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Smiling Rockets

by Zekronz - Compo Entry

The smiling aliens are invading! How long can you survive? Shoot the smiling aliens with your smiling rockets! Upgrade your smiling rockets to survive longer!

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Sogomn says ...
Apr 19, 2015 @ 8:43pm

Really cool game. Simple but fun. Played it for at least half an hour! Nice graphics aswell. However, the sound could be a little more decent. It's too loud and quite annoying imho.
Great game tho!
My highscore is 550. Can you guys beat it? :)

bace1000 says ...
Apr 19, 2015 @ 8:51pm

That was really fun. Could use some background music, but the gameplay was enjoyable and graphics were far better than I could ever do!

ManicMiner says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 10:34am

I'm a total sucker for these kind of "upgrade-treadmill" games, and this was nicely done - good graphics, and solid gameplay. Nice!

Modoc73 says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 10:40am

Good game. Keep my interest for a while. But needed more enemies. Once you got the upgrades it became easy. An the hearts never disappeared so was easy to get health.
Liked the art style and sounds were good too.

Highscore: 6250 (until I gave up)

Apr 20, 2015 @ 1:35pm

Good game. Would be more awesome if you added a background music. The effects of shooting is nice and also nice graphics.

Apr 20, 2015 @ 1:41pm

Beautiful art style for a game made in so little time! The gameplay is also very consistent. Played at least for 20 minutes. Congrats!

Vija02 says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 2:27pm

Fun game! it was a bit slow at first it catches up later. It's easy if you know what to upgrade tho
My highscore is 1560 :D

kyyrma says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 5:41pm

Very simple, but a good game jam title: does something small, but does it well. Everything from graphics to gameplay feels polished.

Frozen Stick says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 10:18am

Very simple and cool.

volkoivan says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 1:17pm

Nice-looking game, but I think it's kind of boring. The progress is not very notable and upgrades are hardly achievable.

Apr 21, 2015 @ 1:17pm

Love the graphics. Could use some musica though.
Also, it crashed on me. I was on about 5 damage with 2 delay upgrades and firing offscreen to pre-empt the baddies incoming when it crashed.

eddynardo says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 1:17pm

Nice game, i wish you whould add some music, and maybe give more gold for a kill, but punish the player by removing gold when he wastes bullets

CiderPunk says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 1:21pm

I accidentally clicked the close button whilst upgrading!
needs more variety in badguys

Apr 21, 2015 @ 1:23pm

The game was too easy. The bullet speed and explosion range upgrades are worthless. Having to click for every single shot becomes super annoying. Consider selling an autofire upgrade.

pkenney says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 1:16pm

Surprisingly addictive for such a small game... and it looks really nice!

I think if you never jump though you can kind of rob yourself of the fun by just spamming missiles one way and then the other as the enemies come onscreen.

I got the score way up there and then I started experimenting with jumping and shooting down (because the explosion upgrade seems to suggest this is the way to play, since it's no use in the non-jumping style) and suddenly the game was far, far more difficult.

FerraWare says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 1:25pm

Love these kinds of games, and this one is pretty well executed. One thing that I find annoying is the different graphic style between the different assets, you should try to standarize it so it doesn't feel out of place. Really nice entry, one of the best I've seen

DarkGrisen says ...
May 1, 2015 @ 2:08pm

It's a good game but it's way too easy. I scored 5600 and then I stopped playing because it was too easy. I could just stand still and shoot the enemies with my mouse. If the game was harder it would be more fun :)

jmborden says ...
May 3, 2015 @ 2:46am

No instructions, guess we are just supposed to figure out how to play it ourselves :P

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