A downloadable Game Boy Color ROM

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GAME OVERVIEW

Starseed is a classic arcade-style shoot 'em up in its purest form: armed with a limitless supply of bullets - and your wits and cunning - the aim is to destroy the waves of aliens and avoid their barrage of bullets as you perform attack runs on massive dreadnoughts in the depths of space!

The game is divided into three stages, each comprising multiple attack waves. Each stage is set on a different dreadnought and features a varied array of enemy types.

That's it. Go play.


GAMEPLAY

The gameplay in Starseed is uncannily simple: your ship moves left/right along the bottom of the screen, while the enemies appear from above. The aim is to destroy all of the enemies in each wave in order to proceed to the next.

You start the game with three reserve ships. After losing a life, your new ship is temporarily invincible for a few seconds.


ENEMIES

Starseed features a diverse array of enemy types, each with its own personality, behaviours, and firing patterns. Learning the attack strategy of each enemy will serve you well and help you to pinpoint which enemies to tackle first.


CONTROLS

  • MENUS: The Dpad and A button are used for selecting menu items.
  • IN-GAME: The Dpad is used exclusively for moving your ship, with the A and B Buttons used for firing bullets. The START Button brings up the PAUSE MENU.


CONTINUE / NEW GAME

After starting the game you are given the option to CONTINUE the game (with your previous progress in tact) or start a NEW GAME.

NOTE: Selecting NEW GAME will erase all previous progress!


STAGE SELECT

The Stage Select screen allows you to choose between the various dreadnoughts in the game (providing they have been unlocked previously). The Stage Select screen also records your highest score for each dreadnought, as well as the total number of deaths.


PAUSE MENU

Pressing the START button during the game will pause the action. From here, you can push UP or DOWN on the Dpad to choose RESUME or QUIT. Press the A or B buttons to choose an option.


CREDITS & ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Design, Code, and Art: SHANE MCCAFFERTY (@egvroom)

Music and SFX: BEATSCRIBE and COLORTV

Production: ANDY ROBERTS

Special Thanks: JIM SQUIRES, GARETH NOYCE

A ROCKETSHIP PARK production for Thalamus Digital.


RUNNING THE GAME

The Starseed ROM is designed for use with a Game Boy emulator such as mGBA (compatible with Windows, Mac, Linux, and Ubuntu) or a flash cartridge such as the EverDrive. BONUS: Also includes a version for the Analogue Pocket.


© 2024 Rocketship Park, Inc. Game Boy™ Color is a trademark of Nintendo Inc. This product is not sponsored, endorsed, or approved by Nintendo.

Updated 13 days ago
Published 22 days ago
StatusReleased
Rating
Rated 4.0 out of 5 stars
(1 total ratings)
AuthorThalamus Digital Publishing Ltd.
GenreShooter
Tags2D, 8-Bit, Arcade, Game Boy, Game Boy ROM, Indie, Pixel Art, Retro, Space

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In order to download this Game Boy Color ROM you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $1.99 USD. You will get access to the following files:

Starseed_02_2024.zip 154 kB

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