Gigantic Army

Posted in everything, games at 11:12 am by the2bears

Astro Port have a 2-level demo of Gigantic Army available now. It’s really quite good, though a little easy. I’m glad to see their style go back to the grittier look of their older games. Except for the mecha presence, I have expect to see the Tyrell Corporation building rise up in the background. Love the colours, love the parallax.

Game play is standard run ‘n gun, move, jump, and shoot. Your primary weapon fires based on aiming with the movement keys, but can be locked in one direction by holding the fire button down. You can hold down the jump button for an extra boost, you can dash by double-tapping the arrows, plus you have a shield and a secondary weapon.

The download link is a Vector download, and it seems they’re constantly changing the process. Find the green “Go to the Download Page” button near the bottom of the page, and press it 2-3 times. It’ll eventually change to a green “Download Now” button, and then you’re set.

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Steiner said,

July 28, 2010 at 9:48 am

The Astroport logo shows, i hear a lot of static, the game shuts down…

Pity, looks a lot like Cybernator /Assault Suits Valken, a game i adored in my younger days

raigan said,

July 28, 2010 at 2:28 pm

yeah, it’s not working over here — if you press Z when it’s starting up then instead of shutting down it will go to the menu, but then trying to start a game results in shutting down

the2bears said,

July 28, 2010 at 2:34 pm

That’s too bad. No problems here on a 3+ year old laptop running Vista. Nothing special in the way of a graphics card, etc.

Bill

Mecha Damashii » Blog Archive » News: Gigantic Army Demo said,

July 28, 2010 at 2:55 pm

[…] Over at Game Set Watch they’ve uncovered a new doujin game by Astro Port called Gigantic Army. Specifically, this is a free two level demo of the game (download link here). […]

I Think I Heard A Shot: Shoot First | Rock, Paper, Shotgun said,

July 29, 2010 at 10:33 am

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Steiner said,

July 29, 2010 at 11:00 am

There’s an awesome video of this on youtube

seems to play like Cybernator, too. The first boss looks like he stepped out of “Big Wars” or “MD Geist”

Bill, what resolution is that game running in? The video looks pretty clear…

the2bears said,

July 29, 2010 at 11:48 am

The in-game screen shot feature captures at 640×480.

Bill

kong said,

July 29, 2010 at 1:29 pm

I had a similar crash. I used applocale to switch the exe region to Japan and it ran fine. So see if that works for you.

I Think I Heard A Shot: Shoot First | Rock, Paper, Shotgun « Games said,

July 29, 2010 at 4:48 pm

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Mischief Maker said,

August 11, 2010 at 9:54 am

That is totally a police dispatch radio playing in the background. Why am I supposed to be talking to a parking attendant about an unknown white vehicle in the middle of a war zone?

Nifty demo, I just wish the game were faster paced.

the2bears said,

August 11, 2010 at 10:32 am

Of course, if it was a Japanese taxi dispatcher it would sound very realistic. To me, at least

Bill

Aaron said,

August 12, 2010 at 11:31 pm

I concur after a mostly full playthrough. Fatten this up with a numbe rof mroe lev els and unique enemies and I’d buy it, illegible Japanese or no :P.

They’ve got a solid mechanic with the robot controls, they feel very deliberate apnd plodding, which works. The shield sprite’s a bit flat, though.

Adri said,

April 30, 2011 at 9:33 pm

Its doesn’t works!