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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Ausgeglichen (96 Reviews) - 59 % der 96 Nutzerreviews für dieses Spiel sind positiv.
Veröffentlichung: 11. Juni 2014

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Über dieses Spiel

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

Systemanforderungen

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • Betriebssystem: Windows Vista or higher
    • Prozessor: Intel Core 2 Duo 1.7ghz, or AMD equivalent
    • Arbeitsspeicher: 2 GB RAM
    • Grafik: Intel HD 4600 or higher
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Speicherplatz: 300 MB verfügbarer Speicherplatz
    • Zusätzliche Anmerkungen: Controller recommended
    Empfohlen:
    • Betriebssystem: Windows vista or higher
    • Prozessor: Intel I3 or ADM equivalent
    • Arbeitsspeicher: 4 GB RAM
    • Grafik: Nvidia GeForce 450 or Radeon 4770 or higher
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Netzwerk: Breitband-Internetverbindung
    • Speicherplatz: 300 MB verfügbarer Speicherplatz
    • Zusätzliche Anmerkungen: Controller recommended
    Minimum:
    • Betriebssystem: 10.6 or later
    • Prozessor: Intel Core 2 Duo 1.7ghz
    • Arbeitsspeicher: 2 GB RAM
    • Grafik: Intel HD 4600 or higher
    • Speicherplatz: 300 MB verfügbarer Speicherplatz
    Empfohlen:
    • Betriebssystem: 10.6 or later
    • Prozessor: Intel i3 or higher
    • Arbeitsspeicher: 2 GB RAM
    • Grafik: Nvidia GeForce 450 or Radeon 4770 or higher
    • Netzwerk: Breitband-Internetverbindung
    • Speicherplatz: 300 MB verfügbarer Speicherplatz
    Minimum:
    • Betriebssystem: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
    • Prozessor: Intel Core 2 Duo 1.7ghz
    • Arbeitsspeicher: 2 GB RAM
    • Grafik: Intel HD 4600 or higher
    • Speicherplatz: 300 MB verfügbarer Speicherplatz
    Empfohlen:
    • Betriebssystem: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
    • Prozessor: Intel i3 or higher
    • Arbeitsspeicher: 2 GB RAM
    • Grafik: Nvidia GeForce 450 or Radeon 4770 or higher
    • Netzwerk: Breitband-Internetverbindung
    • Speicherplatz: 300 MB verfügbarer Speicherplatz
Nutzerreviews
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Ausgeglichen (96 Reviews)
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Adib
( 1.5 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 27. Juni
i r8 dis b8 an 8/8.
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FransH
( 8.1 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 26. Juni
This game is true to its description, worth the 2 bucks.
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Sgt.miabuelaesrambo
( 3.9 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 18. Januar
Fast and fluid game with a fine design, but it lacks variety of enemies and weapons.
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Kouchi
( 5.6 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 6. Januar
Pulstar is a game that reminds the old school because it's an arcade game. It is simple, colorful, requires agility and practice. It's a good game to play at moments that you are without internet or don't have so much time to play. I really enjoyed it and if you like arcade games you will probabily enjoy it too.
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Azeemotron
( 0.4 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 17. November 2015
I payed £5 for this game as i thought it would be quite fun. I actually can't remember why i decided to £5 for this game when it's the sort you'd pay 69p for on a mobile device. Game get's difficult quickly and soon becomes extreamely boring, the replayability for such a one dimensional game is next to none.
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Vanilla Rice
( 0.2 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 31. Oktober 2015
Ah the poor cousin of gemetry wars, slightly more difficult but a good way to kill 10 minutes or so if you need to.
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josedonald
( 0.1 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 29. Oktober 2015
This game is an interesing concept for a twin stick shooter but it it very bare bones. This could be a really small time killer but I don't recommend paying the full $4.99 amount fot this title. I bought this game with a %50 coupon and i still felt it wasn't justified to still pay $2.49. It the game's benefit, it does have a lot potential but the game falls on it's face by not reaching further and developing on the concept. It could use some work and I would think they could build on this concept and makie it a little bit deeper.

PROS:
  • Controller-support
  • Simple concept
  • Decent time killer

CONS:
  • Shallow, almost no depth
  • Lack of potential
  • Not worth the price
  • Control Sensitivity
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dem0n1c_nerd
( 1.7 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 4. Oktober 2015
I find it to be very relaxing in its simiplicity. If I'm looking for a shooter that doesn't make me want to lose it like Geometry Wars, Pulstar is fun to play for a bit. For $5 it's a little steep, but it's worth the chillout time on sale.
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DarkNetFan
( 0.1 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 28. August 2015
Very simple game where you float around dodging and shooting stuff. Controls feel clunky, which I assume is deliberate, but makes the game less fun. Singleplayer ran fine on Linux, when I clicked "Start" in multiplayer it crashed. Seeing as this game isn't much better than most flash games content wise I can't really recommend it for any price above zero.
Hilfreich? Ja Nein Lustig
RVK
( 22.2 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 24. August 2015
Pulstar, with its intriguing choice of colors and the promise of a fast paced shoot em up, has so much wasted potential. The game is basic, almost barebone, which is fine for me and many others. However, it suffers from two major issues: horrible contrast and jerky movement controls. The game starts out easy but soon becomes overwhelming with continuous waves of enemies. Pulstar's replayability stems from the single and multiplayer world ranking that it offers. In the advanced wave stages, it becomes unnecessarily difficult to identify enemy elements due to the overdone graphics saturation. Additionally, you won't be able to adjust the jerky movements which makes advancing in this game more of a matter of luck than skill. Finally, the multiplayer option is limited to local co-op with no online functionality. The developers have decided to keep the game as is which is truly a shame.

+Great concept
+Beautiful graphics
+Local Co-op
+World Ranking

-Barebone game
-High color saturation/no contrast
-No online multiplayer
-Jerky movement controls
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8.1 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 26. Juni
This game is true to its description, worth the 2 bucks.
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1.5 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 27. Juni
i r8 dis b8 an 8/8.
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1.7 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 17. Januar 2015
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.
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0.3 Std. insgesamt
Vorveröffentlichungsreview
Verfasst: 9. Juni 2014
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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2.0 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 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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1.5 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 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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22.2 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 24. August 2015
Pulstar, with its intriguing choice of colors and the promise of a fast paced shoot em up, has so much wasted potential. The game is basic, almost barebone, which is fine for me and many others. However, it suffers from two major issues: horrible contrast and jerky movement controls. The game starts out easy but soon becomes overwhelming with continuous waves of enemies. Pulstar's replayability stems from the single and multiplayer world ranking that it offers. In the advanced wave stages, it becomes unnecessarily difficult to identify enemy elements due to the overdone graphics saturation. Additionally, you won't be able to adjust the jerky movements which makes advancing in this game more of a matter of luck than skill. Finally, the multiplayer option is limited to local co-op with no online functionality. The developers have decided to keep the game as is which is truly a shame.

+Great concept
+Beautiful graphics
+Local Co-op
+World Ranking

-Barebone game
-High color saturation/no contrast
-No online multiplayer
-Jerky movement controls
War dieses Review hilfreich? Ja Nein Lustig
13 von 16 Personen (81 %) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
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1.8 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 12. Juni 2014
It's fun to play, if you're into speedy, addicting games!
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13 von 16 Personen (81 %) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
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3.3 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 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 von 19 Personen (74 %) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
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11.8 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 12. Juni 2014
Enjoyed very much! Download it today and already have 5 hours! Simple and very fun. I personally love to play between my league of legend games.
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