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Star Glaive

rated 3.63 / 5 stars
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Action - Shooter - Vertical Flight

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Feb 11, 2013 | 5:59 PM EST
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The aliens are coming, and our traditional weapon systems are useless against their advanced technology. Humanity's last hope is to unveil the STAR GLAIVE, a prototype combat ship that can absorb and turn back the alien attacks.

Battle more than 30 boss ships by turning their own weapons against them. If that's not enough action, use the built-in boss editor to create challenges we couldn't dream of, then share them with friends or strangers and cackle in delight as they try to face your genius.



Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

This game is really good, it's a fresh take on the genre.
Here's my boss: 73390444123190c20d2

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jonathansfox responds:

I like your Miserable Beast boss. It's more of a mid-game difficulty rather than a brutal final boss, and it looks like this is by design. The color scheme and single weapon type made it feel really cool. I got smacked in the face by the chevron attack when I tried to scoop up the initial minefield bombs before they came at me, so I was careful to play a little cagier as the match progressed, instead of rushing into everything.


Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Good game. Its definitely got a different angle on the otherwise monotonous genre. Try this on.. its might seem like a ridiculous barrage but there's a very apparent flaw to be exploited. Mostly shld take just 1 or 2 tries to clear

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jonathansfox responds:

The Raging Soul -- Took me three tries with keyboard controls, and I felt lucky! Using the highest health setting made this one particularly tough. I don't know that I found the flaw in the pattern, but several of the enemy's attacks are radial-pattern attacks that emit outward... closing in and releasing these right next to the boss maximizes their damage. When I finally beat it, I got "Tenacious!" because I'd been out of time/health for so long without dying to finally lose. It's funny, because in that very moment, my shield had *just* been broken by an intense pummeling, and I might have been moments from death when the boss finally fell!


Rated 0.5 / 5 stars

this game sucks ass, no shooting


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Nice to see a fresh take on the bullet hell style.


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Wow this is quite the innovative idea, taking the concept of bullet hell and using it to charge your attacks that you can otherwise not do.
My only complaint is that when there is a metric tonne of weapons being discharged at you it makes it mite difficult to actually hit your target.
When you charge up your shot by catching the like weapons, the moment you catch a different weapon (and it WILL happen) that charge is completely wasted.
This would not be much of a problem, except that your target is usually assailing you with everything but the kitchen sink, in the later levels.
This makes for frustrating play as most of the time its a giant dodge-a-thon to make sure you can even shoot.
When i say this i am not bad mouthing the game, no for what it is trying to accomplish it does so well, i just wish it wasn't so difficult to actually attack, and believe you me some of the later enemy shots are screen covering random unpredictable shots that will either steal your chance of harming the enemy, or flat out kill you.
The early fights are fun and the weapons are creative enough for this genre, the later levels i feel really don't allow this creative and core game play mechanic the chance, to really shine.
Either way this is good, the movement is fast and precise to the mouse, and the enemies are are versed and well designed to look large and powerful.
Perhaps in the next one you could have the ability to retain a charge by storing it for later, thus allowing you the means to attack when the opening is fit. As many times i saw an opening to attack during the latter levels, but was unable to do so due to having no charge, thus no weapon.
To those out there that want to play, do so, its fun creative and brings a new spin on the bullet hell genre. Just be advised that later game play is long and grueling to accomplish.

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