View Full Version : What's that one game...
03-18-04, 09:47 AM
It's like action/adventure, you control a spaceship and shoot things. Your spaceship is along the bottom of the screen and you can move it around. The screen scrolls vertically as you go through the level destroying things and collecting gems. Boss at the end with an HP bar. Between levels you can upgrade your ship by buying new engine, weapons, etc. Cupla bonus levels filled with tons of gems, but you have to find the entrance to get to the bonus levels.
Any ideas? This was one of the coolest games ever, I haven't played it in a long time, and now I can't remember what it's called so I can download it again! I'm having a major craving for it and I don't even know what it was called =(
Mardoc the Dwarf
03-18-04, 10:01 AM
Sounds like pheonix for the ti-83+
03-18-04, 10:02 AM
It's a very colorful scrolling shooter... the coolest part was upgrading your ship. You could get little mines that would float at the back or sides of your ship, different kinds of weapons that took so much energy to fire so some could fire constantly (laser beam) others every second or two, different generators to provide power for the weapons and shields etc....
Dammit what is it CALLED?? *bangs head on wall*
03-18-04, 10:07 AM
Nope not galaga or galaxian. Wayyy more colorful than that, lots of bright colors. All the different weapons had different colors, the level, etc etc.
The most distinctive part about the game was that you could upgrade your ship at the end of each level with whatever money you collected during the level. Weapons, shields, power generator, etc. Some upgrades were only available during certain levels but most you could get anytime as long as you had the money. You could even buy a new ship every few levels if you had the cash for it I think.
03-18-04, 10:12 AM
shoot I know the one you're talkin about. Hellah cool game, but I can't help while at work. Maybe at home I can start scanning...
03-18-04, 10:57 AM
There was one weapon that was a constant laser beam, if you kept firing it would just be a continuous beam and you could move it back and forth over the enemies killing them all. However, unless you had the best generator, you'd run out of energy after a few seconds and wouldn't be able to fire. If you had the best generator you could do it the whole level though I think....
Damn that game was cool and I can't think of the name for the life of me! It was a pc only game, shareware I think it was. I think the name ended in "ian"....
03-18-04, 11:11 AM
You sure it wasn't Demonstar?
I'm absolutely sure i played the same game also. Brelkor the Blackhammer, The Masta Back Stabba, retired rogue
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03-18-04, 11:14 AM
The game you describe sounds like Super R-Type what system was the game for?
03-18-04, 11:26 AM
Hrm, I thought R-types were horizontal scrollers, though?
Hrm, I think I found what game you're talking about. Sinistar Unleashed? I never heard of it before, but I was thinking what you were talking about sounded a lot like Sinistar. And Sinistar Unleashed has upgradeable equipment. Edited by: Pedric Cuf at: 3/18/04 11:32 am
03-18-04, 12:27 PM
Sounds a lot like Raptor: Call of the Shadows (shareware released through Apogee) to me... or as mentioned above, Demonstar (which was basically the sequel to Raptor)
03-18-04, 12:29 PM
Nope, none of those. It was shareware and only had like a dozen levels.
I just remembered, you could also play two player simultaneous, like one with the keyboard and one with the mouse, you'd both be on the screen at the same time fighting through the same levels, and you could each upgrade your ship separately between levels depending on how much money each of you got during the level. Would scroll up through the level and stop scrolling when you got to the boss...
03-18-04, 12:39 PM
Googling....any of those sound right?
03-18-04, 12:49 PM
03-18-04, 01:08 PM
Try looking through this list for something. Specifically the last link for vertical shooters.
Veteran Lemac Dushae
Deceiver for <Gorilla Warfare>
03-18-04, 01:25 PM
Thanks Lemac, you're a lifesaver! Found it on the list you provided. I know what I'll be playing tonight, wahoo! You all should check this game out, it's by far one of the most fun arcade-style games I've EVER played for the pc. Here's a description from the site Lemac referenced if anyone is interested:
Quote:Tyrian 2000 is a direct rerelease of the original action smash, Tyrian. It is essentially the same game with an additional new episode (Hazudra Fodder), a revised engine (less bugs and better controls) and added Windows support. It also adds another option called "Timed Battle".
Tyrian is nothing like your run-of-the-mill shoot-'em-up. It gained a following even larger than the classic Raptor: Call of the Shadows, and rightfully so: it has a plot. A plot, you ask? Yes. And even a complex one. You play the role of Trent Hawkings, this galaxy's ace solo fighter-pilot, whose luck forces him to save the galaxy, one time after another. Again and again, Trent must fight off MicroSol, a company with the evil intent of taking over the galaxy. Through your struggles, you will find yourself again and again betrayed by friends and allies, your parents will be killed and you will have to return to points you've already been to (with variations on the levels) in order to remove further threats to the galaxy and to yourself, all for the ultimate goal of overthrowing MicroSol.
Tyrian also has two player arcade mode and supports network/modem/serial play. It features a multi-layered ship upgrade engine, in which you can change hulls, decide upon and upgrade your front and rear weapons, buy better shields and generators and even add ship "sidekicks". Tyrian's complete arsenal amound to over a dozen type of ships and over 100 weapon types!
Thanks again everyone, this would've driven me crazy for a month without your help =)
03-19-04, 11:01 AM
Glad to help. I'll be giving it a play through this weekend too.