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Game #3922
Hall of Belated Fame Inductee  Chromium B.S.U.    View all Top Dogs in this genreCollection: Open Source Games
Action   Vertical shooter

Rating: 8.64 (14 votes)

Chromium B.S.U. box cover

Chromium B.S.U. screenshot
Chromium B.S.U. is an excellent vertical shooter that requires a 3D card that supports OpenGL. Inspired by classic shooter Raptor, Chromium B.S.U. is similarly fast-paced. The graphics are very nice: very detailed ships and backgrounds that are rendered very smoothly without any sacrifice in speed. Ray-traced weapon effects are especially good - missiles leave trail in the air, and explosions "light up" the area for a while. Music in the game is below average, but you can listen to your own music while you play. As someone who only plays an occasional shooter, I find the game reasonably challenging but not impossible or too easy: a good gameplay balance. The game would benefit from more variety of enemy ships (especially bosses), ability to save power-ups for use later, and a buy/sell weapon screen as seen in Raptor. Overall, though, Chromium B.S.U. is still a highly polished, very good looking freeware shooter that you should take a look if your video card meets the requirements.

Note: The download here is the Windows version, so check out the official site linked below for the Linux version and full source code.

Reviewed by: Underdogs
Designer: Mark Allan
Developer: Freeware
Publisher: Freeware
Year: 2001
Software Copyright: Mark Allan
None that we know of
System Requirements: Windows XP
Where to get it:
Related Links: Official site
If you like this game, try: Storm Caliber, GunViper, Rally Raid

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