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Snapcase
31-10-2002, 09:41:56
Yes, I know, I know, it's another clone of a classic game. I just thought the original was obscure enough and the remake brilliant enough to warrant it.

Like Gravity Wars, this is the standard cannon-style turn-based shooting game turned into something more compelling using the lovely power of physics and matemathics. Can you hit your opponent while dodging planets, stars, wormholes, black holes and white holes, or even while constantly moving about in hyperspace? Will you need to use the power of gravity to reach your opponent with your weak projectile?

http://www.bolland.org/dsb.html

Scabrous Birdseed
31-10-2002, 11:08:15
Er, "weak projectile" sounds well dodgy.

Venom
31-10-2002, 13:42:45
Damn I thought you were trying to appeal to the Star Wars geeks.

Scabrous Birdseed
31-10-2002, 13:44:32
I don't remember the Death Star being purple.

Scabrous Birdseed
31-10-2002, 13:45:15
Nor Brian Reynolds really.

Venom
31-10-2002, 13:45:31
Purple seems to rule your spectrum.

Scabrous Birdseed
31-10-2002, 13:47:05
I like purple.

Venom
31-10-2002, 13:49:31
So in your world the Death Star would indeed be purple.

Scabrous Birdseed
31-10-2002, 13:54:29
I always saw the Death Star as being more of a slightly sparkly emerald green, sort of like cheap metallic paint.

Venom
31-10-2002, 13:59:11
So only people were purple?

Debaser
31-10-2002, 15:34:06
Hay, that was actually quite enjoyable for about 10 minutes. I thin I used to have a version on my Acorn Electron about 20 years ago.