Phew, a bit of a crazy week at work in the land of I.T. so free time in the evenings has been a bit sparse these past few days. Still… in need of a gaming fix now an again, I’ve opted for a spot of casual gaming and have been thoroughly enjoying this , flash based bullet hell shooter called Frantic.
You get to pick one of the available three crafts at the beginning of the game ranging from those with greater fire-power, speed or shield. I prefer the first one as it’s low profile makes it a bit easier to duck and dive around the (lots) of incoming fire.
Control is via mouse or w,a,s,d keys – fire is auto.
Frantic needs no explanation, just blast away picking up the odd weapons/health upgrade until reaching the end of level boss. Each downed foe will leave behind gold coins. Pick these up as you can use these to buy further upgrades between levels,
One of the many end of level bosses. Remembering the five rules of Dodgeball will help here 😉
Time to spend all that lovely dosh. What shall it be? – increased shield power, health replenish or kick ass side missiles?
Quoting Mr Palpatine – ‘wipe them out…all of them’
You might have noticed that blue bar in on the left. With each enemy craft you destroy, this bar will fill up until full anf the little ‘lightning’ icon is lit. Hit the Spacebar or Mouse button to activate your time limited super-weapon and smite away.
Frantic really is a gem of a game which plays really well and looks great with it’s minimalistic style. Of course, there’s also the benefit of it being online without the need to install (other than flash of course!).
Great fun and well worth checking out –