this game is ok
the problem i had with the game is the controls
I liked it. It was something new, with this arcade feeling the guy before were talking about. The graphics and sounds are excellent too! Good work!
Fun and Addicting
MAn i spent so long playing this game. It is soooooo addicting and a bit challenging. Great job
Like a combination of Robotron(control scheme) and... something I have yet to play(seriously). It's much different than my favorite SHUMPs. R-Type is harder and much more memory based, Gradius has a different powerup scheme, Thunder Force and Side Arms let you have multiple weapons at a time, Aleste has a wider variety, blah blah blah. On the plus side, it's fun, addictive, challenging, etc. Had this game been released in arcades perhaps around in the mid or late 80s, it would've been a big hit.
A Great Old-School-Style Classic
This game is flawlessly modeled after the old-school, Atari-style, pixellated space games of yore. You control a small man in a small, nondescript space ship, in a top-down shooter, blasting wave after wave of progressively more difficult enemies. Destroyed enemies yield temporary powerups and coins, which are used to buy permanent weapon and ship upgrades available between levels. There are close to a dozen upgrades, as well as bosses, and opportunities to switch pilots between levels. It's not too difficult of a game, but it's certainly not something you can fall asleep playing.
The little details in this game are impressive. When your ship's life bar runs out, you don't just explode. Your little pilot jumps out and fires his weapon by hand. And when your other pilot buys a new ship, your ship-less pilot shows up to claim the old one. There's even a slight modification to the ending if one of your men makes it home without a shop. The sounds are classic. All manner of little bleeps, bloops, and buzzes you'd expect from an old-school game like this. Every enemy possesses unique sounds, movements, methods of attack. While the game, itself, is so simple, the detail behind it is impressive. That shows polish.