Echoes+ is an intense retro action space shooter that will test your reaction and concentration levels to the max!
User reviews:
Overall:
Very Positive (775 reviews) - 92% of the 775 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jan 15, 2015

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About This Game

Echoes+ is an intense retro action space shooter created with App Game Kit 2. It will test your reactions and concentration levels to the max!
Fight your way through wave after wave of neon coloured space enemies, leveling up your score multiplayer and shields as you go. The onslaught just keeps on building with new challenges the further you progress. You'll need to be super focused if you want a place on the global high score table, one blink and it can be all over!

Echoes+ is a showcase game made using App Game Kit 2 (AGK). You can learn more about App Game Kit 2 here:

http://store.steampowered.com/app/325180/

Echoes mode

Echoes mode consists of 10 levels of blasting action, each introducing a new enemy with different strengths & weaknesses.
When you get hit you lose energy but it can be replenished by collecting green power ups. Getting hit may also downgrade your weapon, but act fast and you can power it back up again. Increased kills means more power-ups.

Time Attack

Just want a quick blast? Then try time attack. In this mode you have to score as many points as you can in 3 minutes. You get unlimited energy but being hit incurs a points penalty.

Tips
  • The secret to a high score is collecting multipliers.
  • The more enemies you kill the more multiplier power-ups will be dropped.
  • Shooting stars will always drop a score multiplier.
  • Warning! Points lost if hit are linked to the score multiplier.

Survivor Mode

This is all about how long you can survive without taking a hit. The score is irrelevant!

Tips
  • Your weapon will power up over time automatically.
  • Time is your priority so shooting enemies might not always be the best approach.
  • Destroying planets might be risky but they drop shields which will protect you for 10 seconds, invaluable in this game mode.

Classic Mode

This has a simpler game play and modified controls making it more like the 80's retro games.



Tips
  • Use smaller and more controlled movements than in other game modes.
  • Try and stay away from the edge of the play area whenever possible.
  • Listen out for the warning sounds that mean a saucer is approaching.

Meteor Storm Mode

This challenges you to fend off increasingly frequent and dense waves of meteors. Destroy the golden meteors & collect score multipliers.



  • Tips
    • Your ship starts with a fixed amount of energy which cannot be replenished.
    • Getting hit reduces your energy but also causes you to drop some of your score multipliers.
    • Your weapon power is fixed and cannot be increased.

    Asteroid Belt Mode

    Here you face snakes of energy that increase in both quantity and length at each new level.



    Tips
    • Your ship starts with a fixed amount of energy which cannot be replenished.
    • The score multiplier is linked to the number of asteroid belts at the start of the current level.
    • Your weapon power is fixed and cannot be increased.

    Zoo Trials (zoots)

    • These are a series of additional challenges. Each zoot can be attempted on any of the four difficulty levels, with harder difficulties contributing more towards your total completion percentage; Easy = 1%, Normal = 2%, Hard = 3% and Insane = 4%
    • Only the hardest difficulty achieved counts towards your total, so for the ultimate 100% score you need to complete each of the 25 zoots on insane difficulty.
    • Zoots can only be completed in specific game modes so make sure you check these on the zoo trials menu screen.
    • The Pause screen shows your progress towards and zoots.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8 / 10
    • Processor: 1GHz processor
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Pixel Shader 2.0 and Vertex Shader 2.0
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 23 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8 / 10
    • Processor: 1GHz processor or faster
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Pixel Shader 2.0 and Vertex Shader 2.0
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 23 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mountain Lion 10.7
    • Processor: Intel Celeron or better
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Open GL 2.0 compatible or better
    • Storage: 23 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Mountain Lion 10.7
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 / Athlon 2 X2 or better
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia / ATI (shader model 4.0+, year 2009) or better
    • Storage: 23 MB available space
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Overall:
Very Positive (775 reviews)
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OkieDokie999
0.9 hrs
Posted: August 20
First note: The game is free. A free game is a game which wastes nothing if you don't like it (which you shouldn't. A great game like this deserves to be loved.).
Now then, the game... hurts my eyes... BUT STILL! It pretty much has everything a good bullet hell game should have. A good visual scheme, dozens (and I mean DOZENS) of things to dodge, and incredibly satisfying to see that one huge asteroid that crushed you crumble into powder. This is one of the only, if not THE only bullet hell game that is free and has everything I wanted. Also, the control scheme is dastardly at first, but gets comfortable later on. The only downside is the fact that it's so bright my eyes hurt after half an hour, and its difficulty is UNBELIEVABLE. I am semi-experienced with bullet hell games, but this... it' too tough for me on insane. 4.5/5*
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Kupo Games
1.0 hrs
Posted: August 18
Not the most original or well made twin-stick shooter, but it's free! And it's still better than some of the paid ones!

