Gridrunner Revolution is a game which has evolved over 27 years. The original Gridrunner games were created for the Commodore 64 and Vic-20 back in 1982. The company that made the games, Llamasoft, are now one of the longest established game developers in existence and over the intervening years have done pioneering work in the field of...
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Releasedatum: 22 feb 2010

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Gridrunner Revolution is a game which has evolved over 27 years. The original Gridrunner games were created for the Commodore 64 and Vic-20 back in 1982. The company that made the games, Llamasoft, are now one of the longest established game developers in existence and over the intervening years have done pioneering work in the field of music visualization as well as developing genre-defining games such as Tempest 2000 and the extraordinary Space Giraffe.

Gridrunner Revolution takes some core ideas from those old Commodore games and extrapolates them forward to create a game that is both modern and exceptionally beautiful. The gameplay goes way beyond mere shooting and leads players to score highly by engaging with the game's mechanic to produce aesthetically pleasing abstract graphics “performances” as they play.

Several game modes are included, along with simulations of the original Vic and C64 games so that players can see for themselves the game's history and how it has evolved in the 21st century.

  • 100 levels set across 4 difficulty levels.
  • 100 extra Neon-generated backgrounds available to users with Shader Model 3 support.
  • Beautiful procedurally-generated backdrops and enemies.
  • Soundtrack by artists from Turbo Recordings.
  • Multiple gameplay modes including Endurance and the incredibly fun and challenging Thrusty Mode.
  • Local and online hiscore tables.
  • Easily accessible gameplay is fun for all, yet still allows excellent players to maximise their score through use of advanced techniques.

Systeemeisen

    • OS: Windows XP SP2/Vista/7
    • Processor: Intel® or AMD™ Processor 1.9 Ghz or higher
    • Memory: 256MB
    • Hard Drive: 70 MB disk space
    • Graphics: DirectX 9.0c compliant video card with 256MB Ram
    • Sound: DirectX 9.0c compliant sound card
    • DirectX®: DirectX 9.0c
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Wedge
( 0.2 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 1 april
I must be drunk when I bought this
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
vk
( 3.0 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 7 maart
OH FLUFFY SHEEPIE
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
DOOMJESUS
( 2.1 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 4 januari
great psychedelic retro arcade action. if you are waiting for it to go on sale, don't hold your breath because i have owned this game on steam for six years and not once in that time do i ever recall seeing this game sold at a discounted price.

also i think they ditched the leaderboards like five years ago so don't expect that part of the game to work if you buy it today.
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
MrTtype
( 0.4 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 3 januari
Early on, but a little less frenetic than Gridrunner++. A mellower experience. Ahh, nice.
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
The Unwiped
( 0.8 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 10 juni 2015
Take one teenager, a bag of weed and Game Maker and you've got a recipe for Desura.

Fortunately, however, Steam's early desperation to build a catalogue paid off with this extremely amateur remake of the 80's classic.

Even though they would hate to admit to it I am sure early steamers would consider the mechanically blurted 'Sheepy' (every four or five seconds) just as memorable as Sinistar's taunts.

I would liken Gridrunner to wearing kaleidoscope goggles while inebriated and taking a huge crap - Very theurapeutic if you're looking to let your tongue hang out for a bit as your anxious mind deficates itself thinner.

Gameplay consists of just the left analogue stick steering around your auto-firing love ship of salvation rescuing Facebook users from a 500 foot gorilla; art immitating life and all.

The fact that this game is so friggin' old yet immediately recognizes an x-input (and maybe d-input) gamepad speaks more for the childish effort than many recent Indie games flushing onto Steam from Greenlight.

I'm pretty sure I grabbed this from a Christmas sale for around $2 and originally Valve couldn't have been pushing the title for more than $5. I wouldn't pay the current $12 but I think that a Gog-priced $6 would be spot on.

