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rated 3.78 / 5 stars
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Action - Shooter - Vertical Flight

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Mar 10, 2017 | 7:29 PM EST

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A bigger fish 5 Points Destroy a cruiser ship
Getting cocky 5 Points Destroy a battle ship
One-off 5 Points Destroy a speed ship
Onslaught 5 Points Fight against 30 ships at the same time
Powered up 5 Points Make your first upgrade
Start your engines 5 Points Play for the first time
Another chance 10 Points Try again after being defeated
Block this! 10 Points Destroy an energy ship
Barrager 25 Points Get the max upgrade of the rockets
Boomstick 25 Points Get the max upgrade of the shotgun
Crusader 25 Points Get the max upgrade of the cannons
Dangerous 25 Points Destroy an elite battle ship
Not so fast 25 Points Destroy an elite speed ship
Persistent 25 Points Try again 15 times
Pi 25 Points Get more than 31415 points
Superhot 25 Points Get the max upgrade of the machinegun
A matter of time 50 Points Survive at least for 2 minutes
Backstabber 50 Points Destroy a cannon ship
Cold war 50 Points Destroy a war fan ship
Over the top 100 Points Be the best of All-Time at least once

Author Comments

Asterash is a fast-paced bullet hell which features permadeath, upgrades, highscores and more!
Play complete different rounds over and over against hundreds and hundreds of enemies in seek of the best highscore in Newgrounds.
Each time you start a game, you will recieve a random level 1 weapon. You will be able to carry up to two weapons and upgrade each one of them up to three levels. But choose wisely and be careful, dying means to start over.
There are a lot of different enemies with different mechanics that will spawn in higher quantities as your score becomes higher. Move carefully around the space while firing in order to survive the longest.
Every once in a while, a special hazzard will also show up: Avoid asteroids, move around clouds or try to survive while sunflares block your view.
But above everything, remember that YOU must be the best player! Get the highest highscore of all time, at least for a second, and win the so much desired "Over the top" medal!
Asterash features an original score by CoreWars.
Asterash was powered by Framework Mono.
-Added a dead sound
-Added a custom cursor
-Added an option to make the background darker
-Added an option to hide songs
-Added an option to hide medal pop ups
-Changed the name of the Missiles to Rockets



Rated 4 / 5 stars

Very good, but with one or two flaws.
First, the powerups need to be less random or more frequent. I've had runs when it was impossible to get my weapons to level 2 because I kept getting different powerups. Rockets->Shotgun->Machine gun->canon->rockets etc.
Second, a slower buildup in difficulty would help. The third wave of enemies sometimes fills the screen with bullets. I know it says bullet hell, but easing the player in helps build interest and makes it seem like the game is beatable.
You've got a real winner here, it just needs polish/

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Rated 4 / 5 stars

Solid game, but it has serious lag and stability issues with certain weapon upgrades and/or combinations.

The Double Machine-gun upgrade causes graphical lag when firing the weapon, and it becomes incredibly hard to control the ship. When I stop firing, the ship goes back to normal and I fly into an enemy bullet because I swung my mouse hard to the side.

Same thing happens when you have the Quad Cannons upgrade or the Barrage Homing Rockets upgrade.

Not sure if the unstable ship is a gameplay thing or not, but the graphical lag is a huge problem.

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Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

This game is really fun with nice music and graphics, but the main thing that really irks me is that my ship is incredibly difficult to control with the mouse--there's very little room for subtlety. Normally when I play bullet hells, I use the arrows on the keyboard which allows for much more flexibility. Everything with the mouse is just really jerky and I keep running into bullets with the slightest shake of the mouse. But if that doesn't bother you I can see why this would be a lot of fun. Thanks for sharing it with us!

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Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Fast paced and immense fun. LOve the music. Basically awesome game

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MonoFlauta responds:

A big thank to you from us!


Rated 4 / 5 stars

Seriously only one life!!! for anything else is a good game with good music.

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MonoFlauta responds:

Hello! Yes, sorry about that but our goal was to make a really difficult game with an arcade feeling! Other than that, glad you like it and thanks for playing!