Friday, May 8, 2015

Caliber 50 - Post Mortem & Screenshots

Wow! What a round... What a game. Starting off, we could hardly get anywhere in this game. And after practicing, it turns out we could get to the end.

Final scores:

A-Lin - 2cc
organic io - 3cc

You got me again   :)

A bit of strategy info for beating the game:

The most important thing to realize is the gold shells are what controls your weapon powerups. Your powerups are also your hit-points, so it is best to keep this as maxed out as you possibly can.

There are some pickups/powerups. Here's what they do:

- S makes you invincible for a few seconds
- K kills all enemies on the screen (except bosses)
- Black bombs gives you 10 black bombs
- Red bombs gives you 20 red bombs and turn the bomb stock into red (they don't go further, I assume they inflict more damages)

We never figured out what "L" and "A" do.

There's essentially 2 techniques for beating the game. Being conservative and trying to stay far away from the enemies and not get hit. Or alternately, being "Rambo" and going into the middle of the battles. "Rambo" Doesn't sound like it would work very well in a game like this, but if you execute it right it can work very well because of the powerup system with the gold shells. Even though you are getting hit a lot, you are also picking up a bunch of powerups dropped from the enemies, therefore keeping your energy level up and not dying. Of course you can sometimes go too far and then it can be difficult to get your power level back up. It's all a matter of practice.

Anyway. I really enjoyed this game.

Screenshot time!

A good example of what the gold bullet shells look like. Get as many of these as you can!

Lovely graphics

Sometimes there are an overwhelming number of enemies on screen. This part is especially hard because those guys all have bazookas which can kill you with one hit, even if you are powered up. I don't know where my character went on this screenshot, he might have been flashing

The first of 2 boss fights is some weird giant baboons. I guess we were infiltrating some kind of weird genetic research facility. Crazy and difficult. The best strategy to beating these guys is to get in the corner of the room and keep some distance from them, to where you can hit them but they can't hit you

Don't be fooled. The first time I played, I thought these guys were hostages and I tried to "pick one up".... Then I died. it turns out they are suicide bombers.   :) 

One of the more irritating things that can happen in the game, is this plane comes by and shoots a missile towards the middle of the screen. When you know it's coming, the best thing to do is get away from the center of the screen and try to kill the plane as quickly as you can.

The second "boss", is a big tractor that just tries to run over you. It's incredibly hard to avoid because it's so fast. I don't really have any suggestions on how to kill it yet, since I always die once or twice during the fight.

Nice shot of the helicopter

This is the end sequence. There's no boss, just an area where there's a ton of enemies and you have to climb into the helicopter

Well, that's caliber 50. Excellent. Check it   :) 

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