Pulstar is a fast paced arcade game that brings back the basic of its genre. No nonsense, just kill as long as you can to gain the highest score as possible! This concept gives Pulstar the challenge and high replay value real fans of this genre need!
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Releasedatum: 11 jun 2014
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Pulstar is a fast paced arcade game that brings back the basic of its genre. No nonsense, just kill as long as you can to gain the highest score as possible! This concept gives Pulstar the challenge and high replay value real fans of this genre need!

Pulstar also has a local co-op multiplayer, which means you can team up with your buddy to dominate the world rankings!

Key features:
- easy to play, hard to master concept
- build up audio and visual experience as you kill more
- activate Pulsetime to slow down the time around you
- local co-op multiplayer
- battle against the world with online leaderboards (single and multiplayer)
- dual analogue control support
- including Steam achievements and Steam gamecards
- available for Windows, Mac and Linux

Systeemeisen

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista or higher
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 1.7ghz, or AMD equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD 4600 or higher
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 300 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Controller recommended
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows vista or higher
    • Processor: Intel I3 or ADM equivalent
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce 450 or Radeon 4770 or higher
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 300 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Controller recommended
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.6 or later
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 1.7ghz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD 4600 or higher
    • Hard Drive: 300 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: 10.6 or later
    • Processor: Intel i3 or higher
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce 450 or Radeon 4770 or higher
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 300 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 1.7ghz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD 4600 or higher
    • Hard Drive: 300 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
    • Processor: Intel i3 or higher
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce 450 or Radeon 4770 or higher
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 300 MB available space
Nuttige klantrecensies
24 van de 29 mensen (83%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
1.7 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 17 januari
This is a twin-stick shooter where you blast intergalactic parasites and-Oh why do I even bother? Let's skip ahead to why I gave this game a thumbs-down.

Typically in an arcade game you can be awarded a 1up for passing certain scores. Let's say the first 1up is for 50,000 points, the second is at 200,000, and the rest are every 500,000 thereafter.
This doesn't apply to Pulstar. I got my first 1up at 2,137 points, the second at 13,854, and didn't receive anymore even after crossing 1,418,255 points.
In my next game, I got my first 1up at 22,478 points, the second at 24,890, and 1-2 every few seconds from about 4:01 to 4:30.
The following game? I got my first 1up at 486,977 points, and..didn't receive anymore lives for the rest of that attempt.

But guess what? It doesn't really matter. Getting a high-score in this game practically requires that you don't die, so all those extra lives are just trolling. Congrats! You bought yourself an extra second of survival. When you die you lose your kill-streak, and that's a massive multiplier that simply disappears into the ether. Screen-clearing bombs are several times more useful, but they rarely make an appearance. Power-ups stay on-screen indefinitely, so it's in your best interest to save those bombs for when they're really necessary (after the 4 minute mark).

Visually, this game is a mess. It's easy to lose track of things in most twin-stick shooters, let alone one with shifting brightness levels. There's a slowdown ability for when things get too hectic, but it messes with the screen really badly. Surrounding the playfield is a mess of clouds, they hide where enemies appear from. This is information I probably could use to avoid getting blind-sided for the 177th time.

Pulstar is supposed to appeal to the hardcore with its singular focus and extremely difficult achievements, but there's not enough there to justify giving it any serious time. Getting the best run feels more like something that will happen when the planets align, not when my skill reaches a certain level. On average I spend the first four minutes of every game preparing for everything going to hell at 4:01. Afterwards I stumble semi-blindly into a series of brick walls for a minute or two. This isn't fun, this is just me trying to prove that I'm actually putting in effort. I don't want to be that guy who doesn't like a game because he "doesn't get it". But man, this isn't worth the headache.
Was deze recensie nuttig? Ja Nee Grappig
8 van de 11 mensen (73%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
1 persoon vond deze recensie grappig
4.9 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 10 februari
Pulstar is a VERY basic twin-stick shooter with not a single original idea within it...

Skill progression seems a bid random - sometimes games get harder quickly, other games take much longer!?

The "pulse" you get from time-to-time obscures the screen long enough to kill you and enemies appearing from the edges can effectively 'kill you at random' which gets boring quite quickly.

Oh - and the noise the green enemies make is probably THE most annoying soundeffect ever - pass the headache pills please!
Was deze recensie nuttig? Ja Nee Grappig
8 van de 12 mensen (67%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
1.5 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 9 januari
Pulstar: a generic bullet hell twin stick shooter that offers very little.

There just isn’t much to this game. One level, one upgrade, one special, three enemies, one 'ship', one gun, one boring repetitive experience. Your main obstacle in this game are the graphics, when they really start throwing enemies at you it becomes a cluster♥♥♥♥ of explosions, bullets and enemies that blend together, and every time you're damaged it blurs and obscures the screen which makes it very difficult to avoid taking more damage. The best thing in this game by far is the Scottish narrator, which there is far too little of. There are a million better games that make this game completely redundant, here is one that's a million times better and it's free: http://www.gog.com/game/tyrian_2000


It's a dud. Avoid.
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8 van de 13 mensen (62%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
0.2 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 6 januari
A real nice little challenging shooter. Basic Controls and Decent tranquil art work make this one a good little time killer.Check it out !!
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3 van de 4 mensen (75%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
2.5 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 23 januari
Note: I got Pulstar in a cheap bundle.

