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Death Ray Manta:The Videogame
Platforms: PC, Mac
Languages: English
Players: Single-player
Aug 30, 2012 @ 10:25am
Jul 22 @ 2:50pm

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Release date: September 2012
This is Death Ray Manta

Death Ray Manta (DRM) is a single stick shooter where you play a fish with lasers who has blown up his house and now lives in space. Take control of the Death Ray Manta yourself and clear wave after wave of colourful enemies with the ultimate aim of scoring 64.

Death Ray Manta is a pure arcade experience in the spirit of Eugene Jarvis and Jeff Minter, a brightly coloured tribute to the arcade game with a modern neon hue. With effects only possible through modern technology, Death Ray Manta harnesses the power of the modern PC to flash lights at people in lots of colours whilst staying true to the gameplay spirit of the arcade.

Can you score 64?

Death Ray Manta:The Future

If DRM gets greenlit then I'm not just going to throw it straight up the pipe, nopers. I'll spend time making it as good a fit for Steam as I possibly can. At the very least I'm fairly certain I'll be able to wangle in trading cards, badges and achievements. What else? We'll see.

Naturally enough, keys for bundles are a given providing no-one "upstairs" has any problems with that.

Death Ray Manta: The Past

Death Ray Manta also coming soon for Playstation Vita, as mentioned by Shuhei Yoshida.

Sony President Trolls Everyone - Kotaku

8/10 in Edge Magazine, 8/10 from Eurogamer with a spot at the 2012 Eurogamer Expo, 5/5 editors choice in Tap! Magazine, 4/5 from 148 Apps, 5/5 RGCD.

From the developer of the SYNSO series and creator of the challenge waves in Waves, Death Ray Manta is available for Windows and Mac, enjoying a successful run on iOS and now new to Android devices also.

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Originally posted by Edge Magazine:
The light displays are something else, too: you’re born, each round, in the midst of a blizzard of rainbow particles, and your foes fragment in a rich neon shower under impact, staining the 2D world with their reds, greens, purples and pinks. The background shifts and warps as the game projects endless LED bursts of encouragement, and the relentlessly euphoric soundtrack only adds to the over-powering atmosphere. 8/10

Originally posted by Rock Paper Shotgun:
It’s looking rather beautiful.

Originally posted by 148 Apps:
The game is perfect for pick up and play, and has plenty of satisfying fast-paced action and insanity to be definitely worth checking out.

Originally posted by Eurogamer:
DRM stands for Digital Rights Management, but thankfully we can now consign this ugly initialism to the funeral pyre of justice. Burn! And rise, Death Ray Manta, a googly-eyed Elasmobranchii that shoots lasers, kills things, and would never dream of restricting your access.

Originally posted by RGCD:
Explosions are wonderful novae of light and flare and with it being a laser spam arena blaster there's explosions EVERYWHERE by a few stages in. Our goggle eyed manta hero pukes electric death fire as an unseen narrator passes textual comment on the bottom of the screen: "Please Sir, I cannot tell a lie. DEATH RAY MANTA hit a pink robot in the face with a laser"

Originally posted by Rob Fearon:
Absolutely brilliant!

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Friends of Death Ray Manta

As well as wanting to see Death Ray Manta on Steam, I'm also someone who buys *lots* of games on Steam and there's a couple I'd really want in my library but I can't have that until they get through Greenlight. If you fancy giving them a leg up too, that'd be *massively* appreciated as they're things I'd really, really like to pay money for again and would do quite happily. Hopefully, you'll like them too.

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"The game marries all the best things about Super Stardust HD, Ridiculous Fishing, and Super Hexagon" - Warpzoned

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Popular Discussions View All (3)
Jul 22 @ 2:51pm
Bundle in a box Deep Space & Steam informations.
May 2, 2013 @ 1:08pm
Any plans for a Linux release?
May 2, 2013 @ 4:07am
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nonelink Jul 23 @ 2:14am 
Voted, yes good game!
Jon Jul 19 @ 2:00pm 
@Bobbins Wow, cool. Thanks for listening to my advice! Good luck with continuing to try getting Greenlit!
Bobbins  [author] Jul 19 @ 1:49pm 
@Jon Thanks and done!
Jon Jul 19 @ 9:11am 
I'm going back through old submissions, to vote 'Yes' on games that seemed to have been overlooked. This is certainly one of them. This has been on Greenlight nearly 2 years and should have been Greenlit by now. It may be too late for advice, however I would like to offer some: The first 'Trailer' video you have listed is curious and surreal but it provides zero information about the game. It is pretty much useless in communicating to users what they will do and what the game is about. I really think if you should lead with the second video that shows the game in action. I really think you might have been Greenlit months ago if you had. You should consider resubmitting the game with this trailer as the primary video.
hentayschik Jul 16 @ 12:18pm 
MancVanDaL Jul 16 @ 11:37am 
Voted. I thought this was already on Steam for some reason. Why is it not? WHY!?
shen100 Jul 16 @ 4:08am 
Okay voted yes
DJ_Link Jul 16 @ 3:54am 
Dr. Grant, my dear Dr. Sattler. Welcome to Death Ray Manta!!!
jonnysuave Jul 15 @ 9:33pm 
Get that dinosaur you son of a bitch!
jonfaec Jul 15 @ 7:52pm 
This was excellent on iOS - haven't played it on PC myself but I'm excited for it to be on Steam!