shmups.system11.org

Shmups Forum
 
* FAQ    * Search
 * Register  * Login 
It is currently Sun Apr 11, 2021 9:31 am View unanswered posts
View active topics



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 2 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Droid Assault. Paradroid clone.
PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 3:58 pm 



Joined: 16 Nov 2007
Posts: 655
Location: France
Developer Puppygames have released a Paradroid clone/homage called Droid Assault. Paradroid is not exactly my favourite game but I downloaded the demo and played the first few levels. I think we ought to support indie developers that concentrate on shmups. The games are available for Mac and Linux too. There's also an online high-score list.

Once you get over the typical 'casual game' presentation you'll find that this game is actually quite hardcore; in a retro sense. Gameplay is fast but controllable and thight. The action heats up at level 5, where you have to start thinking strategically just to survive. I never liked Paradroid but I do like tank shmups and I'd say this plays a lot like one, and a good one at that. Even the use of the mouse for aiming 'works'. I guess this setup have become the norm for arena shmups now.


The games homepage:
http://www.puppygames.net/droid-assault/

The developers homepage:
http://www.puppygames.net/

I recommend Titan Attacks, which is a fun and (once again) thight Space Invaders/Galaga clone. It's far, far better than most single screen shmups you will find on portals.


Top
 Offline Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 7:10 pm 


User avatar

Joined: 03 Apr 2006
Posts: 942
Played the demo, loved it, and bought the full game.
It has a nice and very challenging risk and reward system because contrary to most arena shooters you're constantly forced to decide whether to blast or recruit. Between levels you see your army of killerbots lined up, blinking, and making weird r2d2 style noises -very rewarding :D
The slightly eerie ambient tracks are pretty cool too.
Definitely worth the money.
Btw, since the original Paradroid is quite different I really wouldn't call this a clone...more like an arcade style remake.


Top
 Offline Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 2 posts ] 

All times are UTC


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 11 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Space Pilot 3K template by Jakob Persson
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group