Finding an old side scrolling shooter from my past?
July 28, 2009 8:19 AM Subscribe
Can you help me find a very specific "bullet hell" type game that I played when I was little?
posted by Askiba to computers & internet (7 answers total)
Slightly inspired by that recent Flash post on the front page
So, first off, some context. When I played this I was probably around 10 years old, but I'm not that old. My grandparents had a machine that looked like Windows 98 or something similar. However, it had this strange interface that would launch inside of 98 when it was started; it had branding all over it and had had a notebook style interface (yellow background with lines?). The branding may have been ASUS.
So yes, my memory is quite fuzzy. I'm hoping this bit will help me find a game I used to love on that computer- it was a bullet hell type of game, fast paced spaceship shooter, with the screen moving in a fashion similiar to 1943 (you are flying forwards). I remember being able to buy upgrades or acquire them somehow. It had a grungy color pallet- browns, greys, not a very shiny happy time game. The one thing I know for certain is that it was likely bundled with whatever interface was on that computer- my grandparents are NOT savvy enough to install anything themselves.
One last detail if it's any help: another game on that computer was some kind of platformer starring a bunny as the main character. Played sort of like Mega Man. I don't remember the graphical style in game. But the main menus had a sort of Commander Keen style pixel art look to them.
And, if you do know what this game is (maybe even the second one), is there any way I can acquire it? I'd love to play it again.