design of enemies. Notice how the suicide bomber guys always threw off shots at the exact angles your ship's guns did?
-No tutorial, instead the tutorial was built into the upgrade order.

I'm just sad that my video card wasn't supported, so I couldn't play on high graphics--but the author even managed to do *that* right. Warning right off the bat telling you to lower the graphics settings. I'm just not clear on why anyone would want offensive drones over defensive drones... it looked to me like they did the same thing, except you got two defensive drones instead of one.

Still, great game! I didn't quite break a million points, but "I spanked that game!"

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Squize responds:

Glad you spanked it mate :)

Pity about your graphics card, apparently the new version of Flash will support more cards which will be good.
The defensive orbs are better than the drone, but grazing is harder with them as they're almost too good at what they do, so its swings and roundabouts.

Thanks for the kind words.


Rated 3 / 5 stars

Redrum is murder spelled backwards btw.


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Really fun, found it somewhat easy even on the "harder" path though, i think i died a total of 5 times, so havent bothered with the easy path. the large bullets you "graze" by going slightly under them, bosses you can 1 hit by suiciding.
overall a good use of an hour

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Squize responds:

Yep, the whole suicide to kill the bosses was a mistake :)
I've got to fix a couple of broken medals so I'll fix that too.



Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Quite nice. Taking the "easier" defensive path made the game almost a snooze, but it's still fun to throw yourself into a shooter like that with god-like power. On the other hand, the "harder" offensive path was a nice challenge, though not too hard, at least with mouse controls. Controls are tight enough to really "thread the needle" between shots and get in some awesome grazes. Can't imagine trying to play with keyboard. Anyway, very fun game. Cheers!

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Squize responds:

Thanks :)
The keyboard controls were only added because quite a lot of people complained about the lack of them in the original, but yeah, it should always be played with the mouse, its much better.

As to the God-like power, I always want the player to feel like the baddest thing on the screen, you should always be able to feel like you can beat anything the game can throw at you. Sometimes its fun to grind your way through power-ups so you get a sense of reward for getting them, sometimes its fun just to kick ass really early on.


Rated 4 / 5 stars

Very nice game, the graphics are awesome, like the 3D background and the staships, but the so many "bullets" are very confusing and sometimes I couldn't see even my ship. The gameplay isn't too hard [I reommend using the mouse, because you can control more easily your ship wit that] if you are uing the 5 life perk. With the colored lines before every wave make your gameplay more enjoyable so you can prepare where to start. The only thing that I don't understand is the ship's life. Sometimes I don't take damage and sometimes I got instantly killed.

Ater all it's a very nice game, I recommend for every starship shooter gamer.