Cat Astro Phi

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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

Secret Medal ????? Points

Unlock this medal to learn its secrets!

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 disasterpeace.com - 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!


Fun but...

Reminds me of why I never could play gameboy games for long. Linear with very inflexible game mechanics and consequences. Reminds me of the ol' castlevania or batman games. I lasted until the beginning of level 2.

The big plus to it is that you respawn rather than start over, so at least this game learned something from its origins two decades later ;)

I love the style and nostalgia though, so I ended up appreciating the artistic approach more than the game itself. Good job!


fantastic retro style and game play, really makes me think of playing this on my old game boy, really the only annoying part is how slippery the ship controls but since it seems like your supposed to get destroyed in those parts, I forgive

In love

Stylistic, true, nostalgic. It seems that nowadays people just mock the style by using it, but I've actually felt like I was playing a genuine game that's presentation is vital to the atmosphere for once. Shit.


I love the Gameboy style screen border, as well as the monotone green and black (Since most people tend to think the Gameboy was in black and white). I love the multiple game modes, as well as the interesting and funny story. Overall, I enjoyed this game.

And, honesty time. I like the game, don't get me wrong, but I'm only writing a review to get an entry into your CD contest...I normally write reviews for games I like but find something big in them that keeps them from being great, or annoying parts of the game that could be changed...Don't hate me.

I love this, very classic.

I have my original gameboy, and I still play it. You could not have been more spot on with it, and the game was original and amazing. Keep up the good work, I'm definitely looking forward to playing this more.

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Credits & Info

4.22 / 5.00

Dec 8, 2010
1:22 AM EST
Action - Shooter - Multidirectional