Revenge is a dish best served with cheese
November 27, 2006 7:30 PM   Subscribe

You are an asteroid that has seen many of your brethren decimated by the evil spaceship in the original Asteroid's game. The loss of your rock-fellows has hurt and scarred you deeply. Your rocky heart has ached for vengenance.

Your time has come.
posted by Brandon Blatcher (29 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

 
It would be far more fun if the asteriod you assume breaks into smalller asteriods à la the original Asteriods, then you had to control multiple asteriods until the smallest bits were destroyed.
posted by Burhanistan at 7:35 PM on November 27, 2006


god bless CS 101 final projects.
posted by tylermoody at 7:41 PM on November 27, 2006


Just as when Nelson Mandela was elected president after being a political for dozens of years, I weep.
posted by CynicalKnight at 7:56 PM on November 27, 2006


Brilliant.
posted by KirTakat at 7:56 PM on November 27, 2006


being a political prisoner...
posted by CynicalKnight at 7:59 PM on November 27, 2006


A wonderful idea. Two nits: 1st, it shouldn't reset the ships after you die and 2nd: it should spawn smaller ai-controlled asteroids each time the player (or one of the AIs) gets hit.
posted by jedicus at 8:05 PM on November 27, 2006


That is so awesome.
posted by loquacious at 8:15 PM on November 27, 2006


I had no idea there was so much friction in space.
posted by knave at 8:21 PM on November 27, 2006 [1 favorite]


That is the best game ever.
posted by sotonohito at 8:22 PM on November 27, 2006


cool post but the grocer's apostrophe rears its ugly head again...
posted by joeblough at 8:33 PM on November 27, 2006


Bril. Great post.
posted by Pseudoephedrine at 8:48 PM on November 27, 2006


I can't help but feel that it should be better (the game, not the post).
posted by jonson at 9:13 PM on November 27, 2006


Cute.
posted by notmydesk at 9:14 PM on November 27, 2006


god damn i love this. thank you thank you thank you.
posted by shmegegge at 9:15 PM on November 27, 2006


Let's hope this is the start of a trend. I, for one, would love to stick it to Pac-Man. Waka-waka, my ass.
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 9:25 PM on November 27, 2006


I'm in a agreement with jonson, its a good concept but the game play is, kind of, meh.
posted by fenriq at 9:29 PM on November 27, 2006


Hahaha. This is amazing. Judging by the Top Scores, though, it seems that it's rather difficult to stay alive long enough to exact a proper revenge.
posted by roomwithaview at 9:49 PM on November 27, 2006


Yeah the game could be better... but it had me by the heartstrings as soon as the boop... boop... boop started.
posted by rokusan at 9:53 PM on November 27, 2006


Bless the concept. And many thanks to the fine folks who did this for nothing. I started to get weepy as I got smaller. Nice empathy for asteroids...no small creative accomplishment.


-now someone piggyback on this idea and make it a little better; what jedicus said-
posted by django_z at 10:10 PM on November 27, 2006


gawdam, I wish that coyote wuld wring that ol' roadrunner's neck
posted by namespan at 1:19 AM on November 28, 2006


Yeah, it stinks for gameplay, but I guess that's not the point. As a work of art, it's priceless.
posted by skammer at 1:39 AM on November 28, 2006


Reminds me of Steel Defence Commander, where the idea of a shoot-em-up type vertical scroller is similarly reversed: you control the defense mechanisms and fighter waves that try to stop the single, courageous spaceship that attempts to break through your defenses.
posted by PontifexPrimus at 1:55 AM on November 28, 2006


“Robert. Robert look! Do you see that? Did you just see that asteroid? Look! Quick, look! That asteroid just took out another spaceship!”

“When was the last time you had a vacation Nick...I just took my vacation, maybe when we get back to the stardock, you can think about a vacation...you know, back on Earth.”

“God damn it, Robert. Where'd it go? That asteroid, it has a will! A will! Give me the firing controls! Quick, quick! Where are you—you sonofa—”

*Computer generated sound of a spaceship exploding*
posted by Colloquial Collision at 4:30 AM on November 28, 2006 [1 favorite]


Neato! Another good game from the same pages is Pac-xon , which is a Qix/Pac-Man hybrid. There are other cool ones too, but I'm going to play more Pac-xon instead of linking to them.
posted by Cookiebastard at 4:39 AM on November 28, 2006


Irreverent.
posted by stbalbach at 5:27 AM on November 28, 2006


Ha - that's pretty amusing. A looooong time ago (in the late 1990s, before Flash was used for web games, and we had to use ancient tools like Director 6.0) I created Yar's Revenge II, (for the Tripod.com Toybox) "in which Yar gets back at all the other more popular Atari 2600 characters". Maybe I should have called it "Revenge of Yar's Revenge"... anyway, play value may be limited or nonexistent on your current supercomputer - it was meant more as a gag, than a game.
posted by chr1sb0y at 7:41 AM on November 28, 2006


Obsessed with strategy of turning the ship up and flying out of the screen so I re-enter from the bottom. This combined with a slight angle so I whiz from left to right turns me into the ultimate death star. Hitting 1000 points each time!!
posted by engling at 8:10 AM on November 28, 2006


Brilliant.

Now we just need Apostrophe's Revenge...
posted by Foosnark at 9:46 AM on November 28, 2006


Hee! Fun!
posted by zoogleplex at 11:32 AM on November 28, 2006


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