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...
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Utgivelsesdato: 16. des, 2011

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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

Systemkrav

    • 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: 309 MB free hard drive space
    • Sound:
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This game is just way too hard for me...I dont know, too easy to crash in to sth! If you like challenging retro shmups then you might like this....
Publisert: 6. juni
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Very solid Shmup. Uses elements from major other games like R-Type, Gradius or Salamander, and uses them very well. The difficulty is suited for everyone. and the level design is quite close to Gradius V, but adds a little something to it. I loved the boss fights.
Publisert: 25. juni
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I would recommend Satazius to both fans of the genre and curious newcomers.

Satazius takes the best elements of older games like Gradius and other horizontal shoot-em-ups and improves on them, whilst at the same time jettisoning the bad.

Let's take the weapon system. In Gradius the player could choose their ship build at the start of a credit, while in Satazius the player also gets that opportunity at the start of each level, allowing them to select the best tool for the job at the right moment. Weapons are powered up in a similar way to Gradius, though here each weapon remains powered up as you switch between them. This gives the player the option of focusing on just a select few favourites, or else improving a wider range of weapons at a slower rate. Spreading the love, as it were. Upon death, the player is not stripped of all power like in those unforgiving arcade shmups of yore; instead their weapons are just downgraded a few notches. This means death is not a double punishment, and failing once does not mean you're twice as likely to fail on the next try.

The levels are full of exciting set pieces, high speed chases and environmental hazards. Indeed, the environment is as much your enemy here as the enemies themselves, reminding me fondly of another classic horizontal shmup, Thunderforce III.

Which is a good point to turn to Satazius' few bad points. In those high speed sections the player simply cannot survive if their ship is not a fast one, whereas in tight quarters a nimble ship is easy to crash. The player should be able to switch at will, a la Thunderforce III, rather than having indirect control through power-ups.

And secondly, the music doesn't match the catchy melodies of the above mentioned games, or so many other old-school shmups. But it suffices. That would have just been the cherry on the top of an already inviting cake.
Publisert: 23. august
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30 av 31 personer (97%) syntes denne anmeldelsen var hjelpsom
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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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