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Alien Fish Invasion

By dishmoth Published on Oct 9th, 2016 293

My first Pico-8 game...

I wanted to make an old-fashioned arcade shooter, like Defender but not as difficult to play.

The end result differs quite a bit from Defender - except for its difficulty level. ;)

Tip 1: Completely wipe out a cluster of aliens and you'll earn an extra life.  Survival means earning lives faster than you lose them (and you will lose them very fast).

Tip 2: If you already have three lives, an extra life will power up your smartbomb meter instead.  When it's full - BOOM!  Humanity's future depends on you triggering as many smartbombs as you can.

Tip 3: Those speedy pink loner aliens?  Hunt them down!  They're the last of their cluster, so that's where your extra lives/smartbombs come from.