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Action - Shooter - Multidirectional

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Aug 12, 2011 | 2:23 PM EDT

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Bombardier 5 Points Throw your first bomb
Enlightened 5 Points Watch the credits until the end
First Blood 5 Points Kill your first enemy
Private 5 Points Complete Chapter 1 on Normal difficulty
Airforce Specialist 10 Points Complete Chapter 2 on Hard difficulty
Airman 10 Points Complete Chapter 1 on Hard difficulty
Conscientious Objector 10 Points Complete Chapter 2 without shooting
Corporal 10 Points Complete Chapter 2 on Insane difficulty
Ensign 10 Points Complete Chapter 3 on Insane difficulty
Kitty 10 Points Acquire 9 lives
Master Sergeant 10 Points Complete Chapter 3 on Hard difficulty
Millionaire 10 Points Earn 1 million points
Officer 10 Points Complete Chapter 2 on Normal difficulty
Pacifist 10 Points Complete Chapter 1 without shooting
Senior Airman 10 Points Complete Chapter 1 on Insane difficulty
Sergeant 10 Points Complete Chapter 3 on Normal difficulty
Story Nerd 10 Points Watch all 6 cutscenes without skipping
Air Force General 25 Points Beat the game on Normal difficulty
Brigadier General 25 Points Complete Chapter 5 on Insane difficulty
Captain 25 Points Complete Chapter 4 on Insane difficulty
Colonel 25 Points Complete Chapter 5 on Hard difficulty
Commander 25 Points Complete Chapter 4 on Hard difficulty
Lieutenant 25 Points Complete Chapter 4 on Normal difficulty
Major 25 Points Complete Chapter 5 on Normal difficulty
Passive Resister 25 Points Complete Chapter 3 without shooting
Space Admiral 50 Points Beat the game on Hard difficulty
Intergalactic Admiral 100 Points Beat the game on Insane difficulty

Author Comments

Finally, after more than a year of development I am proud to present this Nanobeast to fellow newgroundians.

The game is a challenging retro shooter with an interesting upgrade system that involves collecting power-ups. However, when you collect a power-up (P) that does not mean you have upgraded immediately. You get to choose how to use those power-ups to upgrade your general stats:
- speed of your ship (you need 1 power-up)
- power of your weapon (you need 2 power-ups)
- fire rate of your weapon (you need 3 power-ups)
- bombs (you need 4 power-ups)
- lives (you need 5 power-ups)

There are 2 additional weapons to be collected as you play: missiles and side gun.

There are 27 medals to be achieved, go get them!!!


Use the arrow keys to move
Press 'A' to shoot left
Press 'D' to shoot right
Press 'S' to activate your current power-up level
Press 'W' to release a bomb

The game is generally very challenging. There are three difficulty settings: normal, hard and insane. There is no easy.

The highscore system multiplies your score depending on which difficulty setting you play and how many medals you have collected.

The game features original 8-bit music written especially for 'Nanobeast' by Christian Erenskjold a.k.a Coffee-Break, a very talented NG musician. Other musicians who also contributed are listed in the credits.

I have been developing and beta testing this game heavily for a long time. Any feedback and ideas will be greatly appreciated.


Daily 1st, Weekly 2nd in games, Weekly 8th overall and more than 350K plays? Thank you Newgrounds! You guys are absolutely outstanding!!! Every single one of you.

Hope you enjoy and see you soon with another game!

- Hristo Atanasov (RatherRandom)



Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Fun, but.........

It's a fun game, but I don't think you can honestly call your upgrade system original when you borrowed the concept from the Parodius series


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

System of a down anyone?

Very cool game. Satifying gameplay and an enjoyable retro aesthetic.


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Sweet game!

Probably the best game I have played in awhile because it was so much fun! It did get worse as you lost your weapons. To think, at first I thought you didn't lose your weapons as you died, but I was wrong. Another cool thing was how the graphics were so simplistic, but it was still very hard! It made sense that you got a medal simply for completing each level. The graphics reminded me of some of the games made by poxpower.

Obviously, you are good in your own right. Another neat thing was how the enemies all had fairly unique designs. They came out in some of the weirdest and funniest shapes I could imagine for a game like this. I have little doubt such a cool game will pass judgement. With all those enemies coming at you, the bosses are actually the easiest of all!

RatherRandomReality responds:

I'm quite happy how all those enemies turned out considering that that's my first project in which I use pixelated graphics. Thank you for playing!


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars


guy under me is an idiot, i run vista and it kicks ass! love the game dude!


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Great game!

I really enjoyed playing this! I was feeling like a boss for the first two levels whooping ass as I went along with like 6 lives and some like level 6 guns (with missiles) and then the second I started the third level, I died. SO IT WAS OOOOON!

Great fun to play anyway, I love the pixel art style and I really liked the level up system as well, really nice touch.
Keep it up man!

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