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Battle of New Shanghai

rated 3.59 / 5 stars
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Action - Shooter - Vertical Flight

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Apr 10, 2012 | 12:15 PM EDT

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Artificial intelligence called Sini breaks out of control. Battle enemy forces to leash it once again and establish peace in New Shanghai system.

Classic top-down shooter, complete with epic storyline, pixel-art graphics, 6 different ships, 6 upgradeable weapons, 6 secondary weapons, 5 unique abilities, over 50 enemies and structures to destroy, 7 unique bosses and 8 distinct stages with hand-drawn backgrounds to fight your way through.

Use arrow keys or WASD to move your ship.

Point and click with mouse to use special ability.

Press X to skip dialogues.

+/- keys for volume control.



Rated 1.5 / 5 stars

I noticed you did put up credit for Daniel Cook's art. I just wonder if you where allowed to just bluntly copy all of tyrians art and place it together in a way less smooth game. Besides the graphical resemblence of Tyrian+dialog resembelence it is terrible. Flying goes slow, the pace in the game is just on a way to low level. And even on hardcore the game is a breeze. There is no challange what so ever.

Would Love to see a more proper credit to Tyrian aswell... The blunt copying you have done now is more then just Daniel Cook's art.

Truely a disappointing game.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

To those who say that he added nothing new in mechanics or gameplay...

THAT'S WHY HE WROTE IT'S "Classic Top-down shooter". Keyword here being CLASSIC

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Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

It has a good plot for the game but your gameplay and the mechanics are nothing new......overall fun way to kill time


Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

You should have called this game "Battle of new Tyrian"

the game should have been more engaging if the gameplay was faster and more fluid (it slows down when there are more than one ore two enemies)

and i really didn't like the soundtrack, it isn't catchy enough

anyway all those things can surely be improved in future works


Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Alot of work put into this game, so it's a shame that it's just small details that make it annoying. As mentioned before, pop-up chat boxes. You might have a great storyline (I wouldn't know), but I just got to the point of slamming the spacebar as fast as possible trying to get rid of them.
The mouse cursor that won't go away even when I'm not using the special ability (because frankly they're crap).
Having flying enemies hiding behind a building, even though they're shooting above it. They must be hiding behind it, cos I have to blow up the building before I can shoot them.
The upgrading is bizarre, in that the money to trade-in ratio is always the same (can't say I've ever seen this approach before). Is it a glitch? Not sure.
I really like the game (if that wasn't clear), but if I ever meet Mary Newell, I'm going to kick her in the nuts.

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