If you're running a newer Win OS than XP (which most likely you are) I'll repeat the instructions given by a forum user suggesting to simply delete the configuration file stored in AppData/Roaming. I've also set my compatibility to XP SP3 (the OS I was using when I first bought this title). It should also be noted that you'll need to patiently wait a good thirty seconds for the game to load.
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
KangaRooCowboy
( 12.7 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 9 december 2014
this game is ♥♥♥♥ing epic its provided me inspiration to do animation along with hotline miami :) buy it you wont be dissapointed :)
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
Ol' Frankie Blue Eyes
( 1.0 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 6 december 2014
You could save $9.99 by simply taking a ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ of drugs and staring at a blank screen....
but, my job randomly drug tests, so this is what I do.
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
The Wasteland Warrior
( 0.3 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 17 oktober 2014
Gridrunner Revolution.... One of the many space shooters out there. What sets this game apart from all the other space shooters is the fact that in this game you have to collect Sheep...... yes space sheeps I think..... the will upgrade your weapon....

You don't have to press a button to shoot, no you will be shooting the whole time takes, you only need to dodge the enemies bullets and collect sheep and lifes.

The game looks like a nice screensaver with all kinds of weird things flying on the screen which suppose to be space ships i think, The sheeps are nice and visible though...

To be honest, I'm not into space shooters, especially the ones with weird graphics and space trance music. This is suppose to be a remake of Gridrunner on the Commodore 64 but this game should've stayed in the past where it belongs.
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
Rob-otron 2084
( 3.0 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 22 september 2014
Gridrunner Rev is the oft overlooked Llamasoft game. I sorta get why, it's not the most approachable despite being clearly designed -to be- the most approachable.

That said, it's a little hard to grasp as it exists in its own world and with its own language. Exploding suns, flowers, pretty colours yet really, it's a fairly straightforward game to play with a strong scoring mechanic. Essentially, the prettier a pattern you make on screen with your bullets, the higher you score. If nothing else, that's different, right?

If I had to pull it on anything it's that it locks the best part of the game behind an awful unlock system. You have to wade through a slow and slightly uninteresting group of stages before the high score mayhem can begin in earnest. Again, a clear attempt to draw people in but let's be realistic here, Gridrunner Rev is -for- the kind of people who really enjoy score chasing.

And y'know, when the whole screen explodes around you with the Neon effects in the background it's quite the sight to behold.

So yeah, a bit janky round the edges, attempts at accessibility that fall a little flat but a great underloved gem that given some time to gel makes for a good companion piece to Space Giraffe.
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
paulmarrable
( 18.9 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 19 september 2014
Stunning game!

Watching the game in full flow is truly a sight to behold, so much insanity going on all at once but I never felt overwhelmed or feel confused or lost in the action.

Music's awesome too!
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
TheRealJefe
( 4.7 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 3 augustus 2014
Another one of my guilty pleasures: I've never really done well in this game, but I don't care. If I'm looking to create something damn near meditative, I pop this open for a while and run with it.
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
Herbert West: Reanimator
( 6.2 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 17 mei 2014
Soundtrack and visuals for this game are amazing. That combined with it's unique, but familar arcade gameplay make this my favorite llamasoft game.
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
Blueshark
( 7.8 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 19 april 2014
Long time fan of Minter since the early days. Hit an apex with Tempest 2000 on the Jaguar. This game is back up there and well recommended.
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
War Radish
( 2.9 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 13 maart 2014
Great re-think of a Jeff Minter "classic" (although I didn't like the original). A whacky & tripped-out blast-fest.
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
durian
( 0.3 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 6 maart 2014
Psychedelic. Truly Llamasoft... since 1988 !
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
AnimalMkIV
( 4.0 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 14 februari 2014
If you're of a certain age, then the name Geoff Minter and Llamasoft with bring back memories of bonkers games played on the Commodore Vic20, C64 and beyond. Full of sheep, graphics that induce LSD type trances and later, hypnotic trance music, Llamasoft games are an experience beyond just merely shooting things, you find youself zoning out and playing with your subconscious. Gridrunner Revolution is classic Llamasoft at its best and the bonus Vic20 mode unlocked after completing the first level set (all levels named after increasingly strong curries) will take you back to your misplaced youth.

