Space Cowboy VectorGames 2004

This is not your ordinary run of the mill space shooter. The graphics are well done with many different types of colorful explosions and all sorts of eye candy with resolutions ranging from 640x480 to 1024x768 in 16 or 32 bit color. To give this 2D game a 3D look the author has added moving/scrolling star fields which which can be turned off if you use a slow computer. When you steer the ship left or right the angle of the ship changes to further enhance this 3d effect. Most objects have shadows to indicate depth. The sound effects and the music are in stereo and are excellent. For slower computers the sound can be set to mono. There are three levels of game play: easy, normal and hard. And for the inexperienced player there is even a training level to familiarize yourself with the controls, weapons systems and other aspects of the game. The game is easy to learn with only having 16 keyboard controls but it is hard to master, as the levels/missions progressively get more difficult. There are 14 different types of power ups which can be "collected" during the game. Most of these items are for the weapons systems, but some will restore health, armor or even give you an extra ship (life). You will also encounter secret items during the levels. A very nice feature of the game is its selectable ability to to "save game". When on, the highest completed level is saved, so that when you "load game" the next level you play will be the one which you have not yet completed. The top 10 high scores are saved locally and there is an internet high score keeper for the top 100 world wide high scores.
Free Game ( provided by starlord & upped by Scaryfun) 9MB

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