I can only play this game for a few minutes at a time as I tend to get a sore trigger finger lol! It's an intense, fast-paced arcade game, extremely simple to play but you'll need fast reactions to last more than a couple of minutes!

It's beautiful, I love the light effects.
Was deze recensie nuttig? Ja Nee Grappig
2 van de 3 mensen (67%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
3.2 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 24 december 2014
Fun, Arcade Style Game To Waste Some Time.
Was deze recensie nuttig? Ja Nee Grappig
2 van de 3 mensen (67%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
1.0 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 23 januari
It's a fun and weird shooter game thingy.
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2 van de 3 mensen (67%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
0.6 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 12 januari
Please add resolution support for 1024x600.

Otherwise, great game!
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2 van de 3 mensen (67%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
0.2 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 25 januari
Pulstar is very unpolished and feels a lot like a free Android game. It's not awful, but it's not worth buying on its own.
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3 van de 5 mensen (60%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
0.3 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 18 januari
A dead simple, but very fun twin stick shooter. I highly recommend it!
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2 van de 4 mensen (50%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
2.6 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 13 januari
Graphics 11/10
Intense gameplay 11/10
Arcade oldschool look 11/10
Kinda reminds me of Waves, but less hard and not so boring in the long.
The perfect time waster if you don't wanna end up doing bad stuff instead of gaming..
4,99€.. Wow, I'd serioulsy pay atleast 20€ for this.
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1 van de 2 mensen (50%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
0.8 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 10 februari
A very enjoyable 2 stick shooter. Fun to play and looks great.
Was deze recensie nuttig? Ja Nee Grappig
2 van de 4 mensen (50%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
1.4 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 8 januari
Sadly one of the rather weak twin stick arena shoot em ups. This game obviously has been developed for analog input, rendering digital keyboard gameplay clunky and hard to control. Most of the enemies look like card board cutouts, seeing the playable ship rendered in a good quality this is a major letdown for me. Music is really good but the game gets repetetive really fast. There are way more intereisting shmups and arena twin stick shooters out on steam, this feels a bit cheap, very sadly because I wanted to like it.
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1 van de 3 mensen (33%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
2.6 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 12 juni 2014
i hate the fact that you keep sliding for a brief moment in whichever direction you were going
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47 van de 66 mensen (71%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
0.3 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 9 juni 2014
Recensie voor release
I personally really enjoyed this game, it brings back old arcade games like Geometry Wars in its own unique way. The game has a very benefical concept of easy to learn, but hard to master, which I really liked. Check out my video for more info: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibmBOoWwo4M
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17 van de 19 mensen (89%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
1 persoon vond deze recensie grappig
1.9 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 18 november 2014
I like the game, but it uses the background to make the game more difficult. Sometimes you'll run into enemies because they are hard to see thanks to the background, and worse yet, that's how the developers wanted the game.

It also gets hard at 4:00 minutes into the game and this is a game best played in small, short, gaming sessions.

I play it about 15 minutes at a time.

I still like the game, but suggest getting it bundled or at least 50% off if you find a coupon.

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12 van de 14 mensen (86%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
3.3 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 14 juni 2014
Pulstar is an addicting "shooter" with amazing graphics with an interesting art style. It features special abiilities, unique enemies, and room for complicated playstyles. This is not a game you will play all the time, but find yourself playing while waiting for updates, friends to come online, and during short breaks between games. The sounds get repetitive, but the soundtrack is decent. It has a tiny almost obsolete story, but being the arcade game it is, it really doesn't need one. This game is simple, but in an overall good way, but it has it's complexities, mostly those of which you will find in it's playstyles. It is well priced for the game it is. Overall, this game mixes phenomenal lighting, graphics, and difficulty into one of the most addicting arcade-like shooters to date.
-8.5/10 would buy for $5 and under.
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14 van de 18 mensen (78%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
1.5 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 11 juni 2014
A twin-stick shooter a la Geometry Wars. Enemies can be a bit hard to see agains the dark blue background, but that's part of the challenge. Simple game, and cheap to boot.
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9 van de 9 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
2.7 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 12 juni 2014
I haven't played an arcade game that I actually enjoyed since Geometry Wars. This game brings back the brilliance of simple yet challenging arcade games. It's easy to learn to play but difficult to master therefore this game has a brilliant balance between the two. Check out my video for a brief look at the gameplay of it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOZ0yIz2Rtg&feature=youtu.be
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11 van de 14 mensen (79%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
1.8 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 12 juni 2014
It's fun to play, if you're into speedy, addicting games!
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