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Action - Shooter - Vertical Flight

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Mar 10, 2017 | 7:29 PM EST

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A bigger fish 5 Points Destroy a cruiser ship
Getting cocky 5 Points Destroy a battle ship
One-off 5 Points Destroy a speed ship
Onslaught 5 Points Fight against 30 ships at the same time
Powered up 5 Points Make your first upgrade
Start your engines 5 Points Play for the first time
Another chance 10 Points Try again after being defeated
Block this! 10 Points Destroy an energy ship
Barrager 25 Points Get the max upgrade of the rockets
Boomstick 25 Points Get the max upgrade of the shotgun
Crusader 25 Points Get the max upgrade of the cannons
Dangerous 25 Points Destroy an elite battle ship
Not so fast 25 Points Destroy an elite speed ship
Persistent 25 Points Try again 15 times
Pi 25 Points Get more than 31415 points
Superhot 25 Points Get the max upgrade of the machinegun
A matter of time 50 Points Survive at least for 2 minutes
Backstabber 50 Points Destroy a cannon ship
Cold war 50 Points Destroy a war fan ship
Over the top 100 Points Be the best of All-Time at least once

Author Comments

Asterash is a fast-paced bullet hell which features permadeath, upgrades, highscores and more!
Play complete different rounds over and over against hundreds and hundreds of enemies in seek of the best highscore in Newgrounds.
Each time you start a game, you will recieve a random level 1 weapon. You will be able to carry up to two weapons and upgrade each one of them up to three levels. But choose wisely and be careful, dying means to start over.
There are a lot of different enemies with different mechanics that will spawn in higher quantities as your score becomes higher. Move carefully around the space while firing in order to survive the longest.
Every once in a while, a special hazzard will also show up: Avoid asteroids, move around clouds or try to survive while sunflares block your view.
But above everything, remember that YOU must be the best player! Get the highest highscore of all time, at least for a second, and win the so much desired "Over the top" medal!
Asterash features an original score by CoreWars.
Asterash was powered by Framework Mono.
-Added a dead sound
-Added a custom cursor
-Added an option to make the background darker
-Added an option to hide songs
-Added an option to hide medal pop ups
-Changed the name of the Missiles to Rockets



Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

The game is fun and addictive, it's really hard to progress. You think you'll gonna make it aaaand you're dead.
It needs some polishing, sometimes you get killed with no escape, like a boss and a line of dummies with shields. Homing rockets are really weird, and too much feedback make the ship hard to move, the shotgun even replace the ship randomly =(
And last thing, i'd prefer have the weapons on the side, not on the middle of the screen hiding my ship.

So, the game contains nice ideas, really hard based on luck, with some polish it can be really good ! Medals are pretty cool

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

Grrr... this game makes me so angry! I keep dying right when I think I'm getting better at it. I got most of the medals, but I'm not sure if I have the patients to keep going. The artwork is awesome, but with the background, vibrations of the ships, and other things going on my eyes get crossed and I have a hard time telling what's an incoming enemy projectile of death or if it's something else. Oh well, it really looks great and plays amazing. This is the type of shooting game we need for PYROSCAPE 4! (I swear to god I'm working on it this week and I'll talk to you about it in a little bit on facebook)

Is there some cheats or hints you can throw my way so I can get the rest of the medals? There's no way that I can survive two minutes in this game.

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MonoFlauta responds:

Thanks for playing! About the messy screen (with all the shakes and stuff coming to you). Yes, maybe we went a bit too far in feedback haha. But well, I guess it ended up well! First place of the day finally haha.
About the medals, sorry, but we wanted this game to be the dark souls of Newgrounds! haha.
Thanks a lot for playing and looking foward to do Pyroscape 4!


Rated 3 / 5 stars

Fun game - and the changing / upgrading weapon types are really fun to play.

BUT laggy, and the therefore after a while, unplayable (too many bullets to evade all in time).

Also, Some kind of progress, or life / shield system would be cool.

Keep it up!

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Rated 3 / 5 stars

game is addicting I do like very much But this my opinion this game is so random from weapons to how the wave of enemy's show up each every time. Plus the slowness your ship gets as it powers ups most people think this. And the visibility of the bullets should be different kinda blends in with background.
As for I think weapon upgrades(should be in certain enemy's yet not all the time to make game more reasonable)
Make level progress each wave header than next( not a blasting wave out of thin air with little or upgraded weapons)
Make changes to background or bullets (so its visible to see)
Last fix the lag with ship combined with weapons/weapon upgrades
(If are going make a new version of this game maybe options could help, any ways its still a great game to kill time and very addicting)

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

It's a really well made game, good at it's core, and fun to play. Good job folks, it's a wonderful procrastination activity and i don't see a reason not to give it 5 stars.
It's a bit laggy, which affects the gameplay, but i don't know if it's a issue just for me, so i will not punish the rating for this.

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