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App description: Join the Bomboras and journey across unknown skies in a mission to stop an alien invasion. Level up between areas with help from your squad-mates and battle the mysterious invaders, raiders, and bosses as your make your way towards the supermassive SAstar.


Simple controls Designed for mobile, Bomboras Forever features responsive controls that allow for fast paced arcade action.

Unique upgrades Level up between areas with stackable equips and powerful weapons.

Hand crafted environments Encounter beautiful alien landscapes as you make your way across a procedurally generated star map.


Original music by Daniel Engel.

*iPhone 5 or above recommended

jtaniguchi's comments:


Hey everyone! Thanks for checking out my game. Comments/criticisms welcomed.

Promo trailer:


Some gameplay:
07-09-2016, 10:27 PM
#2
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 1,905
Haven't had a chance to play much yet but first impressions are very good.

07-11-2016, 01:53 PM
#3
Joined: Jul 2015
Posts: 703
Been playing for a little while and this is a great game. I'm finding the controls a little difficult to get the hang of. I think it could really benefit from a relative touch controls. As it is, when you touch the other side of the screen to turn around your ship jumps up or down to where you touched. It makes it very hard to aim at anything and often results in crashing into enemies above or below you. The only way around it is to put you second digit down even with the first digit and I think that's too much.


Edit: Ahh, I think I got it. Never mind about the control issue. I think It actually works really well once I got the hang of it.

Last edited by sobriquet; 07-11-2016 at 05:37 PM.
07-11-2016, 05:37 PM
#4
Joined: Jul 2015
Posts: 703
This is such a great game.

It's a Defender inspired 2D shooter that's full of charm and personality. The animation and art style in the cut scenes reminds me of the cut scenes in the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy movie from a few years ago. If this game had a narrator I feel it would be an old British guy.

The gameplay is frantic while shooting, dodging and flying all at the same time. Game sessions are pretty quick, which is good, but the missions seem to just end without warning or reason. If there are objectives to accomplish, I haven't been able to tell what they are. It seems to be mostly about collecting the in game currency which is used to purchase boosts between missions and the number of diamonds you pick up in one full game is you score for that game.

Over all, from the quirky cut scenes to the frantic gameplay, this is a solid game.

Last edited by sobriquet; 07-11-2016 at 06:11 PM.
07-11-2016, 07:17 PM
#5
Joined: Jun 2016
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Posts: 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by sobriquet View Post
Edit: Ahh, I think I got it. Never mind about the control issue. I think It actually works really well once I got the hang of it.
Phew. They're defo not your standard virtual buttons. Personally, I like to think they feel more like my childhood playing games on analogue controllers once you get the hang of them.

The goal is pretty standard: get to the end and defeat the final boss. Unless otherwise directed, the goal for each area is to defeat all the enemies.
07-11-2016, 08:32 PM
#6
Joined: Dec 2012
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Posts: 179
I have a question. I loved Defender back in the day, and I like the look of the art style too. Only concern is that the enemies all seem to look the same. Are there more enemy types later in the game, or do you plan to add more with new content? Very close to smashing that "buy button" right now...
07-11-2016, 09:40 PM
#7
Joined: Jun 2016
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Posts: 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gurney Halleck View Post
Are there more enemy types later in the game, or do you plan to add more with new content?
There are 7 enemy types and some bosses. You encounter new enemies as you progress. Haven't decided if I'll add more or just update their behaviours to be more complex.
07-11-2016, 11:16 PM
#8
Joined: Nov 2014
Posts: 3,440
Ok,
I won't be able to give this game an initial rating nor can I recommend it as I would normally do. It is completely broken. I'm using the iPhone 6 running iOS 9.3.2 and I installed the game and tapped the Icon. It starts with the phrase wake up. It doesn't say to do anything. I tap the screen. Then more words appear. I tap more. Then nothing. I stop tapping. It says wake up again. I start tapping again. It says we got your back. I keep tapping. I tap and tap and tap. I try tapping the words. I tap all over the screen but everything after a few phrases there's a pause and then I get wake up again.

There's no way to skip this. It's broken. I cannot proceed. I cannot play. I'm frustrated as hell.

Billy
07-11-2016, 11:23 PM
#9
Quote:
Originally Posted by lordshad0wz View Post
ok,
i won't be able to give this game an initial rating nor can i recommend it as i would normally do. It is completely broken. I'm using the iphone 6 running ios 9.3.2 and i installed the game and tapped the icon. It starts with the phrase wake up. It doesn't say to do anything. I tap the screen. Then more words appear. I tap more. Then nothing. I stop tapping. It says wake up again. I start tapping again. It says we got your back. I keep tapping. I tap and tap and tap. I try tapping the words. I tap all over the screen but everything after a few phrases there's a pause and then i get wake up again.

There's no way to skip this. It's broken. I cannot proceed. I cannot play. I'm frustrated as hell.

Billy
bruh you need to learn about your phone or smoke another number!
07-11-2016, 11:42 PM
#10
Joined: Nov 2014
Posts: 3,440
Huh?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Markaroni💯 View Post
bruh you need to learn about your phone or smoke another number!