Orbitron: Revolution Is Out, Rather Circular

Firebase’s side-scrolling shooter Orbitron: Revolution has turned up on the personal computer format, over here. It’s a fine-looking piece of retromancy, although I am have been playing it and am not fully convinced. While the pace of the Defender-meets-Uridium-on-a-ring sort of play is excellently paced and suitable explody, I found the visuals a bit tricky to read. Perhaps it’s down to the game being more slanted towards TV play than Jim’s-face-in-monitor play, but I found myself losing track of what was going on from time to time. That said, I am rubbish at retro-styled shooters, so perhaps the talents of those humans with brains attuned to side-scrolling will have a better time. Update: It’s also on Impulse.


  1. Kyrius says:

    Looks like fun and not pricey at all :) Might have a look later! Last game I played that looked something like this was Jamestown (awesome game!), but it was more arcade-like then this one…

  2. Napalm Sushi says:

    The visual design looks very Designers Republic. That’s a thumbs up from me.

  3. Prince says:

    I, on the other hand, am NOT rubbish at retro-styled shooters, but I have to agree with your assessment. It’s a gorgeous production, with extremely attractive graphics, but it all becomes too finicky when lots of baddies are onscreen. Perhaps one simply needs to play it more for it to become second nature (like Defender), but who has time for that these days…

  4. faelnor says:

    Circular? I thought the revolution was triangular. Or was it only the human revolution?

  5. jrodman says:

    No demo, no sale.

    • LTK says:

      It costs three goddamn pounds. Do you also ask for a bite of a sandwich before you decide to buy it?