IMG Previews Deimos Rising, Out Today
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As IMG reported yesterday afternoon, Deimos Rising is scheduled to ship today, so we posted a preview.
What's Deimos Rising? It's the sequel to the popular shareware shoot-'em-up, Mars Rising, from Ambrosia Software. Here's a snippet from Andy Largent's preview:
If Mars Rising is the DOOM of vertical-scrolling titles, then you can call Deimos Rising the equivalent of Quake 3: Arena. Every graphical piece and user interface screen in the game has been revamped for a very polished look. Your ship and those of your enemies are all very nicely pre-rendered, along with whiz-bang goodies like particle effects and translucent animations. The game is rendered in full 16-bit color as well.Be sure to check out the rest of our Deimos Rising preview. And get ready for the real game today.
MGF: Deimos Rising 1.0 (34 MB)
In addition to making the graphics look better, the team seems to have a good sense of when to make use of their effects. The particles are used a little more judiciously in Deimos Rising, with the overall effect of explosions being less distracting, though just as impressive. Also be on the lookout for many little niceties like tracks left by enemy tanks, craters from your bombs, and smoke coming out of the wrecks of your enemies.
Ambrosia Software: Deimos Rising
IMG Preview: Deimos Rising
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