There's actually quite a lot of game modes and I'd happily play this a bit longer if it had Steam achievements.
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Enizy Lunar
0.1 hrs
Posted: August 15
Does not work with PS4 controller
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Deenkee
0.9 hrs
Posted: August 7
Do you or a loved one suffer from a cocaine addiction?
Have I got the solution for you
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ilikepie/guns
4.5 hrs
Posted: July 21
addicting as coke.
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RFCaldas
0.9 hrs
Posted: July 18
Very nice game but I guess it could be better... like 10 years ago, controlling direction of fire with mouse. That was the thing that made this "asteroids" game very diferente and realy interesting. Make it happen again.
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SOMNIUM
1.8 hrs
Posted: July 12
OK. Im on drugs atm IGN: 420/10
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Codename: RISE
0.4 hrs
Posted: July 5
This Game Is Fkn MASSIVE!!!
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Ashekat・:*:・゚♫
1.5 hrs
Posted: July 4
BASICALLY GEOMETRY WARS, EXCEPT HARDER AND MORE AWESOME?????? <3
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NecroPolo
0.4 hrs
Posted: June 28
As being a fan of the game from its initial release many years ago, I think this is my fav classic console style shooter, ever. I must admit that action shooters, shoot'em ups and the like are not for me at all. Anyway, I guess I burned more hours playing Echoes than the other shooters alltogether and it's a big thing as I'm dated back as a gamer to Commodore 64 times in the '80s where the great majority of games belonged to this category.

I really like the way Echoes became enhanced during the years, nice feats have been added without affecting its addictive nature.

Awesome work!
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 18
Not the most original or well made twin-stick shooter, but it's free! And it's still better than some of the paid ones!

There's actually quite a lot of game modes and I'd happily play this a bit longer if it had Steam achievements.
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395 of 546 people (72%) found this review helpful
538 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 16, 2015
Better then H1Z1
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76 of 84 people (90%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 16, 2015
Extremely fun, and very addicting. I can't imagine how hard it is to create a game from scratch like this, which makes how clean and responsive it is all the more impressive.

6 game modes, 4 difficulty levels, local & global leaderboards (with perpetually updating banners to let you know if someone just supplanted you atop a certain board), and one hell of a soundtrack.

Very, very well done.
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76 of 87 people (87%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 16, 2015
Fantastic example of how powerful AppGameKit V2 is :)

This is made by one man using AppGameKit V2, which basically means in the press of about 5 keys on his PC he could have versions of this game ready to be installed on Windows, Mac, IOS, Android and even Blackberry while he only had to code it once. Cross platform frameworks such as this are the future I beleive, and AGKv2 is a good one.

The fact the dude put this on Steam for free, and its REALLY free, not full of BS micro transactions shows the signs of a good dev.

I hope this dev puts more stuff on Steam, but for money next time, because I would give him some money to feed the BinaryZoo animals :)
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49 of 57 people (86%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 7, 2015
Space shooter with flying asteroids, planets, suns and blackholes. Everything is the matter of bullets. Recommended to fall asleep more easily.
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42 of 46 people (91%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 18, 2015
Echoes+ is a difficult and chaotic arcade game taking inspirations from classic arcade games like Asteroids and Centipede. Visually speaking, it's fantastic and the soundtrack is awesome! The controls are also very smooth and there are several unique modes which definitely help to keep the game interesting. However, the replayability is not too amazing. I personally would've loved to see more features including achievements and/or some sort of multiplayer. I'm sure these features would certainly add to the replayability and improve the game overall. But nevertheless, it's a pretty fun (free) game and I would recommend it if you enjoy simple arcade games or are looking to kill some time.
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39 of 49 people (80%) found this review helpful
18 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 16, 2015
A free, indie version of a classic game. Better than a few dozen $5 games on this very gaming hub, which people will rave and rant to defend.
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33 of 41 people (80%) found this review helpful
38 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 25, 2015
Don't scratch your nose Simulator 2015.

9/10
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26 of 30 people (87%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 16, 2015
Not bad at all. I played this game years ago as a free download.
It's still the same game with extra modes. It started out as a clone of a popular xbox live game and turned out to be better than that game in almost every way.
Great game if you have a 360 pc controller or equivalent.

Issues I have with this version.
Where are the graphics settings? The original game had great customisable settings from resolution to post processing.
This game looks out of focus and I want to dial the screen effects down...so game devs put that back..why did you even take it away?
Also...the game wont play music or let me select it from my 'my music' folder...sure you can select the folder but nothing happens after that.

So the only complaints I have are the things you took away from the original free game..or..things that worked in the original but dont now.
Why dont you maybe just put the orgiinal game on steam...there was nothing wrong with it. But hey the game is free....so...i don't know.
It makes me want to download and play the original again...mostly because the graphics were customisable...honestly once you took away some of the effects, set it to your native resolution and took away the post processing, the game looked so much better back in the day.

It's still a thumbs up from me though.
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14 of 15 people (93%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 1
Echoes+ is an absolutely fantastic little game!

Pros:
- Free
- Only 20 MB
- Stunning graphics
- Awesome soundtrack
- Great gameplay
- Challenging game modes

Cons:
- None

Just click "Play Game", wait 2 seconds for it to download, start playing, and be amazed. It's definitely worth it.

There's simply no reason not to check this out.
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