If you grew up playing Playstation or Xbox games, then there will be a huge dose of WTF and this game will probably not be for you. Go search youtube for some gameplay videos if you are unsure. If you want a surreal, hypnotic blaster, then this is money well spent.
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
EvaUnit02
( 0.5 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 19 januari 2014
Llamasoft!
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
Iceciro
( 0.4 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 7 januari 2014
DO NOT WANT.

You seriously, don't want this game. Even if you think you do. It prides itself on being quirky but it's much like when your father thought he could use some current language and be 'hip' but really just was more lame than if he'd just admitted he wasn't 'hip'.
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
2LambBuna
( 10.3 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 2 december 2013
excellent shump

it looks weird as hell, and it is.

but....
the control scheme is a work of genius and its one of those games where when you get in the zone your score flies, you end up playing on instinct picking up visual and aural queues that get you through the bullet hell of the later vindaloo and phaal levels. (yeah the dificulty levels are named after strengths of curry!)
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
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great psychedelic retro arcade action. if you are waiting for it to go on sale, don't hold your breath because i have owned this game on steam for six years and not once in that time do i ever recall seeing this game sold at a discounted price.

also i think they ditched the leaderboards like five years ago so don't expect that part of the game to work if you buy it today.
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If you're of a certain age, then the name Geoff Minter and Llamasoft with bring back memories of bonkers games played on the Commodore Vic20, C64 and beyond. Full of sheep, graphics that induce LSD type trances and later, hypnotic trance music, Llamasoft games are an experience beyond just merely shooting things, you find youself zoning out and playing with your subconscious. Gridrunner Revolution is classic Llamasoft at its best and the bonus Vic20 mode unlocked after completing the first level set (all levels named after increasingly strong curries) will take you back to your misplaced youth.

If you grew up playing Playstation or Xbox games, then there will be a huge dose of WTF and this game will probably not be for you. Go search youtube for some gameplay videos if you are unsure. If you want a surreal, hypnotic blaster, then this is money well spent.
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Gridrunner Rev is the oft overlooked Llamasoft game. I sorta get why, it's not the most approachable despite being clearly designed -to be- the most approachable.

That said, it's a little hard to grasp as it exists in its own world and with its own language. Exploding suns, flowers, pretty colours yet really, it's a fairly straightforward game to play with a strong scoring mechanic. Essentially, the prettier a pattern you make on screen with your bullets, the higher you score. If nothing else, that's different, right?

If I had to pull it on anything it's that it locks the best part of the game behind an awful unlock system. You have to wade through a slow and slightly uninteresting group of stages before the high score mayhem can begin in earnest. Again, a clear attempt to draw people in but let's be realistic here, Gridrunner Rev is -for- the kind of people who really enjoy score chasing.

And y'know, when the whole screen explodes around you with the Neon effects in the background it's quite the sight to behold.

So yeah, a bit janky round the edges, attempts at accessibility that fall a little flat but a great underloved gem that given some time to gel makes for a good companion piece to Space Giraffe.
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excellent shump

it looks weird as hell, and it is.

but....
the control scheme is a work of genius and its one of those games where when you get in the zone your score flies, you end up playing on instinct picking up visual and aural queues that get you through the bullet hell of the later vindaloo and phaal levels. (yeah the dificulty levels are named after strengths of curry!)
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Art in its purest form...
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0.1 uur in totaal
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Geplaatst: 25 november 2010
Holy ♥♥♥♥, who needs LSD when you have this game?
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Another one of my guilty pleasures: I've never really done well in this game, but I don't care. If I'm looking to create something damn near meditative, I pop this open for a while and run with it.
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Geplaatst: 19 september 2014
Stunning game!

