Kalikan is a vertically scrolling bullet hell 'shmup inspired by Dodonpachi- pushing the limits of ~virtual~ hardware . Control one of 3 1 ship(s) featuring two varied attack modes . Maintain your chain to compete for the highest scores
*NOTE: Kalikan is a work in progress . Things are subject to change- and your feedback is incredibly welcome . If you enjoy Kalikan and have something you watch added , edited , changed , or removed , let me know !
- Use the arrow keys to move
- Use the X key to shoot
- Use the Z key to bomb
Kalikan features GPS ( get point system ) scoring , for maximum points you will need to combo enemy kills together into long chains which increase your score multiplier exponentially !
Additionally , medals can be chained together to multiply their value !
Will be taking a break from this project for a bit , but will likely come back eventually .
Thanks for your support <3 - Louie
I can't really tell how good the game, since it's exactly the type of shmup I don't personally like. However, I think if getting high scores through combos is a major emphasis, then a menu option to go back to ship select would be a good idea once you have more ships. That way players can quickly check which one is best for each section of the game.
this game feels great! i'm not the greatest at shmup games but this one was really fun! i ended up getting the 1st rank score and spamming the leaderboard, somehow (is anyone gonna beat my score? haha). the game is just really smooth and the bullet laser mechanic is very nice. great game!
edit: for the locked ships, are they not added yet and will be on the next update?
I've been keeping an eye out for this since you posted the teaser on Reddit a few weeks ago and it's absolutely exceptional! Quite possibly my favourite Pico-8 shmup for far, shame I'm utter crap at it.
Well done for such a high quality execution. I've paid money for games with less polish ;)
@MeIsPablo I haven't made it yet xD
@Shadow_Blaster6 xD !
@DigitalMarisa Thank you :'))
@Tornader Unsure how that works specifically , but I'm doing a lot of #load calls- which might break cart image functionality :"(
@WoopyBoiii I'm so glad I could be the gateway shmup xDD
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