Quick Peeks: Annihilation

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AnnihilationToday I've got a great arena shooter for you all to check out. It's been around for a few years.. However, with things being as they are on the net, it's easy for a few games to sneak by. Well, that's what I'm here for- to shine a spotlight on some of the gems that may have slipped your notice.

Today we will take a look at Annihilation.

Annihilation is a fantastic freeware remake of Bizarre CreationsGeometry Wars. The game was coded in BlitzMax (source included with game) back in 2006 by Andy Noble; who originally wrote it because he had seen Geometry Wars but couldn't afford to buy an Xbox 360 to play it. Necessity being the mother of invention, or re-invention in this case, he set about recreating the game and did a damn fine job.

 
Goal of the game: Kill everything and try not to die.
Controls: Keyboard, Keyboard & Mouse, Dual Analog Joystick, Joystick and 4 button fire (simulates dual analog setup on gimpy gamepads).
Extra Life: Every 75,000 points.
Extra Bomb: Every 100,000 points.
Weapon Change: Every 10,000 points (depending on what you've been killing)
Awards: Given for achieving various tasks in game.

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Enjoy,
-Gandalf42

NOTE: if you enjoy shmups take a gander at my site Shmuptacular.com. It's a community site for fans of shoot'em up games and has been around, in varying states of activity, for the last five years. It has a fairly extensive collection of freeware shooters and shmup related artwork- So, if that sounds like fun then drop by, create an account and grab some more great freeware shooters.

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clok1966
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And here I thought it was the

And here I thought it was the old RTS game (and wanted to see some info on that :) ). I was never the fan of Geo wars most where, it is fun and I LOVE the color/vector look of the game, but my slow old reaction times do not make me any good at these games anymore. It always reminded me of Tempest/asteroids mix. Tempest may by my single most loved arcade game, and the Atari Jag version (tempest 2000) is easily my most played (ever) console game. I used to (winter, slow weekends) mix myslef a drink, sit in my bean bag and play a game of tempest 2000... A good game was almost a Zen state, i could play easily for several hours and quit with many free lives. It was one of those "good feelings" games.. I could just sit and play, enjoy the techno music, the lights and colors and not feel bored for hours.

I am going to check this out, im sure the frustration with my poor reaction times will still be there, but when its free at least I dont feel bad about getting it.

Chip Hageman
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Tempest
clok1966 wrote:

Tempest may by my single most loved arcade game, and the Atari Jag version (tempest 2000) is easily my most played (ever) console game. I used to (winter, slow weekends) mix myslef a drink, sit in my bean bag and play a game of tempest 2000... A good game was almost a Zen state, i could play easily for several hours and quit with many free lives.

Agreed, Tempest is one of the best classic arcade games around.. right up there with Galaga in my book. And Jeff Minter's Tempest 2000 was an amazing version of the classic.

BTW: If you haven't checked it out yet, you should definitely have a go at Tsunami 2010. It will certainly bring back some pleasant memories. :-)

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Mark Vergeer
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Wow

Wow looking forward to playing a homebrew Geometry Wars implementation.

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