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Aug 20, 2014 | 7:54 AM EDT
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You made it through! 25 Points Complete Normal Mode
Going Beyond! 50 Points Get further than 21 levels in Random Mode.

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Developed for #gbjam3

Galaticus is a fast paced pipe shooter, inspired by the Konami shoot'em up Gyruss. Your goal is to survive through each quadrant, filled with groups of enemies, once all enemies are gone, you can travel to the next quadrant.

You have two game modes:
* Normal Mode: Play through 21 pre-made levels, introducing all the different enemies in progressing difficulty.
* Random Mode: The amount of enemies increases on each level. Aside from that, literally anything goes. Play for as long as you can survive.

TIP: If you spot anything that doesn't move, it's a bonus item. Best to collect it if you want either extra lives or extra points.

Controls - Keyboard/Gamepad
D-Pad: WASD or Directional Keys / DPad or Left Analog Stick - Navigate, Move Sideways (Left/Right), Move Forward/Backwards (Up/Down)
A: J Key / A Button - Select, Fire Forwards
B: K Key / B Button - Fire Sidways
Start: Enter / Start Button - Select, Pause
Select: Space / Back Button - Grid Visibility
Press F / Trigger Buttons at any time to toggle full screen.

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Reviews


SovarozumSovarozum

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

I really enjoy the depth of this game. it's like an on-rails shooter with usage of 3D dimensions in 2D! takes timing and precision,and the music is good too. Good work! I like it!


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jumbijumbijumbijumbi

Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

Just like Gyruss! Only not. I was expecting the reverse joystick control (this is just like Gyruss, right? I read that somewhere) past 90ยบ. So, in order to travel a full circle, you move the joystick in a circle? For some reason (spaceship truckers?) my thrusters are all fore and aft, since forward and backward movement are insanely fast in comparison.
I would have liked some colour, everything tends to blend with each other.
I got bored after the third level.



WiesiWiesi

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Really unique and good game!


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Listen2ReasonListen2Reason

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

This was pretty cool! Gyruss is the kind of game that should be revisited more often. The controls are difficult, but I think it's only because you have to keep track of so much stuff at once. There are so many options and ways to move...really I just stayed at the top as if it were Gyruss. Possibly that wasn't the best strategy...fun though.


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ChemLogic89ChemLogic89

Rated 2 / 5 stars

Just boring. The graphics and sound are acceptable. That's really all I can say about this flash.


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