Defend Pluto is a vertical space shooter for the Gamebuino META. This is the first beta release with only a few levels.








Controls

  • Move with the dpad
  • Shoot with the A button
  • Pause with the Menu button

Last comments

Rodot

NEW 5 days ago

At first I thought this game was too slow and I was frustrated by the limited ammunitions... but once you get over your old habits, you discover what it really has to offer. This gives a tactical dimension where ship placement and each shot counts, contrary to your usual fast-paced spamming shoot them up.

Plus, animations and pixel art are great.

Love it.

PS: Just added the embedded emulator so you can play from your browser o/

catsfolly

NEW 2 days ago

I defended Pluto (until I died).

I tried this game out on the emulator and had a good time.

I like the look of the game with the limited palette and blocky graphics. The screen transitions and animations are cool.

The limited resources add some strategy to the game. It looks very promising.


Nitpicks - 

1. I think it would be nice it it showed the level number between levels:  "Level 5 Complete" instead of just the generic "Level Complete".

2. Some statistics between rounds might be cool too, i.e. "You shot 70% of the shootable things" or 

"your shots hit something 30% of the time" (accuracy).

3. When the extra hearts display goes to zero, the 3 heart display blinks between full and empty. In the heat of battle, I glanced at the hearts and saw 3 full hearts and then I died. It might be better if in blinked between 3 empty hearts and no hearts.

4. Would it be possible to show damage on things that take multiple hits? I never know how many hits its going to take to blow something up.

5. On some levels (like levels 4 and 5) the flying spaceships are flying on top of the meteors. This makes everything look less "solid" since the objects don't collide with each other. Is this unavoidable?

6. Will there be some way to get more life? Pickups?

These are just my impressions from trying out the game. I know it's just a Beta version and you are still working on it. Feel free to ignore all my suggestions if you like....


Catsfolly

alxm

2 days ago

Cheers for your feedback, and thanks for playing my game! I'll try to add pretty much everything you mentioned above to the next version. Pickups are also in the works, for extra lives, speed and better weapons. The enemies and asteroids don't collide on purpose, I like the idea of enemy ships blending in with other obstacles for the extra surprise.

alxm

NEW 2 days ago

catsfolly catsfolly

Cheers for your feedback, and thanks for playing my game! I'll try to add pretty much everything you mentioned above to the next version. Pickups are also in the works, for extra lives, speed and better weapons. The enemies and asteroids don't collide on purpose, I like the idea of enemy ships blending in with other obstacles for the extra surprise.

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