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Echo Bullet

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rated 3.48 / 5 stars
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Action - Shooter - Vertical Flight
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shmup
touhou
danmaku
bullet-hell

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Oct 13, 2012 | 4:05 PM EDT

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(Please forgive for my English)

Wow... featured! I never thought Echo Bullet can be at that good! Thank everyone so much!

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UPDATE: (October 21, 2012)
-Added save function! The game will save automatic after each battle.
-Automatic scaling with SHOW ALL mode. (if you like EXACT FIT mode more please let me know. I'm confused to choose between two modes).
- Now the control system was fixed for both qwerty and qwertz keyboards. If you have any problem with the game control please let me know!
- Fixed issue when shooting in the start / tut scene.

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TIPS:
- Zoom the game screen can reduce the difficulty. When you can easy see your hitbox and enemy bullets it will be pretty much easier! If you play this game in fullscreen I'm sure it will be better!
- Direct contact with bosses doesn't hurt you!

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DESCRIPTION:
9 bosses, 30 waves of bullet hell are waiting for you. Go and let your eyes dizzy!

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NOTE:
Please leave your feedback to help me improve my game. Hope you enjoy it! Thank you so much!

"I managed to make the first boss, spell 2 like that. I tried to make a nice looking pattern but easy enough for first boss so... I make a pattern with many bullet but have safe spots, the task of player in this spell is to find those spots.

And for me the boss 1 first spell is easy, you just need to move close to the boss, when it shoot, it's make a big gap between it and bullets.

I wish that I could record a video clip of my playing to show the tactics to beat all bosses. There are some patterns seem hard but the tactics to pass them are easier than others. Example for the boss 6 first spell, you just need to relax then keep at the bottom of screen and move inside two lines of bullet. On this way you can pass the spell without losing any life!"

Reviews


CylunCylun

Rated 4 / 5 stars

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You need to implement a save function!
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I'm seeing inspiration from a lot of games, primarily Touhou: SA, here. It's obvious that you like Touhou a lot (spell break!), though I would have hoped for a wider variety of references. There are a few logistical issues with the game. Typically, in bullet hell shooters, the bullets actually have smaller hitboxes than their sprites -the ship isn't the only thing with a smaller hitbox. This, coupled with the relatively high speed of movement-even under focus shot- causes some of the attacks to be very difficult to dodge.

This game is pretty dizzying, overall, even though the bullet patterns often aren't as difficult as those in other bullet hell games. I think it might have something to do with the brightness of the projectiles. The ship's hitbox itself, though, is a bit dim, making the ship somewhat hard to trace.
To compound this problem, the bosses move quickly and constantly. In Touhou, the confusion caused by moving bosses was mitigated by an "ENEMY" icon appearing at the bottom of the screen beneath the boss's horizontal position. Perhaps you could implement this into the game.

-You never explain that direct contact with a boss doesn't hurt you

-Boss 5's "labyrinth" of bullets , presumably inspired off of one of Koishi's patterns, often produces situations that you can't really escape. The bullet's hitbox is just small enough to scrape between the bullets, but the focus movement speed is a bit too fast for that to be logistically possible. Perhaps the boss should remain stationary here?

-The final boss does not have enough HP! Coming out of the two bosses before him, he feels a bit underwhelming, and I beat him on the first try without a problem. Maybe you could give it a "true last boss" form for players with a certain score coming into the fight? At the very least, you should give it more HP

-I'm not exactly a big fan of the scoring system. There's something a bit embarrassing about floating around with twelve lives for singular duels with bosses. I understand that the large lifecount, coupled with the fast bullet speed, allows players to differentiate their scores from one another, but with that many lives, it often feels like I"m just stumbling through patterns. The speed with which you defeat the bosses is one way to measure a player's skill,yes, but with the way that the bosses move, this often becomes more a measure of luck than skill.

Usually AAA bullet hell titles (Dodonpachi Daifukkatsu, ESPGaluda 2, Touhou : Imperishable Night) have some idiosyncratic scoring system. At the very least, maybe you could make grazing a way to gain points?

All in all, I think that, while the game is fun, it lacks a certain bit of polish and balance that would make it a great flash bullet hell.


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Nonako responds:

(Please forgive for my English :<)

Thank you so much! Your feedbacks are pretty useful! With these things you said I can make my next games more better. A sad thing, I can fix movoment speed and HP of last boss when I released the game because scoring system, It seems not fair for who submited his score. About save function I'm working on it! :< Now I can make more better bullet hell games thanks for everyone feedbacks. :D

Another thing, I really love Touhou, love it so much.

Thank you again. :D


ShadowgirlXShadowgirlX

Rated 4 / 5 stars

any1 recall kupo707's Bullet Heaven game? guess THIS is where he got that from lol :P



narusaku2117narusaku2117

Rated 4 / 5 stars

I have to say thisis pretty good! The music in my opinion is a little bitter, but still a very good game none the less.


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GaruflaxGaruflax

Rated 4 / 5 stars

This reminds me a lot to Touhou.Are you sure you didn´t steal it?A lot of patterns are equals to some Touhou bosses.

Tips to improve game:
Add a save system(I was missing only 3 bosses and i have to do all again -_-).
A bomb system would be nice(you prese S and all the bullets disappear).


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Nonako responds:

(Sorry for my English)

I don't think I stole anything. I'm fan of Touhou and Touhou inspire me for this game. At first, I put "touhou" in the game labels. But I didn't manage to remake any pattern from Touhou, I just tried to make best patterns that I can make and somehow some of them simulate some Touhou boss spells. Also I simulated other things from Touhou like control system. Anyway I love Touhou and so I think it's the point, my mind was full of Touhou!

I added save function! But can't add bomb system or anything that can change the game difficulty, I'm so sorry but if I do that it will be unfair for many players who submitted their score. :<

Thank you so much for playing and feedback! :D


TuXiLLoTuXiLLo

Rated 4 / 5 stars

I love bullet hell games, this game is good but somehow seems... incomplete? I liked the music and style of it, but... some attacks seem rather easy, and some from the same boss seem impossible. For example, first boss's first spell is fairly hard, but in second spell there are two parts where you can stand an shoot without any effort. And second boss is way too easy, there are huge gaps between the bullets. Sixth boss's first spell is incredibly hard! Seems that bosses need a proper balance and more testing before a final version could be completed. But you're in the right track! Keep up the good work!


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Nonako responds:

Thank you!

I managed to make the first boss, spell 2 like that. I tried to make a nice looking pattern but easy enough for first boss so... I make a pattern with many bullet but have a safe spot, the task of player in this spell is to find this spot.

And for me the boss 1 first spell is easy, you just need to move close to the boss, when it shoot, it's make a big gap between it and bullets.

I wish that I could record a video clip of my playing to show the tactics to beat all bosses. There are some patterns seem hard but the tactics to pass them are easier than others. Example for the boss 6 first spell, you just need to relax then keep at the bottom of screen and move inside two lines of bullet. On this way you can pass the spell without losing any life! I'm so sad that I can't record a video because my PC is so old. With medium quality I can only record video clip with fps below 10. :(

Thank you so much again for playing and feedback!