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Cremation 5 Points

Obliterate the first boss with all weapon slots equipped

Rookie 5 Points

Finish the first area

AHK-372 10 Points

Defeat the second boss

Damura 10 Points

Defeat the first boss

Frequent Flyer 10 Points

Fly 3,000 miles

Junkyard 10 Points

Kill 4,000 enemies

Problem, Minecraft? 10 Points

Collect 2,000 gems (spending them is allowed)

Variety 10 Points

Use each weapon in the game at least once

Coeus 25 Points

Defeat the fourth boss

Ding Ding 25 Points

Reach level 20

Erebos 25 Points

Defeat the third boss

Hardcore 25 Points

Finish area 4 of AHK-372 with only a bullet rifle

Stealthy 25 Points

Finish area 3 of Coeus without triggering any sentry lights

Untouchable 25 Points

Finish area 4 of Erebos without taking any damage

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Author Comments

Classic top-down shooter with stat building and parts customization!
Multiple planets to see, weapons to collect, and big bosses to fight.
High scores and Medals available!

In the works since July 2010, the top-down shooter genre has been something I've always wanted to cover. Big thanks to Hyptosis and Kelwyshade for their art and music, otherwise I'd still be stuck with an unpolished engine. I think we ended up with a solid product, hope you enjoy!


A little too dry.

The game was just fun enough to stick with until I beat it, but there's just nothing about this game that really sets it apart from other shooters I've seen. Everything in the aesthetics department is just... very bland, dull, and unmemorable. It does fit with the whole "early shooter" vibe, but far too much so. I note that you do make some concessions to modern shooting gamers to try to set this game apart from the pack, but... Well, let's run down the list.

Being able to buy, pick and choose which weapons you want to bring into battle is a great way to allow players to adjust how they play, but the way you implement the shops, it doesn't really work out. There is no reason to ever, at any point, buy anything but the highest-powered engine and armor available to you, and you present them as single incremental upgrades after every boss. There is also no need to wrack your brain deciding which mod to pick, especially once you reach World 4, where the omni-mods fall to the same tactic of "just get the latest one after every boss". That leaves you with your weapons...

It just feels like there's only a couple of weapons in the game that are really going to do you any good. Early weapons are made obsolete very quickly, and the gimmicky nature of later weapons, coupled with the fact that they're just so much more powerful than earlier ones and the fact that many of the gimmicks just aren't very useful (Here I refer to the pulse cannon that doesn't even shoot more than 1/3 of the screen's height) while others are far more useful (I'm looking right at the gun that pierces through any enemy), means that you'll probably pick a few "best" weapons when you hit the mid-to-late-game and never look back.

I'm also not sure that the meshing of old-school hitboxes with new-school bullet hell, life bar or no, was a particularly wise move, because with many types of bullet spreads, you're simply too large a target to squeeze between bullets, most of which are pretty damn fast to boot- and don't get me started on the dick moves you pull with enemies spawning either on top of you, or coming in from BEHIND with absolutely no warning other than the "where the hell did this guy come from" collision damage, far more than once in the game.

Overall... this game needs a greater sense of identity, or a serious tightening of the game mechanics and shop system, or better yet, both. I know that naming it SHMUP was meant to tie in to the acronym you gave the game, but right now, the game's name feels sadly much more like an indicator of its plain, generic nature than anything else.

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Not great.

It was... Ok
it was an arcade shooter but really unfinished, (in my opinion) the ships were giant and bullets flew everywhere so half of the time you flew around the screen collecting gems in a swarm of bullets, it felt like I was trying to find a needle in a haystack filled with land mines.

Also, you lost brownie points because I didn't see a mute button.

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good concept

the game itself was good, a little repetitive, but the difficulty made it not worth playing by the second level.

not enough power-ups

not enough power ups... classic old shooters had tons of interesting power-ups and i find these sadly lacking..... making it boring to be honest... 1 minute play and i was over it.

As Sono09 said:

It's more like dodging ships more than bullets, the hitbox is too big.

And I think the upgrades are pretty lame, there is only things like shield +130 or speed +%8 -_- I got bored at stage 2, and stopped playing it at stage 3, maybe I'm going to finish it other day.
Also, the bullet patterns are not very original or fun, there was just 1 pattern I enjoyed (I think it was at the end of the first boss). There is some cases where ships come from the bottom and you can't expect that, I always get hit with that sh*t, something like a warning when ships come from behind would be cool.

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Credits & Info

4.14 / 5.00

Jul 17, 2011
5:34 PM EDT
Action - Shooter - Vertical Flight