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Cat Astro Phi

rated 4.22 / 5 stars
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Dec 8, 2010 | 1:22 AM EST

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Hello Joshua 5 Points Hack any planets first lazer wall without failing
M41-A 5 Points Kill all bots on any level
Atari wouldn't like it 10 Points Destroy 30 asteroids during the story sequences
Autopilot to LV-426 10 Points Complete Planet 1
Express elevator to hell 10 Points Complete Planet 2
Farewell Sulaco 10 Points Complete Planet 3
Eric and the Floaters 25 Points Destroy 20 bots using only bombs
I'll go out there 25 Points Bomb your way to the secret area on Planet 2
Faster than a UD4L Cheyenne 50 Points Complete the game in under 20 mins in one sitting
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Author Comments

v1.3 = Updated December 24th 2010 (see bottom)

Created in the style of a Gameboy Classic title, this is a space-action pixel-art adventure!

There is much planet exploring, bot shooting, bomb exploding, lazer wall hacking, sentry gun evading, cat finding fun to be had :)

We like to think of Cat Astro Phi as a mini-Zelda in space. Obviously we'll never be as good as Zelda, but you've got to have something to aim for, right?

The fantastic soundtrack was created by Rich Vreeland of - hit the Extras option in the menu for more details. The pixel magic was spun by Ilija Melentijevic. Yes he used only 4 colours for the whole game, and a resolution of 160x144 (just like a real Gameboy). There are more details to be found in the End Credits scroller, if you manage to complete the game ;)

Oh and please - don't be fooled into thinking this is just some lame Asteroids shmup. If that's all you think, you didn't play it far enough :)

Many thanks to Adam Atomic for his support, Tom Fulp for believing in us and sponsoring, and you guys for playing!

Good luck Space Cadet :)

v1.3 Update

This addresses a few bugs people have found:

1) You can't die if the lazer wall override panel is open
2) Pausing while hacking the lazer wall used to lock the game, now fixed
3) Removed console key
4) You no longer need to save bots from Sentry Gun fire to get the Pacifist medal
5) You can't blow up space on level 3 (sorry :)
6) You can't fire / move while the space ship is taking off
7) If you paused while the pause overlay was tweening out, it got stuck
8) Fixed small bug in the M41-A medal where it wouldn't reset bot killed counter between planets properly
9) Version number is now displayed on Credits screen in the text at the bottom

Note: I've re-submitted the SWF to NG, but because this is a featured game it may take a while for them to approve it. Basically if it says v1.3 in the Credits screen (it pops-up at the bottom) then cool. Otherwise, try again another day please!



Rated 4 / 5 stars

Good use of the Game Boy

Well, it's a very interesting game, that can keep you addicted for long stretches, so be warned, unless you wish to bid farewell to your free time, or lunch hour.

The mechanics are well designed for the game and you have to think your way through the puzzles, particularly in the latter levels, when more monsters and droids run around to kill you. I am very impressed with the dynamic of this that keeps the two sections of the game separate, though one is merely filler and the other is actual gameplay. Sandwich that onto an imitation screen of a Game Boy, that the batteries don't run out on and we're away.

If anything, it's a shame that the game weren't longer and a more substantial plot would have helped matters along, as opposed to ejected cat, run to planet surface, save cat, get enough power and fly ship away. It's a good formula for the short term, but it can get old fast.

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Rated 4.5 / 5 stars


Kept thinking the battery light would start to fade, making me lose my data


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Pretty good

There was a glitch on the second planet, I think. There is a short block puzzle. If you die once, the one of the blocks spawns another one next to it, and it becomes unmovable, breaking the game.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Loved it.

Great game with an amazing soundtrack! One of the best games of 2010, with a good amount of difficulty and a retro interface to boot! This brought me back to the good ol' days of squinting at my handheld, I only wish this game existed in the days of GameBoy. Props to you.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

This game rocks my socks.

And this is the first time using this expression so that says something about this game, I mean wow, pure nostalgia, the graphics are Awesome, I could have sworn I was playing an actual Gameboy from the intro, really well done!!!

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