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Game #4688
Hall of Belated Fame Inductee  Warning Forever    View all Top Dogs in this genre
Action   Vertical shooter

Rating: 8.9 (181 votes)

Warning Forever box cover

Warning Forever screenshot
Another superb freeware shooter from Japan, Warning Forever is similar to BulletML games like rRootage – turning "abstract shooters" into a new, addictive and exciting genre. Warning Forever packs enough innovation to set itself apart from other BulletML fare, however. To begin with, you don't battle countless hordes of alien ships in this game: only the "boss" ships, one by one. These boss ships are drawn in a simplistic, abstract style, and are automatically generated (using an algorithm not dissimilar to how swarms of enemies are generated in rRootage). There is no set number of lives. Instead, you have a 120-second timer from which 20 seconds are deducted every time you die. You gain seconds after defeating each boss. Naturally, each new boss is more difficult to beat than the last, hardier with a lot more firepower.

If you like shooting games, this is another underdog you shouldn't pass up on. Also, in contrast to most Japanese shooters, the game even comes with an English help file... not that you need to understand Japanese to grasp the controls. Two thumbs up, way up!

Reviewed by: Underdogs
Designer: Hikoza Ohkubo
Developer: Freeware
Publisher: Freeware
Year: 2004
Software Copyright: Hikoza Ohkubo
None that we know of
System Requirements: Windows XP
Where to get it:
Related Links: Official site (archived, mostly in Japanese)
If you like this game, try: Parsec47, GunViper, rRootage

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