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Radical Spectrum: Volume 1

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A band of aliens led by the careless Prince FaceBox have invaded the future city of Nucleusport, bombarding it with radioactive waste from their own polluted planet. Only one man has the tech and the cojones to fight back. Take on the role of Doc DuBrane and wield his super-powerful Prisma Cannon in this endless arcade-style shooter. Absorb the radiation dropped by the alien ships and fire it right back in their stupid faces. 

Radical Spectrum is a classically-inspired arcade game with infinitely increasing speed and difficulty, featuring a unique color-collecting mechanic that adds a light puzzle element. Players must collect three of the same color in order to fire, and must balance risk and reward in choosing what to shoot. If black radiation touches the ground, or Doc, it’s game over, so the player must decide what is more important: destroying the UFO, or attempting to destroy the black block winding its way through the grid. Miss either way and it could be lights out.

On the surface the game appears simple, but requires constant attention to all parts of the screen and there’s more strategy to it than meets the eye. Choose to collect a certain color without looking at what’s coming up next and you could screw yourself over, or shoot at the wrong time and leave yourself open to black radiation hitting the ground. Go for the high score by destroying more of the grid and you give yourself fewer options for collection. Every action counts in Radical Spectrum.
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Autonomic Interactive
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New Reality Games
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System requirements for PC

Minimum:
  • OS: Windows 7
  • Processor: Pentium Dual Core 2Ghz
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 512MB Dedicated Graphics
  • Storage: 1 MB available space
  • Sound Card: Stereo Sound

System requirements for macOS

Minimum:
  • OS: Mac OS X 10.8+
  • Processor: 2Ghz Dual-core processor
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 512MB Dedicated Graphics
  • Storage: 1 MB available space
  • Sound Card: Stereo Sound
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Radical Spectrum: Volume 1 reviews and comments

Translated by
Microsoft from Spain
Homage to the years 80. When video games were in arcades, apart from video game consoles, and computers. No tutorial, the game doesn't explain what's going on. With the cursors or "A" and "D", you move. With the arrow up, you jump. When you have taken three balls of the same color and you give the "space", you shoot up and destroy the line that you have on top. And If it touches you, or the black ball falls to the ground, you lose the game. You Can't mix colored balls. Not only Do you lose the opportunity to accumulate 3 colored balls to shoot, but when you have caught a color ball, and then take another ball of color, you lose the two balls and start again to have to get three balls of the same color. Very difficult Game. Not impossible. Very interesting the fact that sometimes it is better to wait a bit to appear other colored balls, before destroying the black ball that already goes in half, or below. When you learn when to attack and where to attack, it is a challenge to spend more levels, or earn more points than you already have as a record. The graphics? They'Re normal for this kind of games. The music? Absolutely Great.
Translated by
Microsoft from Deutsch
"Radical Spectrum: Volume 1" is a tiny Mini-game. We are Doc DuBrane and in our Radiation Protection suit we have to protect Humanity from Aliens and the evil Prince FaceBox who want to dump radioactive Waste ... The rudimentary Story is every bit as crude as you'd be used to from Games from twenty Years ago. And not only the little Story that we can look at in a few Pictures ingame reminds you frapant of old, small Titles of the C64 era. Music and Sounds, in Particular, make you think of Terms like Datasette and Rob Hubbard. The Play itself takes place in a small High-cantily Rectangular Window-if you don't go into the actually unnecessary Full-screen mode. Above us are square Fields (10 high, 15 wide), above it Hovers an Alien Spaceship that drops different Drops of paint into the Square Grid. Everything moves at an even beat. With each Stroke, the respective drop of Color can run either to the Side or down to the next Box. We move under the Square Grid and are supposed to collect three Equally colored drops each, because then we can shoot once, which dissolves the Row of squares above us. This becomes Necessary because a black Drop flows through every now and then. Reaches The Ground, it's called Game Over. In order to make the Stage, we have to hit the Alien Spaceship With such a Shot. Then we get into an equally functional new Screen, which, however, runs a little faster. There's no More Gameplay. Very rudimentary, very simple, simple and actually unspectacular. But: It works and can keep you entertained again and again for a few Minutes at a time. The Game is no more than that, but it doesn't want to be any more. And that's why it deserves a Thumbs up, because it works confidently in its narrow Confines. Rating: 5/10 Atmosphere 5/10 Story 5/10 Graphic 7/10 Sound 5/10 Game Mechanics 6/10 Balancing 6/10 Game Pass Conclusion: Simple Gamchen, which but works well. 6/10 Overall Rating
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