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Raptor: Call of Shadows
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2003 1:52 pm     Post subject: Raptor: Call of Shadows Reply with quote

Developer: Mountain King Studios
Publisher: Apogee
Devoloped in: 1994
Price: $15
Reguires: 386, 2 MB ram
Disk space: 3.6 MB
Sound: Sound Blaster (Pro 16, compatible), Genaral Midi
Controls: Keyboard, joystick, mouse

In future supranational corporations fight against each other. One of them hires player to destroy it's rivals one by one. (S)he has a Raptor fighter plane in use to annihilation. It's time to get some money to arm the angel of destruction.

After signed in and selected face, player buys more armor from armament dealer. After each wave (s)he can save game. When sector's destroyed, skill rises by one and after Elite's done, game continues endlessly. Game can also be trained by first 4 waves. The higher the skill, the more enemies.

Player faces helicopters, different fighters, anti-aircraft cannons and one or 2 bosses in each wave. Some follows Raptor and shoots there, where plane is. That's why I hate some cannons. Enemies withstands many hits so fighter's shield lows rapidly. Kamikaze hit to boss lows it's shield too. In first three skills plane's normal shield increases if not fire.

Player gets money from destroying enemy buildings and vechicles and from nuggets and money cointainers. First weapon is Raptor's machine cannons. Four more can be collected from field, others must be bought: More shields, 3 cannons, strenght scanner. If thou don't like a weapon, sell it. (Thou'lt get only 40% of it's price. Heeeheehee... ) Plane can carry only 5 extras hields and bombs. Register it! Thou'lt love the Laser Turret!

Graphics are horrible, sound effects ok, but there's only 5 songs! 1 o' 'em's good, 2 boring. Also they're played stupidly. It'd be better if they'd played in order 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 1, 2, 3, 4.
Player hears boring ones 2 or 3 times. And what on Earth does mouse control
in shoot 'em up?!

Raptor isn't best of genre, but good enough to register, thanks to masses o' enemies. Mountain King may sell Windows version and it's cheaper too. If thou like Tyrian like games, download and register.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2003 2:53 pm     Post subject: Raptor review Reply with quote

Good review Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2003 1:08 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

If thou pronouces one more "thou" o' "o'" I shall smite thee across thy face with a heavy landscaping tool.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2003 2:08 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry. Get to use it. Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2003 4:37 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

me got it,super game
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2003 4:38 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

but on the last sector it becomes too hard,the enemies are all around
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2003 10:12 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

I beated it in Rookie. Buy full shield, Dual Laser, 5 bombs and homin' machine gun.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2003 4:30 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

I have the full version as well... it's a good game, but it doesn't hold a candle to the beautiful, complex story-lined, 80+ missioned epic that is Tyrian2000 Full. Only get it if you already own Tyrian 2k (currently the greatest forward scroller shooter ever made) and want to see how the genere started.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 21, 2003 2:15 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

homing machine gun is shit by me,don't like it
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 21, 2003 2:16 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

i dont play on rookie

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 21, 2003 2:05 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Dog's right.

Ro@m: Too bad, thanks to it I saw that ship's exploadin' light.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2004 11:04 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

u guys all suck, raptor is the greatest game ever created by man, and if you don't like it too bad, the minigun is awesome
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2004 7:44 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

The fool says in his heart, "there is no Tyrian..."

Ahem, sorry. Wink

fool: since you happen to like Raptor so much would you mind making yourself an account and writing a review of it? It'd certainty achieve more than just sitting on your ass and insulting the people who've posted in this thread. Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2004 8:14 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

I know I'm not supposed to be flaming, but can I just slip ONE insult in?
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 16, 2004 9:03 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll just take that as a 'yes'. Fool, raptor is the worst clone of space invaders I have ever seen in my life, and anyone who likes it needs to be hung on a tanning line.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 17, 2004 3:11 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

Then write thy own.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 17, 2004 2:31 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Did I say I could make one? no. I was simply stating that Raptor is a shitty clone. I never said I could do better.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 18, 2004 9:14 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

Raptor ain't shitty! Forbidding
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 18, 2004 12:25 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

I could make a kick ass one if I knew any kind of code.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 18, 2004 2:22 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

I would if I had any time/any skill with graphics and graphical design programs like Pov-Ray. Terrafire (by the folks who made Astrofire, too lazy to link) will blow you away-and it's made with relatively basic shit. (VC++ and a a freeware ray tracing program)
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