Insectoid
Insectoid 1.0.3
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Classic arcade style shooter.   Shareware ($9.95)
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Insectoid is for anyone who grew up playing classic arcade shooters such as Galaga in the 80's. Featuring fast-paced, adrenaline-inducing game play, over 50 unique levels, four custom ships, stunning high-res graphics that look great even on a 30" display, and a professional musical score, Insectoid is a retro shooter fan's dream come true.

Collect power-ups and use special weapons, including split ship, laser beam, fireball, and a shield, as you fight back swarms of angry insects. Advance behind enemy lines and try to catch the enemy off-guard as you aide human forces in galactic
What's New
Version 1.0.3
  • Reduced game's price to $9.95 and updated various screens within the game to reflect this.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 or later



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Paulathome reviewed on 23 Dec 2009
I think Jack the Snake's review was mighty harsh. It is a very enjoyable game which I will be playing over & over. However, it may be better priced at $15
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Vernjensen (developer) replied on 05 Aug 2010
Thanks Paul. I can do better than that; the game is now only $9.95.
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Alan / Falcon tipped on 04 Nov 2009
Insectoid is one of those games where I just have to try to achieve a high score, and so I thought I'd share some tricks I picked up in case anyone else finds them useful too.

Space is a dangerous place!! Sometimes you'll find that it is just too dangerous to go after a bonus coin or honeycomb. Don't feel bad, it's better to live than die trying.

Multipliers are the key to a great score! When I see a multiplier show up I like to charge my weapon and try to shoot it with one of the first shots of the charged weapon. Then I'll sweep across the playing field looking for a good cluster of enemies for my charged weapon to take out. This is also a good time to use your ship's powerup if you have the combs for it. Finally, you get more points for shooting down enemies that are attacking, so focus on those rather than the enemies waiting harmlessly in formation.

Bonus rounds are tough, but key. Spend some time getting to know the patterns of ships in bonus rounds, and try out a couple strategies. The ships will try to trick you with sudden direction changes, but once you learn the patterns you'll be on your way to 100% bonus round clears and new high score heights!

Accuracy within levels is a tricky thing. If you don't mind taking your time and waiting to shoot enemies when you have a direct shot, you can improve your accuracy, and thus your accuracy score. Stick with single shots, and keep moving around so you'll be in place to take your next shot. Make sure you stick with the same ship as you play because you'll need to have a good intuitive feel for the speed of your bullets to successfully maintain your accuracy. Can you achiee 100% accuracy rating in a level?

Have fun! Sometimes working towards a high score can be nerve wracking and can try your patience. Play a round without going for a high score - just try to blast through levels as quickly as possible or try out different ships. This can help loosen yourself up so you're ready for another go at a high score.

Good luck!
[Version 1.0.0]

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Vernjensen (developer) replied on 22 Dec 2009
Jake, what do you think would be a fair price for the game? A ton of work went into it, and I assure you it is not a shallow game. But I have been considering lowering the price, so I'm curious what you think.
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Downloads:1,186
Version Downloads:484
Type:Games : Arcade
License:Shareware
Date:04 Aug 2010
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $9.95
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Insectoid is for anyone who grew up playing classic arcade shooters such as Galaga in the 80's. Featuring fast-paced, adrenaline-inducing game play, over 50 unique levels, four custom ships, stunning high-res graphics that look great even on a 30" display, and a professional musical score, Insectoid is a retro shooter fan's dream come true.

Collect power-ups and use special weapons, including split ship, laser beam, fireball, and a shield, as you fight back swarms of angry insects. Advance behind enemy lines and try to catch the enemy off-guard as you aide human forces in galactic war.


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