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Hydorah - PC indie shmup (free)

Post by oli_lar » Wed Jun 23, 2010 9:23 am

Just a heads up to people who might be interested -

Hydorah is a free indie shmup in the vein of Gradius and boasts excellent gameplay, graphics and music. It has such a high level of polish, even includes manual/cover/poster etc! Very old-school gameplay. Don't sleep on this one! Hopefully RG has/will cover it?

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http://www.locomalito.com/juegos_hydorah.php

Review & vid
http://www.indiegames.com/blog/2010/06/ ... h_loc.html

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Re: Hydorah - PC indie shmup (free)

Post by speedlolita » Wed Jun 23, 2010 9:24 am

Not my sort of shmup, but looks pretty good for an indie game. :)
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Post by GunstarHero » Wed Jun 23, 2010 9:41 am

Looks pretty cool. Doesn't look that hard from the video though.

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Post by TMR » Wed Jun 23, 2010 9:52 am

oli_lar wrote:Hopefully RG has/will cover it?
There'll be a news article in issue 80 but it arrived too late to be properly played for review so that'll be held back until 81.

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Re: Hydorah - PC indie shmup (free)

Post by oli_lar » Wed Jun 23, 2010 1:50 pm

GunstarHero wrote:Looks pretty cool. Doesn't look that hard from the video though.
Believe me, it is! To be fair whenever I watch gradius playthroughs back, even III, I think 'that looks easy. Of course it never actually is!

There are multiple paths through, the upper ones being the hardest. You do get limited save points though.


Good that its being reviewed TMR, look forward to reading it.

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Post by Denny Haynes » Wed Jun 23, 2010 3:41 pm

Thx that looks a great little game :D
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Re: Hydorah - PC indie shmup (free)

Post by Mr_Staypuft » Sun Jun 27, 2010 10:21 pm

Hydorah is... an astounding achievement.

It's the "Late 80s horizontal shmup remake" equivalent of Spelunky or Cave Story.
It's. That. Good.
The sheer level of imagination and professionalism in the graphics/music/enemies/levels is fantastic.

If you enjoyed Gradius/Salamander/R-type/X-Multiply... it's a must-download.
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Post by TwoHeadedBoy » Mon Jun 28, 2010 6:36 pm

Mr_Staypuft wrote:Hydorah is... an astounding achievement.

It's the "Late 80s horizontal shmup remake" equivalent of Spelunky or Cave Story.
It's. That. Good.
Comparable to Cave Story? Sold :D
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Re: Hydorah - PC indie shmup (free)

Post by C=Style » Tue Jun 29, 2010 12:05 pm

^ I'm with you there, Cave Story is fantastic! 8)

I downloaded this as it sounds good but I get some really crunchy sound in Win 7 for some reason. Is there anything that can be done to sort it out?

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Post by JetSetWilly » Tue Jun 29, 2010 2:44 pm

It doesn't even load for me. After I've installed it, it says it's loading, but then comes up with an error, then crashes back to the desktop :(
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Post by felgekarp » Tue Jun 29, 2010 2:48 pm

I don't seem to be getting any sound problems in win 7, nothing that's noticeable anyway.
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Post by C=Style » Tue Jun 29, 2010 4:01 pm

Yeah I don't mean something minor I mean a total crunch fest. I can't even make out the title screen music. Something is definitely not right my end, that's a bit strange.
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