Depot Games: GALVADERS
#18 during September 2008
Links: Web Site
Category: Space Invaders
Developers: Aharon Hillel
Number of Players:
The GALVADERS game is a 3-game pack.
The package contains the classic GALAXIANS and SPACE INVADERS games. One may ask "I've seen so many versions of those, why should I try this one?".
The new game is GALVADERS, that's a combination of GALAXIANS and SPACE INVADERS.
The software is designed precisely by the model of the classic arcade-games; recommended.
GALVADERS source-code is available for Allegro developers.
1. Added difficulty-setup: EASY, NORMAL and HARD.
Better survival for the player while shields stay longer on-screen and slower game-tempo in the EASY and NORMAL setting. HARD-setting is same as older game versions.
2. Added version number to menu-screen.
1. Fixed High-Score table ranking.
2. Added more time on info-screen.
1. Improved game play - In this version Invaders movement toward the ground is slower, thus the game is easier to play.
2. Added "Change Controls" option to the menu.
Overall Rating: 8.0
- I had to change my review a bit, i have played it more now. It´s annoying that the green sheilds are "cut off" by the enemies immedietly. Leave a little more space between them and the first enemies. And also let the enemy shots go a bit slower as it is to hard to avoid them as they are now. All good except those two things though!
- Excellent remake, and the combo game was a terrific idea! A few thoughts on how it (v1.1) might be improved: (a) Longer pause on information screen (b) quieter player firing sound in Galaxian (c) Different firing button for player 2, because many laptops don't have a number pad. These are just little things, and it's still one of the best classic remakes I've played in years. Nice work!
The "Maze" project was my entry to Allegro community, now it's time to move on. I have a new game "GALVADERS", a nice 3-game pack; check it out in the depot.
GALVADERS source is available and includes some handy classes such as the basic sprite class "base_image" and "text_msg" class to handle text-output. (View Profile