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rated 3.78 / 5 stars
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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 5 / 5 stars

I really like this game its fun not to hard and it reminds me of space invaders

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MonoFlauta responds:

Thanks for playing! And yes, we aimed it to have an arcade style and keeping the bullet hell concept. Glad you like it!


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Really fun game with great variety. I found myself enjoying it for quite a while.

One thing that stood out for me was the recoil when you get a powerful weapon pickup. It was a nice little touch. The sound of an enemy ship exploding mixed with the recoil of your shots felt really good. Also, the music went along great with the overall art style of the game.

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MonoFlauta responds:

Thanks a lot for your feedback! Glad you enjoy it! :)


Rated 4 / 5 stars

This game seemed to go too fast for me. I was annoyed by how just one shot took me out. Shouldn't I have multiple lives? It's too easy to die! Well, it was challenging at least. The music was nice too.

I liked how there were always new weapons. The machine gun is the best. Most of the medals are pretty easy at first. I guess the design is pretty good. It's not that special, but I would recommend this.

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MonoFlauta responds:

Thanks for your review! And yes, we wanted to make it a big challenge because the highscore thing. Maybe the curve of difficulty should be lowered.
Anyway, thanks for recommending this :)


Rated 4 / 5 stars

Nice game, maybe a bit hard. It reminds me of the arcade games: very skillful, and often ending quickly.

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MonoFlauta responds:

Thanks! We wanted to achieve that feel :)


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Fun, addictive and challenging!

I had a lot of fun *trying* to get to the top of the scoreboard. The randomness and variety in enemy ships kept it interesting even after playing for quite a while. Every attempt had an unique feel to it, as the enemy waves and powerups were completly different each try, still keeping an overall pattern and difficulty curve in check, well done!

There were a few "unlucky" and "Why do you hate me game?" situations which truthfully were hilarious, a bit of bad luck and poor planning leading to an epic failure ("Well , damm"). It may seem unfair at first but it gets better as you keep going, learning how to avoid those situations thinking ahead and dealing with each enemy type better. For me, challenge makes it interesting so I am eager to see what else the game will throw at me as I progress further! Slowly but surely!!

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MonoFlauta responds:

Thanks a lot for the review! Reading things like this makes everything worth it!