Update: Bashteroids

Update! New stuff! Yes, it’s been a while, but I’m still working on Bashteroids. In an effort to continue adding to the difficulty of the game, we have some changes. To bring the shield power-up more in line with the effectiveness of the health power-up, the number of hits the shield can take has been reduced from three to two. This is so that the health power-up, which can restore up to three hits, is not overshadowed by the shield, which could also take three hits and could be stacked. With this minor change comes a more major change: Boss…

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Update: Bashteroids!

Hey guys! Guess what? Bashteroids has an update! Beyond some minor fixes (when pickups spawn, sprite color changes), there are two new major changes! Starting at level 15, a new asteroid can appear for destruction, the phase-teroid. The phase-teroid is an asteroid composed of rocky materials along with an unheard-of element, which causes it to shift in and out of this reality, only identifiable by the dark spot it leaves behind. Along with this new asteroid, there is a new enemy. Another in the line-up for the space bees, it is the split shot bee! This orange insectoid can fire…

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Review: Crypt of the Necrodancer

It’s been a bit since my last review, but I’m back to write some more. This week’s review is another indie title that incorporates rogue-like elements into a top-down dungeon crawler (big shock), but with a twist: you must move to the beat or face defeat. From Brace Yourself Games, it’s Crypt of the Necrodancer, let’s go!   This game is, as mentioned, a rogue-like dungeon crawling game, much like Rogue, but Necrodancer incorporates elements from rhythm games, such that everything must be done in time to the music. Play as Cadence, a young girl looking for answers in an…

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Review: Epic Battle Fantasy 1 and 2

In my Epic Battle Fantasy 4 review, I had mentioned wanting to also go over the earlier titles from Matt Roszak in the series. As EBF3 is much more similar to EBF4, this will be a short review of the earlier titles, Epic Battle Fantasy 1 and 2. Here we go!   To start things off, some context. Epic Battle Fantasy came out as an in-browser flash game in May of 2009. At the time, it released on Newgrounds, Kongregate, and Armor Games to good reviews, and still gets regular traffic. While Roszak had been making flash animations for a…

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