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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.

v1.1:
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 ).

v1.2:
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.

v1.3
Minor tweaks.

Reviews


hooker2mailhooker2mail

Rated 5 / 5 stars May 6, 2012

bad-ass upgrade game really nice software


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fray16fray16

Rated 5 / 5 stars July 28, 2012

Wow really nice sequel and great game. A little hard. Enjoyed a lot.
Have fun



MovieToonMovieToon

Rated 5 / 5 stars May 8, 2012

Great looks!



Artisan48Artisan48

Rated 5 / 5 stars May 21, 2012

Awesome game. I always used to hate this type of game because I wasnt very good at it, but you made it fun and gave it a learning curve. I just beat the game <--easy mode lol my favourite part was the boss rush, freaking insane!! 5 stars :D


Squize responds:

Excellent, that's great to hear, thanks.

Yeah "Proper" bullet hell shooters are just pattern learning and painfully hard. We wanted a ton of bullets but to give you a chance, there's no point making a game that only a handful of people can complete.


nukeadenukeade

Rated 5 / 5 stars May 5, 2012

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.