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If you need constant rewards, endless powerups, crisp vector graphics, achievements, online challenges, multiplayer or 3d.. this is not the game you are looking for. On the other hand, if you love old style, pure of heart out-and-out arcade gaming, you and My Nuclear Octopus may just be on the verge of a beautiful friendship.

Features:

  • Features? How about FEATURED? In PC Gamer's Free games of the week section! http://www.pcgamer.com/free-games-of-the-week/
  • Visuals that will make your eyes blow up (NOTE: NOT recommended for folks with any photosensitive medical conditions)
  • PC and Mac version included in the .zip
  • Includes PC-only My Extremely Nuclear Octopus, the extreme version.
  • Also available on OUYA via the OUYA store (please consider a donation if you enjoy playing it!)
  • Awarded review scores of 8/10 from ZOMGPLAY and 8/10 from United Front Gaming
  • A control scheme designed for keyboard play or an xbox 360 controller (on either mac or pc)
  • Retro chunky pixel graphics
  • Multi-coloured explodopus!!
  • Local leaderboard (not online!)
  • Xbox360 wired controller support
  • 80's arcade style sound effects
  • A giant eyeball in the middle of the play area
  • Octopi

The story so far:

Octopi is under attack! A space dimension portal has been opened and strange beasts from the 1% dimension are getting through.

It's all up to my Nuclear Octopus to save the universe, using his magical ink to send them back to their own dimension.

Instructions:

-HOLD DOWN the fire buttons, TAP the movement buttons
-Destroy all things coming out of the portal
-Collect the things that look like pills. They are steroidipus and they give you rapid fire
-Get a high score
-You get one multicoloured explodipus per level (think smartbomb) to use when there's nothing left but hope.
-Reach the end of the game and defeat the boss

Keyboard controls

-Use A and D to choose firing direction left or right.
-UP and DOWN arrow keys move.. yep, up and down.
-Press SPACE to activate multicoloured explodipus. You get one per level.

Xbox 360 controller controls

-Hold right stick left or right to choose fire direction.
-Press buttons A and B to move up and down.
-Press X to activate multicoloured explodipus. You get one per level.

Closing arguments:

Walking into an amusement arcade during the 1980's overwhelmed the senses. The audio from each arcade machines screamed out for attention, each one fighting to grab the passer by, to feed it with coins.

My Nuclear Octopus is what might have happened had I been born a few years earlier and landed a job designing arcade games in 1984. It's loud, it's simple to pick up and it's tough as old badgers. The graphics are crunchy old sprites, something you might see in an old Commodore 64 game, a BBC Micro game or maybe even a 1980's arcade.

The logic is simple - you play for a few minutes, you get as far as you can, the game ends. Next time, you play again and try to beat your score. Somewhere along the way, the rest of the world disappears and you find yourself one with the Octopus, in some kind of harmony with the game as, for a short time at least, 100% of your focus goes into keeping back the marauders from another dimension.

Lose yourself for a short time, just like we did in the old days.

What the critics say:

If you really need to hear it from someone else how much fun My Nuclear Octopus is, try an 8/10 from ZOMGPLAY:

ZOMGPLAY.COM

Or another 8/10 from United Front Gaming:

United Front Gaming

If you hadn't already heard, PC Gamer (yeah, the awesome PC Gamer) featured it in their Free games of the week section:

PC Gamer Free games of the week

Updates

My Extremely Nuclear Octopus BETA 1.0

Think of this as the same game through different eyes, featuring boss battles, super enhanced eye-candy and a whole host of other bits. Currently PC only. Mac version coming soon.

Version 1.2 (uploaded 9/2/2014) features:

  • Fixed small memory leak
  • Improved visual effects
  • Gameplay balancing
  • Leaderboard
  • Added multi-coloured explodopus smart bombs
  • Changed rapid-fire powerup to a Steroidipus
  • Clearer instructions screen fonts
  • General tidy up and polish!

DONATIONS/CONTRIBUTIONS ARE REALLY APPRECIATED BUT PASSING ON A SMILE TO SOMEONE ELSE IS APPRECIATED IF YOU CAN'T :)

More information

Published2 years ago
StatusReleased
PlatformsWindows, Mac OS X
Authorpsychicparrot
GenreShooter
TagsArcade, atari, bbc-micro, c64, Retro
Average durationA few minutes
LanguagesEnglish
InputsKeyboard, XBox 360 controllers
Player countSingleplayer

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Click download now to get access to the following files:

My_Nuclear_Octopus-1_2.zip 8 MB
MyExtremelyNuclearOctopus_1_0_PC_BETA.zip 7 MB