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How is this game?
Hey all,

Is this game fun? How's the gameplay mechanism? Is it those kind of games where you just repeatedly rinse through levels without much depth and just this same sort of gameplay?

Or is it unique and interesting?
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Pukepile Dec 24, 2013 @ 2:52pm 
I haven't gotten very far into the game because I suck at it but it's fun. It's really colorful with lots of explosions. It's sort of like the old Asteroids game but updated. It took me a little while to get used to the keyboard controls, though. Here is Total Biscuit's video of the game and it is a good example of what it is like.
SKull Mar 9, 2014 @ 10:09pm 
It`s great I think and the best schmup on Steam. The thing about it that puts some people off is that it is very easy to finish because of all the bonus lives you get. It is perfectly normal to finish it the first time you play it, but that`s not where the game shines.
The mechanics and the scoring is what will keep you playing, because it is elegant and insanely hard at the same time. Basically each stage has debris you need to destroy to open the portal to the next level, and as you destroy the debris aliens spawn which you need to kill. The faster you destroy debris, the more points you get because of the multiplier score globes and the more aliens you spawn at the same time. Therefore when you just play carefully to get through the game you`ll breeze through it but if you play aggressively to get points you get flooded by aliens.
To get the highest scores possible you must therefore bump the debris together in a cluster before you start detroying it, so you can try to get all of it destroyed with multipliers. Battling your own high score by taking greater and greater risks is the point of the game, and since you get a huge bonus at the end for each life you have left, you need to try and do it without dying, which is unbelivably hard on the later stages when you push hard for points.

Get it immediately!
Last edited by SKull; Mar 9, 2014 @ 10:09pm
Too much♥♥♥♥♥♥on the screen, which was off putting.
I couldn't enjoy it so I idled in it for cards.
Ron Jeremy Jun 1, 2014 @ 8:20pm 
very fun only very short :( needs sequel with co op and 100 more levels(could have been the same bs over and over i would have not cared). got it for 1 dollar definetly worth it , its like asteroids meets hellshooter , if your good at it its nice and tests your reflexes, if your not , youll still beat it pretty easy with infinite lives but you dont keep your score.

get that guys 66% off coupon he is giving out for free in the forum. for a dollar its freaking great as a quick thrill. not even a beer is that cheap.
Last edited by Ron Jeremy; Jun 1, 2014 @ 8:26pm
scotch egg Jul 18, 2014 @ 9:42am 
the game is fun
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