Thursday, 24 November 2011
Banshee (Amiga CD32)
These monsters must be stopped.
I have no idea what the dots next to the shield gauge are for, but the 'loops' counter above it shows how many times I can do a special loop attack which makes me invulnerable for a few seconds. Sadly it's not a screen clearing attack, it only hits enemies directly in my path.
Okay I want another go. That was just a practice run, I think I can do better this time.
I feel a bit guilty now, after blowing up such a nice piece of pixel artwork. Then again, it still looks great with all the holes and exposed framework. And a few tasteful explosions.
No, this is just another ship. Damn, this level is huge. I thought I was finished with it after killing that boss, but apparently it was just a lowly mid-boss.
I decided to strafe across between them, taking out the gatling guns simultaneously. It seemed like a good idea before both their homing launchers popped up and started targeting me.
Wow, each of those bridge struts have slightly different art, this game is amazingly detailed. Damn, I need to focus. My attention keeps drifting away from the gameplay to look at the graphics instead.
Holy shit this level is long.
I'm starting to think this game is like S.W.I.V, with one long level that keeps going on until the end of the game, because I haven't had a break yet.
I'm doing a really crappy job of avoiding the ball and chain swinging across the screen. I'm really not sure how I'm supposed to do it, because the spiky ball can reach the corners and the going across the chain also hurts me.
Oh damn, my plane has exploded again. When did that happen? This is what I get for not paying attention.
I should probably say something about this weapon upgrade I found, uh... fuck, who even cares? Look at the cool rain effect and the pools of light cast by the streetlights!
I'm pretty much just playing on autopilot at this point, just flying around admiring the artwork and catching stray bullets more often than is good for me.
I'm kind of glad it's over with to be honest, because I was really getting bored with it. I'm not really a shoot 'em up fan though, so others might get more out of it. It seems competent, though nothing amazing, and compared to bullet hell shooters it's pretty sedate. It's pretty though. Next game.