SOLAR BLASTER: CHALLENGE STAGE
The Earth is under attack from the invading alien war machine! Take control of the Solar Blaster fighter ship and strike back!
Solar Blaster: Challenge Stage is an action packed space shooter where you’ve got 2 minutes to get the high score. Destroy as many enemy waves as you can within the time limit, collect power ups like rapid fire and spread shot and cause massive destruction with your 3 super bombs.
This game is based on the 2 minute ‘caravan’ shooter format from classic PC Engine games. I wanted to create a simple, fun shooter that was easy to pick up and play and that players would want to keep coming coming back to again and again.
Solar Blaster: Challenge Stage is my first completed game for Pico-8 and I hope you all have fun playing it! Try competing with your friends to see who can get the high score.
The game has also launched on itch.io, where it can be played in your browser or you can download for free the stand alone versions for Windows, Mac, Linux and Raspberry Pi:
Take up the challenge and go for the high score!
thipeto, stilvoid, JackJack3136 - thanks so much for your comments! I'm glad you are all enjoying the game! Endless mode is an interesting idea, for me the whole concept and design of the game revolves around the time limit so to have a mode where the time limit is removed is certainly something to think about!
Just a quick update to this to say that I am currently working on version 1.1 of the game which will feature the new 'Endless Attack' mode! This mode removes the time limit and allows you to play for as long as you can survive. The difficulty will increase the further you get, and should provide a fun alternative challenge! The regular 2 minute Challenge Stage mode is still the main focus of the game, but you'll be able to switch between games modes on the title screen. The new Endless Attack mode will also have its own separate high score. I'm currently testing the new version and will hopefully have it ready for release by the end of this week.
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