Last time we looked at a modern but retro styled game. There is a separate branch of games that are 'neo-retro', combining a fusion of old styling and newer styling.
PuppyGames offers such a game, in Titan Attacks.
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There are some games that I don't know where to start in talking about them, even though there is a lot to talk about.
Escape Velocity: Nova is one of those.
Tagged: 2002, Ambrosia Software, ATMOS, demo available, OS X, sci-fi, space shooter, Windows | 2 repliesContinue reading →
I like a great shoot-em-up, who doesn't? But for years there's hasn't been that much in the way of evolution of the concept.
Zeit² promises an interesting twist on the concept if nothing else.
Tagged: 2011, Brightside Games, bullet hell, demo available, indie, sci-fi, Sci-Fi Month, side scrolling shooter, space shooter, Steam, time travel, Ubisoft, Windows | No repliesContinue reading →
Few games have ever been described as 'space opera' and even fewer of those have actually earned that title legitimately.
But Wing Commander certainly did.
Tagged: 1990, Amiga, DOS, GOG.com, Origin Systems, sci-fi, Sci-Fi Month, space shooter, Wing Commander | 1 replyContinue reading →
Kicking off the month of Sci-Fi Games, is a curious little shooter, whose author gave it the tag line 'Speed! More speed!'
Two words: Torus Trooper. SPEED, MORE SPEED!
Tagged: 1001 Games, 2005, ABA Games, bullet hell, freeware, OS X, rails shooter, sci-fi, Sci-Fi Month, space shooter, Windows | 2 repliesContinue reading →
Well, I guess my clues are a bit vague at the moment - or perhaps my choice of game a touch obscure. Today we're looking at Blaster, from Williams and published as part of the Midway Arcade Treasures.
If it isn't the first into-the-screen shooter, it's certainly amongst the earliest.
Tagged: 1983, coin-op machine, rails shooter, Retro Month, sci-fi, space shooter, Vid Kidz, Williams Electronics | 2 repliesContinue reading →
So, the ninja from the Nth dimension, on his first outing - it can only be the classic jump 'n' run, Zool!
No correct guesses, but I'm not entirely surprised, it never gained as much traction as perhaps it deserved, but we'll look at that when we get there.
Tagged: 1992, Amiga, cartoons, DOS, Gremlin Graphics, jump'n'run, Retro Month, space shooter | No repliesContinue reading →
Hmm, no guesses for today's game. I didn't give out particularly great clues, but this was kind of a hard one.
Today's oft-forgotten gem is Taito's Volfied.
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godboko was the first to figure out today's game from my subtle clues yesterday (no, the Mix-Up game doesn't count, it's a bonus update!)
Andrew Braybrook? If we're talking Amiga update to one of his legendary creations, there's pretty much only one game it could be - doubly so since we already covered Paradroid... it has to be Uridium 2.
Tagged: 1993, Amiga, freeware, Graftgold, Renegade Software, Retro Month, sci-fi, side scrolling shooter, space shooter | No repliesContinue reading →
Welcome to our next instalment of our journey through computer gaming goodness. Today, we're taking a look at 'S', and we're looking at the most bizarrely named "Space Pirates and Zombies".
Yes, that's right. Pirates and zombies IN SPACE. What's not to like already?
Developers (Y-Z, #)