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Phoenix HD - A Modern Arcade Shmup (by Firi Games)

08-11-2011, 07:12 AM
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Phoenix HD - A Modern Arcade Shmup (by Firi Games)




Phoenix hd is on the nz appstore now!
Wow wow wow! I didn't thought it would be that great but there IS no turning back from that hd experience. The 60 fps framerate is amazing and the new effects and backgrounds are jaw dropping... I hope that firi finally get the attention they deserve by going free because this is the best shmup available on the appstore.
Small things i would have liked: a full screen version because, as of now, there are black borders on the edge of the screen on my ipad. But i assume this as something to do with the retina resolution on the 4th gen being smaller. Oh and the sound of the bosse's explosion is not loud enough but that's just a small rant
Anyway you know what to do now and i can't wait to see the next game from you guys

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Last edited by metalcasket; 08-11-2013 at 11:43 AM.
08-11-2011, 07:49 AM
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:wills time to move faster: MUST HAVE IT NOW

08-11-2011, 09:21 AM
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Originally Posted by killercow View Post
Phoenix hd is on the nz appstore now!
Wow wow wow! I didn't thought it would be that great but there IS no turning back from that hd experience. The 60 fps framerate is amazing and the new effects and backgrounds are jaw dropping... I hope that firi finally get the attention they deserve by going free because this is the best shmup available on the appstore.
Small things i would have liked: a full screen version because, as of now, there are black borders on the edge of the screen on my ipad. But i assume this as something to do with the retina resolution on the 4th gen being smaller. Oh and the sound of the bosse's explosion is not loud enough but that's just a small rant
Anyway you know what to do now and i can't wait to see the next game from you guys
Damn you Kiwis! Damn you all to heck!
08-11-2011, 09:24 AM
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Damn you Kiwis! Damn you all to heck!
I'm no kiwi (i'm an orange mwhahaha....) but i do have a free nz account. I,too, can't wait to give my 3,99 to firi

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08-11-2011, 11:33 AM
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The official screenshots are on our website now, along with an extended support FAQ regarding Phoenix HD

(you can also find the new logo on the Phoenix page itself)

@edrijver

Try the awesome Phoenix HD, why not it's free
indie game designer @Firi Games http://www.firigames.com
08-11-2011, 11:36 AM
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AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH another 10 and a half hours~!!! lol... grrr... today is going by SOOOOOOOOO SLOOOOOOOOOOOW!!!

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08-11-2011, 12:06 PM
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hahaha, seriously. playing phoenix all day in preparation

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08-11-2011, 12:11 PM
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Originally Posted by killercow View Post
Small things i would have liked: a full screen version because, as of now, there are black borders on the edge of the screen on my ipad. But i assume this as something to do with the retina resolution on the 4th gen being smaller.
Oh no, so its another pretend universal app that just allows the retina rez to display? I hope you are wrong. Actually looking at all the photo's the black bars are just on the sides, the usuall retina/universal con has black bars top and bottom too.

Last edited by kevlar x; 08-11-2011 at 12:19 PM.
08-11-2011, 02:58 PM
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It's using the native iPad res, but respecting the default iPhone aspect ratio so that devs don't have to rework the enemy spawn algorithms for the added space in iPad mode. A slight disappointment, but a minor price to be paid given at how much the dev is asking for the game and the fact that it's universal. The other option is Phoenix HD for iPad that will add only a slight play area to the game but will be a different SKU and possibly more expensive, like Silverfish MAX.
08-11-2011, 03:09 PM
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I'll go ahead and ask: will Phoenix HD include any audio options, such as muting the music but keeping sound effects? I hope.