JiG is on Patreon and Needs You! Click here for more information


  • Review

  • Browser Games

Obsolescence


  • Currently 3.5/5
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Rating: 3.5/5 (68 votes)
Comments (7) | Views (6,240)

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?

Play Obsolescence

7 Comments

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' )

Reply

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

Reply

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.

Reply
Patreon Crew 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.

Reply

Having trouble with boss #8:

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

Any hints/suggestions?

Reply
chipmunk May 20, 2013 3:52 PM

Is there a way to pause the game?

Reply

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

Reply

^ Scroll Up | Homepage >

Leave a comment [top of page]

Please consider creating a Casual Gameplay account if you're a regular visitor here, as it will allow us to create an even better experience for you. Sign-up here!
  • PLEASE UNDERSTAND SITE POLICIES BEFORE POSTING COMMENTS
  • You may use limited HTML tags for style:
    (a href, b, br/, strong, em, ul, ol, li, code, spoiler)
    HTML tags begin with a less-than sign: < and end with a greater-than sign: >. Always. No exceptions.
  • To post spoilers, please use spoiler tags: <spoiler> example </spoiler>
    If you need help understanding spoiler tags, read the spoiler help.
  • Please Preview your comment before posting, especially when using spoilers!
  • No link dropping, no domains as names; do not spam, and do not advertise! (rel="nofollow" in use)
6,857 Views
15 Comments
chrpa Hi, it's Wednesday and four new games just arrived! Amajeto revives their cooking lessons games and wants you to make a tasty omelette. Then you wake up in Selfdefiant's house where you don't need to do anything just find your...  ...
11,002 Views
24 Comments
chrpa Hello! It's Weekday Escape! Amajeto decided to remake some of their older games apparently - from well known reasons probably - and this week it's one of their hotel rooms. Very talented newbie kitposition wants you to escape luxury...  ...
chrpa Hi and welcome, the new Weekday Escape is here! This week Amajeto wants you to break free from their colorful kid's room. After you do that, you find yourself in Tokoyo's place with many colorful codes to be broken, and...  ...
chrpa Hi, we are going retro this week! Vitamin Hana locks you in a gym and wants you to use it. After you escape from here (several kilograms lighter) you find yourself in Yona Yona's cute room with strong retro vibe,...  ...

Visit our Sponsor

Rullo

Recent Comments

 

Display 5 more comments
Limit to the last 5 comments

Game of the week


Dark Romance: Vampire Origins Collector's Edition

Your Favorite Games edit

add
Save links to your favorite games here. Use the Favorites editor.

Monthly Archives