Blast your way through a galaxy of planets in this fast paced, side scrolling shoot 'em up. Fight in deep space, fly through asteroid belts, and battle across moons as you take on the alien menace.
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Apr 12, 2018

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December 19, 2018

It's Christmas time, let's blast everything in sight!

Hi All,

In keeping with our commitment to update our games to keep them fresh and challenging, we've released the latest update to our side-scrolling shooter, Solar Wind.

So, what's new?

  • Added 3 new stages, to bring the total to 20
  • Added 3 new end of level bosses, each with unique behaviours.
  • Upgraded player weapons to increase damage
  • Added 40 new player weapon upgrades.
  • Increased Steam Achievements to reflect additional levels
  • Improved explosions and visuals
  • Tweaked many areas for improved performance.
  • Updated media and added additional alien landscapes.
  • Tweaked laser gates to slice through player armour.
  • Localised high score feature.
  • Many smaller tweaks and updates for improved game-play.

    That's it for now, we may have another smaller update in a few days, but we were keen to get you this impressive new build in time for Christmas.


    The JimJams Games team.
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August 29, 2018

New build, new look, new ways to die!

Hi All,

We've been working on an update for Solar Wind for a few weeks now, and we're very pleased with the results.

Not only have we added 4 new levels, we've added 4 new bosses to go with them, tweaked 5 other bosses, added 10 new alien ships, nearly 20 new alien features and behaviours, and a host of new defences and turrets. We've also taken the time to improve the look of just about everything.

Here's a full list of what's new.

  • 4 completely new and challanging levels.
  • 4 new end of level bosses, including the death spinner, the tarntula, the evil eye and the behemoth.
  • Increased the alien defences, you'll now encounter concealed turrets, homing missiles, mine droppers, crushers, and loads more.
  • 10 new alien ships, with improved movement, including the razor and blade ships, bombers, missile ships, drop ships and a load more.
  • Added a new player loadout screen, so you can tailor your launch ship.
  • Added new player weapons, including the electro cannon, new shields, wave cannon and a couple more tweaks. Taking the total number of weapons, equipment and defence variations to well over 50.
  • Player ship now reflects 90% of upgrades, so you can see your ship grow as you play.
  • Improved the media, with the addition of paralax backgrounds, and better starfields.
  • Updated and improved almost all of the explosions, for a more immersive battle experience.
  • Improved stability by addressing a couple of minor bugs, and improved performance on lower end machines.

    We hope that you love the latest update. We've lots more planned, so be sure to keep an eye out for new features in the near future.

    Thanks for reading and enjoy.

    The JimJams Games team.
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About This Game

JimJams games are a small, indie development team with a love for the retro games of the '80's and 90's. We only develop games that embrace that era, aiming to provide true classicly styled gaming, with a massive retro feel, maybe with a slight hint of what these games would have been with a little more processing power.

We don't aim to develop AAA games, but simply to bring our passion for a time gone by to those who love truly classic themed and inspired games. If this is a genre and era that you love, then our games are for you.

Solar Wind is our take on the classic sidescrolling shoot 'em ups of the past. Fight your way through deep space, penetrate asteriod belts, swoop low across alien moons, and weave through narrow caverns, and alien complexes as you take the fight to an unknown enemy.

Solar Wind encompasses many elements of the classic side scrolling, shoot 'em ups. Blast asteroids, take on alien ships, upgrade your ship with numerous add-ons, and navigate the unknown in the retro-themed blaster. We've taken our love of such games as Scramble, R-Type, Gradius, Vanguard, and a load more and combined our favourite features of each.... And we haven't stopped yet!

  • 20 challenging, themed, retro blasting stages.

  • A new big boss at the end of every stage.

  • Over 90 different aliens, enemy weapons and defences..

  • Destroy radar stations and ground bases to interrupt the alien responses.

  • Fight challenging and varied mid-stage boss ships.

  • Upgrade your ship with over 80 weapons, equipment, armour and add-ons.
  • Battle to the thundering, original, Astro rock soundtrack.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7 SP2
    • Processor: Dual Core 2.80 Ghz or higher
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nivida 850M or better
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 600 MB available space
    • Sound Card: N/A
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Quad core or higher
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 650 Ti or better
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 600 MB available space
    • Sound Card: N/A

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