Obsolescence


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Obsolescence

ArtbegottiThere's a bit of a discrepancy that comes up when you try to describe Connor Ullmann's Obsolescence. On one hand, it's a bullet hell shooter where you've got to dodge thousands of projectiles while firing lasers to dismantle a giant boss bit by bit. On the other hand, since you're fighting a series of kaleidoscopic bosses spewing delicate white bombs in synchronized patterns, the entire thing looks almost pretty, as though you're fighting a giant space doily. A deadly space doily, mind you, but a doily nonetheless.

ObsolescenceAt the center of each doil— er, level, you'll find the heart of the boss to be destroyed in a glowing red. All of the white bits that fly around it are shields, guns, and lasers that can be destroyed, but not without a little bit of hassle. Use the [arrow] keys or [WASD] to move your tiny ship around the outer ring of the field (the ring will rotate to keep you centered at the bottom). Your ship is always firing a laser beam, so all you have to worry about is staying alive long enough to burrow your way to the center. If your ship takes three hits, you lose a life, but thankfully your progress remains intact. Lose all three lives, and the doily monster wins. Note that there are some patterns to how your enemies' parts move; can you exploit this to take down the decade of deadly doily destroyers?

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I give the game 1 out of 5. ( It's just not my 'thang' )

I give the phrase "Giant space doily" a 6 out of 5. ( Best description 'evah' )

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Star Castle Redux. Anyone here old enough to remember it? c. 1980. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8HHRCA6CS8k

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Surprisingly addicting. It's like the boss level of a top-down shooter, but without the walls.

I found the laser turret to be a bit too difficult. It's possible to die in one hit, rather than three with it.

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SonicLover May 16, 2013 7:29 PM

I found one detail interesting, and I think it casts a whole new light upon the game's title...

Whenever you kill a boss, you become the next boss's core.

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Having trouble with boss #8:

(multiple lasers, a ring of fast-shooting medium-size doily cannons surrounded by shields)

Any hints/suggestions?

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chipmunk May 20, 2013 3:52 PM

Is there a way to pause the game?

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Yes, 'p' pauses the game (and 'm' mutes/unmutes the audio).

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