194-8 - Arcade inspired shoot em up available for the Pico-8!
Some more Pico-8 news today and one that is closely inspired by the shoot em up '1942' by Capcom released in 1984, is the latest version 1.0 of 194-8 by LeDjinn for the Pico-8 and your PC playable in a browser. In this game you pilot a green plane with a gun and a powerful beam weapon, that has to destroy many waves of enemies to reach and destroy the end boss for a level completion. Just be careful as not only will your weapon need recharging, but touching any enemies will cause you to lose a life.
I was able to have a short play through of this game today and I can tell you it is certainly a time waster and does give you those nostalgic vibes from playing 1942 in the arcades or ported over to a main system. The problem is with the game isn't that it is frustrating or anything to do with the graphics but the enemy waves in the first level are very repetitive and the music will cause you to go insane, again very repetitive. But if you've got a few hours to spare and want to play it on your Pico-8 or through a browser, then go ahead, it is free!
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