Ludum Dare 37 — December 9th-11th, 2016 — Theme: One Room

Well, Mike ran in to problems getting ldjam.com working properly with about 12 hours left in the Compo, so this is the backup plan.

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Robotron: Reloaded

by SuperDisk - Compo Entry

Robotron: Reloaded! It's a fangame sequel to the original arcade classic Robotron: 2048. This time it's less action oriented and a bit more puzzley, but I hope it's equally fun.

See if you can make your way through 14 levels of madness, to find the ultimate prize at the end! Try out no-lives mode if you get stuck--- It's still challenging but you'll get to experience the whole game.

This game is a "twinstick" shooter that uses both WSAD and arrow keys. If you're left handed, you can change the control scheme using CTRL+Y and configuring Player 1 and Player 2's directional controls. Please do let me know if you get to the ending!

Conception by Chase A. Michael. Game developed, scored, and designed by Nick Faro. Additional testing by Doug Bennett and Chase Michael.

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Ratings

#6Fun4.31
#18Audio4.19
#37Overall4.00
#70Mood3.80
#141Humor3.13
#150Graphics3.63
#417Theme3.31
#466Innovation2.69
#1333Coolness30%

Comments

Kris with a K says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 3:40am

I lost most my lives on stage 7 - are the big bots immune to normal shots on that one? Little unfair to switch things up like that w/ no warning. When I finally made it through stage 9 did me in.

Nice complete entry, the chiptunes are really catchy.

Aster0id2000 says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 9:58am

Good game! Reminds me of some other old game...
Damn robots killed me!!!

fastboxster says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 3:37pm

Cool game! The "clear or stand clear" round was very clever. I did finish and found the ultimate prize!!

batmanasb says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 5:52am

Nice animations and feel, but it quickly becomes unfair when they start surrounding you!

fastboxster says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 9:34pm

@batmansb keep trying. The hints help. You just have to break away from the circle.

Dec 14, 2016 @ 5:47pm

A twin-stick game is always a classic and with the upbeat music it keeps it lively but buy menu every round feels like it is slowing it down once the player gets in the groove. The screen transitions are quite nice!

Unfortunately it felt more of a remake of 2084 rather then a game that can stand on its own. Don't get me wrong the buy menu is a good upgrade but a good upgrade to 2084. In my eyes Robotron: Reloaded stands too close to Robotron 2084 and falls into clone territory. The sprites are 90% identical and the indestructible hulks are the exact same sprite with the only difference being white arms. (I wish I could upload my side by side comparison for other to see)

Credits list game is different then what is stated in compo entry (what did zack and rubert work on?)

Source code is also not currently available and is a requirement for the Compo.

vinipc says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 7:34pm

Very well executed twin-stick shooter, but I just couldn't handle the spawners.

Dec 14, 2016 @ 7:38pm

I am unable to update my above comment, Source Code was added :)

Mouch says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 8:00pm

Love the music, small puzzle or trick levels are a nice addition to the formula.

vg_iba says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 8:19pm

Really good game, some upgrades I didn't note the difference (didn't got all of them), it's a hard game but I like it.

Awesome game, remember me of old school classics.

Farelle says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 9:01pm

I don't know what the / ket is on my keyboard :/ i loved the music and the overall game though, too bad i missed out on the extra fun...also a bit confusing that the shop menu was usable with mouse instead of keyboard :P

Omiya Games says ...
Dec 19, 2016 @ 5:41am

Very solid game, had a lot of fun with it! I felt like the sound effects could have used some more variety. Don't have much other complaints, otherwise. Definitely goes for the old-school feel, and succeeds in it.

yuigoto says ...
Jan 1, 2017 @ 1:31pm

Loved the game, the concept, the action! :) Really well made, great level design! :)

Graphics, music and sound effects complete each other so much, it's beautiful! :O But sometimes WASD + Arrows kinda fail here.

Also, try to put the smartbomb on another key, as people that uses keyboards in other languages might have trouble. :P Mine is ";", for example (ABNT2, brazilian portuguese keyboard).

Nice work! Cheers!

Skosnowich says ...
Jan 1, 2017 @ 1:46pm

Very fun and polished game, I loved the intro with the music introducing.

HotByteDog says ...
Jan 4, 2017 @ 12:27pm

Great entry.
Completely polished retro design.
However it seems like you have kept some kind debugging feature in the game: As soon as I press 2 the game over screen shows.

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