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1982 - The Game
« on: November 30, 2022, 12:52:29 am »
I just ran across this one on Steam (maybe I'm late to the game on this one.)  Searched the board for a mention, but I wasn't going to go through all 13 pages of results for "1982" here.  If you don't like this one, you're probably on the wrong website.  ;D

Bullet hell + elements from just about every popular arcade shooting game, with some Jeff Minter inspired psychedelia thrown in for good measure. What's more is that it can be played with a spinner, trackball or roller control, so long as it looks like a mouse and you have a mouse button available.  Joystick and keyboard are supported as well.  It's also easily tweakable if someone wanted to re-skin the game with some actual arcade graphics and sound effects, or even make their own.

And it's free!

*Edit:*  The demo play video above doesn't do the game justice.  He just shoots the "+" symbols, which is ok to do, but much better is to NOT shoot them and collect them when they reach the bottom of the screen.  This results in power-ups, extra energy and shields.  This also results in longer game times and higher scores.
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Re: 1982 - The Game
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2022, 07:29:10 pm »
I bought it on Steam many years ago. I revisit it now and again. It is a lot of fun.


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Re: 1982 - The Game
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2022, 06:14:50 pm »
It does look fun, but nearly past the sensory overload line.
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