The year is 2051. Location: SATAZIUS, a long-abandoned planet. The cruiser Agano was on patrol when it was attacked and stricken by a confederacy of space pirates that had established a base on SATAZIUS. The pirates attacked the Agano intending to steal the assault ship ‘Trafalgar’ that was stowed aboard the Agano, but the Trafalgar made...
User reviews: Very Positive (192 reviews) - 91% of the 192 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Dec 16, 2011

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December 27, 2015

*Now Live* Achievements, Online Leaderboards and Linux Version

You can now earn Achievements in SATAZIUS, there are 40 Achievements total and you can currently see all the achievements and their requirements here: http://steamcommunity.com/stats/Satazius/achievements

Along with this update we have included online leaderboards for Easy, Normal, Hard, and Insane mode which you can find here: http://steamcommunity.com/stats/Satazius/leaderboards/1102340/

And as part of this update the linux version has gone live.

You will need to update SATAZIUS to the latest version so make sure that the game is set to autoupdate on steam.

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December 23, 2015

Achievements, Online Leaderboards, and a Linux version

As some of you may have noticed we have been busy adding Achievements to SATAZIUS!

These are currently not enabled but will be coming in the near future along with us finally having online leaderboards and even a linux version.

There are 40 Achievements total and you can currently see all the achievements and their requirements here: http://steamcommunity.com/stats/Satazius/achievements

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About This Game

The year is 2051. Location: SATAZIUS, a long-abandoned planet.
The cruiser Agano was on patrol when it was attacked and stricken by a confederacy of space pirates that had established a base on SATAZIUS. The pirates attacked the Agano intending to steal the assault ship ‘Trafalgar’ that was stowed aboard the Agano, but the Trafalgar made a successful emergency escape.
The crew of the Trafalgar calculated the probability of successfully escaping the pirate overrun planet at 0.02%; the probability of charging into and successfully destroying the pirate base was 1%. Taking the higher probability escape plan, the crew of the Trafalgar turned their ship toward the pirate horde and began their charge into the heart of SATAZIUS.
SATAZIUS is an awesome old school side-scrolling arcade shooter by accomplished indie developer ASTRO PORT (Gigantic Army, Armed Seven, Supercharged Robot Vulkaiser), featuring an arsenal of 13 types of upgradeable weapons, power-ups, obstacles and boss encounters that arcade veterans will enjoying getting to grips with. Customize your ship by selecting two side weapons which can be cycled and deployed at any time during the action, and a charge attack to unleash massive destruction.
There is a plethora of enemy ships to shoot down, tight spaces to navigate, power ups to grab, and bonuses to acquire. Featuring great stage design, a thumping techno soundtrack, fast and outstanding action, old school graphics and giant bosses, SATAZIUS is a true throwback to old-school arcade shoot ‘em ups, replete with homages which will be instantly recognizable to fans of arcade shooters.

Key features:

  • 13 upgradeable weapons to choose from
  • 4 difficult levels allowing accessibility for new players while challenging veterans as well
  • Varied and exciting stage design
  • Massive bosses
  • Winner of the August 2008 Jikkyo Play Contents Award

System Requirements

Windows
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows 2000/XP/Windows 7
    • Processor: Pentium III 1GHz or better
    • Memory: 256MB or better
    • Graphics: NDIVIA Geforce series, AMD(ATI) Radeon series
    • DirectX®: DirectX®8 or later
    • Hard Drive: 100 MB free hard drive space
    • Sound: DirectSound-compatible Sound Card
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04
    • Processor: Pentium III 1GHz or better
    • Memory: 256MB or better
    • Graphics: NDIVIA Geforce series, AMD(ATI) Radeon series
    • Hard Drive: 100 MB free hard drive space
    • Sound: DirectSound-compatible Sound Card
Helpful customer reviews
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 27, 2015
It's a well-made traditional STG (as in a non bullet hell) unlike Astro Port's other STG Super Robot Vulkaiser (which is bullet hell).

It's enough like Gradius that I would certainly recommend it if you are a fan of that series. It features a very simalar aesthetic and shares some of the retro design philosophies (I.E being in the right place at the right time) that made the earlier games irritating, but it's nowhere near as unforgiving. You choose your weapons as you would in Gradius, a primary, two switchable sub-weapons and powerful charge weapon.

Your weapons are pretty much ripped straight from other STGs. Gradius, mainly, but you even have the Hunter from Thunder Force.

The powerups work differently. Intead of collecting cores from enemies to highlight a bar you collect them from stationary boxes and each core has a letter on it. S for sheild, and a P for power which powers up either you main, your equipped Sub, or your charge.

Bosses are also exteremely easy. You won't need to aim for the core and a few of them will even go down with a single hit from your charge weapon.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
6.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 16, 2015
If you want a new shoot 'em up specifically in the vein of Gradius, you'll find it here. While the graphics and music might be a little cheesy or off-putting, the weapons, stages, and bosses will literally blow you away, and you'll love every second of it. I've started a new run maybe thirty times and only recently beat it, so expect plenty of deaths and game overs, but pushing yourself a little harder to reach the next insane boss or stage is totally worth it.

The weapons are pretty standard, but the power-up system is just different enough to catch you off guard when you finally bite it and lose a few points and your weapons power down. Thankfully, while the game is pretty hardcore and the bosses are totally nuts, there are several checkpoints and mid-points during stages and boss fights that give you a few upgrades so you're not totally ruined when you twitched into a ceiling or missile just seconds from a victory.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 5, 2015
A tough damn good horizontal scrolling shoot em up in the best traditions of Gradius/R-type etc. Thumping amazing soundtrack, really good visuals and tight gameplay. Nice special weapons, the action is hectic but not completely bullet hell which I appreciate.

Love this game, always play with the volume turned up to 11 :)
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53 of 59 people (90%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 6, 2015
This game is so intense! This is one of this hardcore side-scrolling shooters that you don't even know what is going on the screen. Cool feature is that you can choose from many weapons from the beginning. Gameplay is really fun and unpredictable.
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32 of 35 people (91%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 27, 2013
This is the best side scrolling old-school shooter I've ever played! Very enjoyable, first choose your loadout based on the enemies in the level. Then kill everything on the screen, pick up power ups to help you defeat the very challenging but satisfying boss fights! Highly Reccomended!

Niv score : 90

P.S, it also appears Capcom is experimenting with trading cards using this game, you'll notice this game is not marked it has cards but it does! C'mon Capcom cards for everything!
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