"It's the "Dark Souls" of space shooters-- at least for me." -mightycow88. R-COIL is a multidirectional shooter with a unique single button control scheme. Use the stick to aim and a single button to fire and thrust. Tap to fire. Hold to thrust. Each time you fire your bullet will push you back a little.
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Feb 5, 2018
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May 27

Join the R-COIL Star Champions!

Reach a score of 50,000 points or more to become an official R-COIL Star Champion! Just post a video of your run showing your score and we’ll send you an official Star Champion emblem embroidered patch. Click here for details on how to get yours.



Tips for Getting High Scores
R-COIL is a hard game, but it’s not as impossible nor random as it might seem at first. Here are a few tips to help you enter the Hall of Champions.

Learn to Fly - Spend some time getting a feel for moving around efficiently. Each shot will push you backwards, but don’t let that trick you into flying around backwards as fast as you can! Hold the fire button a bit every so often to thrust and counter the recoil effects. Move fast enough to be a moving target, but not fast enough to get out of control. Stay calm. Practice.

Choose Your Weapons - Not all power-ups are created equal. Learn what they do and which ones you like the best. If one that you want is getting away, shooting it once or twice will slow it down and buy you time to collect it. If one that you don’t like drops, shooting it three times will destroy it and spawn a replacement. Use this to get what you want.

New Features and Fixes in v1.1
  • More accurate recreation of vector graphics for all enemy ships and asteroids
  • Scoring system overhaul - 10k bonus points for clearing a level with a single life.
  • Power-ups can now be shot and destroyed.
    • Destroying the last power-up on the screen will drop a new random power-up. Don't like what dropped? Shoot it. But don't shoot the good stuff!
  • More generous checkpointing on level one.
  • Player projectiles are now 15% larger.
  • Better weapon randomizer for duel mode.
  • Display now accommodates multiple simultaneous power-ups.
  • Fixed several bugs with Duplicate Craft power-up.
  • R-COIL HEROES screen now displays global rank.
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“AAAAaaaaAAAaaaAAAAaaAAaAaA!!!”
The Mad Welshman

“R-Coil eschews a lot of the more modern conceits we’ve come to associate with the arena shooters genre and not only looks like a Vectrex game but plays a great deal like one too. Albeit, a Vectrex game written by an absolute monster.”
Take This Machine

About This Game

The Story

A malfunction with your experimental R-COIL engine has torn a hole in reality and you have fallen through it. You find yourself under attack by a horde of unfamiliar and hostile creatures. Your main thruster and weapons systems have been fused and your stabilizer is offline; you cannot fire your weapons without moving. Will you find your way home, or will you die trying?

The Game

R-COIL is an old-fashioned multi-directional shooter with a unique single button control scheme. Use the stick to aim and a single button to fire and thrust. Tap to fire. Hold to thrust. Each time you fire your bullet will push you back a little. You’ll have to balance shooting and thrusting to maintain control. Once you master it you’ll be cruising through the cosmos like a space boss in no time. Just try not to get yourself killed.

Easy right? Wrong! This is not the friendly part of space and whatever you run into isn’t going to be happy to see you. There are shielded sharpshooting saucers, bullet spewing spinners, laser towers, and kamikaze buzz-saws to name a few. In fact, if it’s not a rock, you’re probably going to have to try to kill it before it kills you.

Features:

  • Single Player, Local Co-op, & Local Duel Modes.
  • Stress Free Mode - Relax and shoot. No lives. No pressure.
  • Countless Enemies and even more Power-ups.
  • Music and sound by the utterly unfamous Rainbow Kitten.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 and Up
    • Processor: Core 2 Duo 2.66Ghz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB Graphics Memory and Directx 9.0c Compatible gpu
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 100 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Onboard sound card
    • Additional Notes: Gamepad or Mouse Required
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X: 10.7, 10.8, 10.9
    • Processor: Dual Core Processor
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB Graphics Memory
    • Storage: 100 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Onboard sound card
    • Additional Notes: Gamepad or Mouse Required
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 10.04 (and newer)
    • Processor: Dual Core Processor
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB Graphics Memory
    • Storage: 100 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Onboard sound card
    • Additional Notes: Gamepad or Mouse Required
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