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For this game I took inspiration from a retro arcade game called Bosconian. If you haven't played the original game you should try it. It's pretty fun :)


As always ratings and constructive feedback with reviews are much appreciated. I will be updating the game with minor changes and bug fixes so if there's a change you think would be good for the game, let me know!


--Controls--

Move with the arrow keys.

Shoot with space.

Pause with escape.


--Update 2/19/20--

Added an autofire feature.

Fixed saves.

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relember good times atari games

Nice little callback to Bosconian indeed. Used to play that alot.

I think you have a pretty good game here, I can definitely see the retro influences. The auto fire feature definitely makes the game a lot easier and funner to play, having to spam the fire button is one thing I don't miss from old school shooters. I think you pretty much nailed the aesthetic; I really loved the CRT mode in particular!
The sound effects are pretty good, especially the explosion sound, but I personally feel like it could have used some background music.
Overall, nice work!

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An interesting bug that I found is that its actually possible to die immediately after destroying the last red turret thing in a level - this causes you to get a game over right after starting the next level. Maybe make it so that as soon as the turret is destroyed the game pauses, rather than having a second or so delay? Either that or give the player an extra life so that they don't instantly lose when the next level starts.

I like it, it doesn't need any upgrades. Auto fire could be useful but not necessary. I don't know I you have it but having a boss level would be cool.

Also a bug maybe, my reported high score keeps showing only my second best. I tried playing through a few more times and no change. (in game high score shows, the newground leaderboard part only reads my 2nd best.)

not bad! Auto fire OR weapon charging by holding down space would be nice. and some upgrades...