Watching the game in full flow is truly a sight to behold, so much insanity going on all at once but I never felt overwhelmed or feel confused or lost in the action.

Music's awesome too!
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Geplaatst: 13 maart 2014
Great re-think of a Jeff Minter "classic" (although I didn't like the original). A whacky & tripped-out blast-fest.
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4.7 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 28 februari 2013
I was a pretty big fan of GridRunner++ after being introduced to it years ago, and it was one of those great "pick up and play" games I'd throw on every now and then for a good score-running time.

GridRunner Revolution has just never managed to hold me the way the original game has. One is supposed to derive a sense of satisfaction out of curving bullets around the screen to create a psychedelic swath of death, but I've never been able to figure out exactly how this mechanic works or if I'm actually playing it right due to the game's lack of real feedback. I have no idea why my bonus indicator hovers at 10-30 and suddenly spikes to 150+, and am never able to replicate the events that led to it. Giving the player random ships with every life, each with different firing angles and speeds, also doesn't really help one learn much either. It just feels like a big random mess that I'm somehow surviving.

Stages never really feel like they get a chance to breathe long enough and the game doesn't really seem to start until well the Vindaloo stages, which is well over half the game. The first 100 stages are just boring and slow, and the last half whizzes by because the required enemy counts to finish each stage feel too low.

I'll just remain content being at odds with critics on this one. Bummer that GridRunner++ is no longer for sale, because I'd really recommend that one over this revolution.
Was deze recensie nuttig? Ja Nee Grappig
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6.2 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 17 mei 2014
Soundtrack and visuals for this game are amazing. That combined with it's unique, but familar arcade gameplay make this my favorite llamasoft game.
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1.0 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 6 december 2014
You could save $9.99 by simply taking a ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ of drugs and staring at a blank screen....
but, my job randomly drug tests, so this is what I do.
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Use your mouse to shoot things while being distracted by bright lights.
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0.3 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 17 oktober 2014
Gridrunner Revolution.... One of the many space shooters out there. What sets this game apart from all the other space shooters is the fact that in this game you have to collect Sheep...... yes space sheeps I think..... the will upgrade your weapon....

You don't have to press a button to shoot, no you will be shooting the whole time takes, you only need to dodge the enemies bullets and collect sheep and lifes.

The game looks like a nice screensaver with all kinds of weird things flying on the screen which suppose to be space ships i think, The sheeps are nice and visible though...

To be honest, I'm not into space shooters, especially the ones with weird graphics and space trance music. This is suppose to be a remake of Gridrunner on the Commodore 64 but this game should've stayed in the past where it belongs.
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0.3 uur in totaal
Recensie voor release
Geplaatst: 24 december 2010
This is such a ♥♥♥♥! It seems that this "game" is a kind of recession of how high ♥♥♥♥ can be released and paid for. The music is good, if you like dance/techno music which I really do, but the rest? The ship fires itself all the time, so everything you do is to move your mouse while collecting SHEEP!!! Got it?! You collect sheep in space or what it should be! You just move the ship while the enemies GO AWAY FROM YOU! Was playing this for couple of minutes wondering if this is serious. Unfortunately, it was... Bought it in an indie pack, luckily the rest of the pack was good :) Otherwise it would be waste of your money.
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0.0 uur in totaal
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Geplaatst: 23 juni 2011
Another piece of CRAP I wish I'd never even heard of.
BeatHazard. Seriously.
....."recommend" - eh.... -_-;
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0.4 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 7 januari 2014
DO NOT WANT.

You seriously, don't want this game. Even if you think you do. It prides itself on being quirky but it's much like when your father thought he could use some current language and be 'hip' but really just was more lame than if he'd just admitted he wasn't 'hip'.
Was deze recensie nuttig? Ja Nee Grappig
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