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November 9, 2007 11:14 AM   Subscribe

Ever felt like flying a missile down a tube filled with rotating obstacles? No? Well, here’s your chance.
posted by yhbc (38 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite

 
Hmm... It's hard to judge your exact position.
posted by delmoi at 11:19 AM on November 9, 2007


I was totally viewing everything "negatively" for my first 4 missles. (By "negatively", I thought that what was a hole was a wall, and vice-versa.) It was really zany.
posted by King Bee at 11:24 AM on November 9, 2007


i gotta find my mouse...this touch pad is killing me.
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints at 11:28 AM on November 9, 2007


Very cool...if only they could have combined some of the gameplay elements from Tempest, like shooting stuff, it would be even better!
posted by digiFramph at 11:28 AM on November 9, 2007


It's a bit tough because you can't actually "see" any part of the ship you're piloting. But it gets easier once you realize you can't crash into the side of the tunne and can just hug it for many of the obstacles.
posted by reformedjerk at 11:37 AM on November 9, 2007


Jerking your head madly from side to side seems to help as well.
posted by yhbc at 11:38 AM on November 9, 2007 [4 favorites]


*pees pants, goes back to work*
posted by phaedon at 11:45 AM on November 9, 2007


Funstrating should be a real word.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 11:45 AM on November 9, 2007


It's a bit tough

I used to bulls eye womprats in my T-16 back home in Biggers Canyon, they not much bigger then two meters.
posted by CynicalKnight at 12:12 PM on November 9, 2007 [7 favorites]


10 hundred million points.
posted by 517 at 12:14 PM on November 9, 2007 [1 favorite]


I liked.
posted by everichon at 12:26 PM on November 9, 2007


Truly fun, and served in a portion size perfect for a Friday in the office.
posted by butterstick at 12:28 PM on November 9, 2007


Fun!
posted by tiger yang at 12:30 PM on November 9, 2007


I understand wanting to be careful about letting your missiles out of your tubes, but I really feel like this is a poorly designed missile launching device.
posted by ND¢ at 12:31 PM on November 9, 2007 [3 favorites]


NDc: LOL. This gave me 'I'm in motion' feeling usually reserved for snowboarding, and felt like i was falling.... (Read: this is good)
posted by uni verse at 12:52 PM on November 9, 2007


That was entertaining. I noticed that I crashed early and often, and then I hit a groove where I could do no wrong.

Nifty.
posted by quin at 12:55 PM on November 9, 2007


It's a decent game, but old. Like, I'm pretty sure it's been previously posted in a version without all the advertising and use-chat-to-open-a-persistent-socket-connection-to-my-machine old.
posted by mkultra at 1:03 PM on November 9, 2007 [1 favorite]


no invert y-mouse = fail
posted by blind.wombat at 1:11 PM on November 9, 2007 [1 favorite]


FWIW, one segment of Rez is a bit like this.
posted by Nelson at 1:12 PM on November 9, 2007


Ouch! My Head!
posted by From Bklyn at 1:17 PM on November 9, 2007


Metafilter: Jerking your head madly from side to side seems to help as well
posted by lalochezia at 1:20 PM on November 9, 2007


This game is why I simultaneously love and hate flash. I love it because this is a good game. I hate it because the flash lag makes it so much more frustrating than it needs to be. Someone come up with a flash -> Nintendo DS converter, stat.
posted by Skorgu at 1:22 PM on November 9, 2007


This was easy-peasy until level five, then my eyeballs did not live up to my expectations.

Also, I found myself ducking on occasion, which is the hallmark of a successfully immersive game. So well done!
posted by davejay at 1:36 PM on November 9, 2007


You see, this is why I would never have managed to blow up the second death star. I would so have been one of the goons in the TIE fighters bouncing comically off the walls of the tunnel.
posted by Luddite at 1:41 PM on November 9, 2007 [1 favorite]


"It's a decent game, but old. Like, I'm pretty sure it's been previously posted in a version without all the advertising and use-chat-to-open-a-persistent-socket-connection-to-my-machine old."

Firefox and Noscript seems to fix that.
posted by Auz at 1:43 PM on November 9, 2007


Like, I'm pretty sure it's been previously posted in a version without all the advertising and use-chat-to-open-a-persistent-socket-connection-to-my-machine old.

I'm not sure if it's been posted before, but this site has only a couple text ads and no chat box. They also host Squares 2, which has been posted before but is still awesome.
posted by Gary at 1:46 PM on November 9, 2007


no invert y-mouse = fail

Why on earth would you do such a thing? It's like if one of your legs was pointed backward.
posted by Pope Guilty at 1:49 PM on November 9, 2007 [2 favorites]


Some of us play our games with inverted mice because we grew up playing flight and space sims on joystick. On a joystick, pull back=look up. We transferred that to mouse, and we've never broken that habit. Although this game didn't have orientation, only position, so I didn't need mouse inversion for this.
Also, the chat that was going on while I was waiting to start was worse than youtube commentary.
posted by agentofselection at 2:51 PM on November 9, 2007


If you put a piece of tape of something in the center of the window you'll always know your position.

Spoiler: In the end you impregnate a woman.
posted by damn dirty ape at 3:43 PM on November 9, 2007


Now I know how Luke felt.
posted by MiltonRandKalman at 4:22 PM on November 9, 2007


"A ordinarily interesting game made ridiculous by an overblown soundtrack."- Fictional Review Guy
posted by JHarris at 5:00 PM on November 9, 2007


Reminds me of Ballistics. Nothing quite like zooming down a curvy tube at mach 1.
posted by Freaky at 5:11 PM on November 9, 2007


Without Y invert it is about impossible for me.
posted by bz at 6:07 PM on November 9, 2007


In this thread: we blame our failings on the lack of Y axis inversion.
posted by KingoftheWhales at 9:10 PM on November 9, 2007


Hey! What the hell, I thought I was supposed to get 5 missiles. It keeps saying "GAME OVER" after I die once.
posted by empty commercial spaces at 9:41 PM on November 9, 2007


That's because there's no Y axis inversion.
posted by bz at 9:47 PM on November 9, 2007


Alright, for some reason it's giving me all my missiles now.

BTW, the trick seems to be keeping your eye on the next gap through the one you're currently approaching. Maybe.
posted by empty commercial spaces at 9:50 PM on November 9, 2007


Cool game! A good way to waste five minutes
posted by sebastionjacksongallery at 10:03 AM on November 10, 2007


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