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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. https://soundcloud.com/corewarsofficial
Asterash was powered by Framework Mono. http://monoflauta.com/portfolio/frameworkstools/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

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Well its seems now that one last medal is impossible. Maybe delete it?

Double machinegun makes the game SOOO slow - minus severe points. Edit: it's the ship's movement that gets hindered, not the game speed - OK, still this have to be said somewhere.

My score is 36100 ;)

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

EDIT - I now got all of the medals like a year later besides the one where you have to get the top score ever.

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.

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!