Posts Tagged ‘Gridrunner Revolution’

Gridrunner Revolution: Now With High Score

By Kieron Gillen on December 21st, 2009.

Getting shots of Minter games is always a bit tricky.

Yet more splendid geek-sense. I finally get around to finishing reading the History of Llamasoft – and I’ll save a story about how Jeff Minter and chums did sound-effects back in the pre-Vic-20-days for the next podcast – only to hear news of a significant upgrade for the already released Gridrunner Revolution. Basically, it’s had online-score-tables added to it – whose absence was my main criticism. Even better, both it and the gloriously vicious Space Giraffe are now available for ten dollars a shot – or fifteen dollars for the pair in a one-two good-cop-bad-cop combo. They’re two of the best arcade games of the last few years, both sharing an aesthetic but absolutely individual games (“Good Cop/Bad Cop” isn’t a bad way of personifying their appeals, really). You can play it on trial by downloading Gridrunner Revolution here. More Gridrunner stuff? FOLLOW BELOW…
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Gridrunner Rev Released. Also, Demo.

By Kieron Gillen on September 25th, 2009.

Biff them with lasers. It's the only way to be sure.

And one of our Unknown Pleasures for 2009 emerges, resplendent with shiny-flickery stuff into the light. Llamasoft’s Gridrunner Revolution is now available to buy for $20 directly from them, or $25 dollars with the divisive-yet-awesome Space Giraffe. For those who wish to do the ever-popular try-before-you-buy, there’s a demo available here for your pleasure. I plan to write some opinions up after I’ve played some more, but you’ll find an introduction to this shooter’s key concepts in the video below…
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Revolution Action: Gridrunner Revolution Imminent

By Kieron Gillen on September 15th, 2009.

Hello ALT text readers. How are you today? I am well.

We haven’t talked about Jeff Minter’s new game in a while. When it was still being called Gridrunner+++, we made it one of our Unknown Pleasures for 2009. It’s since been re-named Gridrunner Revolution and is inching closer to its release date. You’ll be able to get it from the 25th and review code is starting to distribute. First to actually talk about it is head Retroremakes bob Oddbob who explains why this is looking like a really interesting shooter. More after I’ve had a bit more time with the code, but until then, here’s some footage of the game in action…
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