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TRACTRON 2020

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You're in DEEP SPACE surrounded by ALIENS with nothing but your wits - and your TRACTOR BEAM!


TRACTRON 2020 is a throwback to arcade invader-style shmups of the early 80s with a TWIST. Reel enemies in and use their weapons AGAINST THEM! THREE unique weapons! SEVEN levels of difficulty! How high can you score?


CONTROLS:

[ARROW KEYS] - MOVE

[Z] - SHOOT

[X] - TRACTOR BEAM


TIPS:

-Your regular shot can't HURT enemies, but it does make them ANGRY - use it to lure them in and TRACTOR BEAM them!

-Enemies will shoot at you in later stages, but don't worry - you can use CAPTURED ENEMIES to BLOCK BULLETS!


CREDITS:

DESIGN, PROGRAM, SOUND

geno7 (https://twitter.com/geno7_)


GRAPHICS, ADDITIONAL DESIGN

Cam Bulat (https://twitter.com/umjammercammy)

J.B. Meredith (https://twitter.com/G33X)


LOGO

Pik


TESTING

C. J. Deuschle

Novaya (https://twitter.com/NovayaCM)


PALETTE SWAPPING SYSTEM

Jon Peterson (https://twitter.com/Pixelated_Pope)

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I can see the influence of the classic Arcade game Galaga, which was also released on the original NES. It looks similar to Galaga, with a little bit of updating. The attacking concept of angering an enemy and using it as a weapon, is questionable. You either love it or hate it.

Neat game! There's some hidden depth with how you can grab enemies that are charging at you on their own, instead of having to always shoot them first, and shooting carelessly creates more stuff being launched at you anyway. The result is that this shmup requires a lot more thought about when to shoot than most. The only shame is that the content runs out so fast; this definitely could use more enemy types.

a pretty fun game with a pretty fun twist

i like how there ia a mechanic where u can use the enemy as your weapen. this is a galaga based game right?

Press "Z" A22bro415

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3.71 / 5.00

Uploaded
Jan 22, 2020
11:52 PM EST
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