"SkillGrid" is a new vertical shoot 'em up for AGA Amigas by Simone "RETREAM" Bevilacqua, who by the way is also responsible for the excellent BOH and Huenison games, among others, and has created a little gaming universe made of his creations.
So now he's released SkillGrid, which takes place in the same universe, and again has somehow to do with some Evil Masters - you can read the full saga on SkillGrid's homepage (see links below).
Among SkillGrid's features are
- original tactical gameplay mix of shooting and catching/dodging
- endless game with procedurally generated stages
- in-depth scoring system
- sub-games and boss battles
- parallax scrolling
- pixel-perfect collision detection
- hi-quality prog-rock music [Author's note: Yeah, baby!]
...and many more.
A couple of different editions are available, including a physical "Deluxe Edition" with CD, floppy disks, 16-page booklet, postcards, badges, and even a A3 sized poster! Very nice.
Here you can see SkillGrid in action:
Judging from the screenshots, the music, and the video, this is an awesome game. Gameplay looks above-average, the action is frenetic, graphics are good to stunning, smooth and stylish, and then there are these outstanding music tracks (some of which almost speak out "I love Iron Maiden!") and sound effects.
Bevilacqua's work is really impressive, he's applying minimalistic gaming ideas from the smartphone-generation to the Amiga, and does so with amazing technical skill. The boxed "Deluxe Edition" of SkillGrid (or any of RETREAM's games, for that matter) is just beautiful, a must-have for any serious Amiga gamer.
Find out more, listen to the music, and get your copy of "SkillGrid" at:
If you just want to order your physical edition you can go here directly:
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