@connorses: Shmups have reduced hitboxes for such things. It makes for 'impossible looking coolness' while playing. Usually the hitbox is simply the 2 or 3 pixels for the cockpit, everything else are just graphics stuck to your hit box that aren't affected by anything.
You have a very fine bullet hell going here. If you want some ideas, you might look to the game, "Invader" for Gameboy Advance.
They have worked in some nice interactive elements including contacting mother base before and during missions.
- title music
- lot of bug fixes
- some score balance
- new score effects
- fully playable: title->ranking->play->win->...
- slow mode for boss crowded patterns
- 2nd level is in progress, the small ennemies part is almost ready, (need some balance), the boss part isn't started yet.
Thanks you @elneil
I agree for the blue smoke and I will reduce the time it takes to disappear.
But not for the flash effect, there is 3 way for an enney to take damage: the beam (2 shoot per frame), the lazer (hitscan), and explosion from other killed ennemies. Both beam and lazer will hit every frame, and so, the screen will be completly white.
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