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Game Giveaway of the day — Astro Avenger

Astro Avenger is an insane space shooter with twisted missions and cool weapons.
User rating: 341 (73%) 125 (27%) 60 comments

Astro Avenger was available as a giveaway on May 21, 2011!

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Looking for a space shooter that will surprise you? Astro Avenger is that very game. Featuring cool graphics, excellent sound effects and a groovy sound track Astro Avenger is going to immerse you into the atmosphere of intergalactic battles. The game employs an advanced upgrade and power-up system that allows you to buy new types of weapons, ammo, armor and batteries as you advance from one level to another.

Fighting takes place in five distinct and expansive galaxies, with over 25 different enemy ships types to combat. Download Astro Avenger and see that it’s an insane space shooter with twisted missions and cool weapons!

System Requirements:

Windows 98/ 2000/ XP/ ME/ Vista/ 7


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File Size:

27.6 MB



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I have Astro Avenger 2, so I did not download this version. I was inspired to give AA2 another spin, though. I really like this style shmup. Turn up the volume, arm yourself, and commence destruction. The explosions were so satisfying, I think my monitor was shaking!

Since I didn't play today's specific download, I just have one generic comment: There needs to be an Exit button on the weapons purchasing screen, or at least the ESC key should work there to activate the exit menu. It does not seem logical to have to start the next level in order to exit the game.

Thank you Awem for a fun shooter. I had a good time playing.

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Thank you for your feedback. I would still have downloaded the first one in the series as it is different to the second one. both have their merrits and negatives.

Reply   |   Comment by qcheryl  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

While I liked the game, there are some things I'd change.

1. I played through this when it was given away a few years ago, and it had another weapon; each time you completed a level, you received a secret weapon piece, and at the end of world 4 it was assembled and then you used your money (called energy in that version), to fire. It was a much more powerful weapon. I'm not sure why it isn't here, but the game lost a lot of playability without it, besides being less interesting because there was no real goal.

2. While the developer obviously spared no expense on graphics, the weapons need more imagination, development, and so on. I had so much money I usually just buy 3 upgrades on weapon 1, then skip to weapon 3, and then to 5. On the other hand, battery uprades were so expensive I often couldn't use the weapons very efficiently.

Upgrading the weapons often cost less than the initial purchase, which is very odd.

I'd like to see the ability to use multiple weapons, perhaps with smaller yield. So you could combine 3+1 together for more interesting action.

I'd also like some sort of drone addon or something; a repair drone for instance, a missile-firing drone, and so on.

Like I said, gameplay was fine, graphics were great, but the weapons made it boring at times. And it has very, very low replayability value.

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Thank you for your feedback. Much appreciated. Some good ideas. I agree about the weapon yields. I used to love games like Galaga where each new weapon was combined with the originals, so by the end of a level if you'd not been hit you had an array of different weapons, but each individually was reduced in effectivness, but in combination were more effective.

Reply   |   Comment by Nathaniel Burson  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Good shootem up! Have not play one like this for awhile. Refreshing.

Reply   |   Comment by Darkstar  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Thanks, very good game. Installed and activated with no problem at all. I would like to echo some of the other comments above. I played through first on the easy setting, which was.....pretty easy. I then played through as an 'Ace', which was quite hard to start with, when you have limited fire power and armour, but once I got onto the second world (level 11) and had enough money for the number 4 laser, it also became easy and I didn't lose a single life.

I don't mean to blow my own trumpet here, I consider myself pretty 'average' (if that!) yet I found the game fun, but too easy. The number 4 laser is way too powerful, dispatching most enemies with a single brief click and is much more powerful than the level 5 gun - as soon as you get that, the game becomes a piece of cake. also, the bosses are too weak. I found if I loaded up on 'nukes', then (combined with the number 4 laser) a rapid barrage of 10 to 30 nukes would take down any boss in a a matter of seconds. I just went one-on-one and my fire power was such that I took the boss down before he took me down and then just repaired in dock.

My suggestions:
1. Make supplies much more expensive or make money much harder to get.
2. Make bosses much tougher.
3. Make number 4 laser weaker.
4. Add a 'nightmare?' level above 'Ace', as 'Ace' just isn't hard enough.

I know these games are always a balance between making them easy enough to be fun and not frustrating/off-putting and making them a challenge so that you feel a sense of accomplishment for winning through. With a few tweaks, Astro Avenger could have the balance right, but its not there at the moment.

very good game though and thanks again.

Reply   |   Comment by Andy  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

too few worlds, finished the game in a couple of hours, and then there is nothing to do except play it again

Reply   |   Comment by bm  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Hello, may i ask, this game provides a registration key for install, and the key can be use to install the game again if i reinstall my OS(and if i backup the key), but in the readme file it stated that
"You have to install and activate it before the Giveaway offer for the software is over."
So, is it legal to use the key to install the game in the future?(and same situations with software given by Giveaway of The Day that provides serial number)
Sorry for this stupid question and thanks for answer.

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You are only supposed to use the key within the first 24 hours. It's then down to the individual as to whether they decide a program or game is good enough that they want to continue to use it. The set up file is wrapped which meas it will be unusable after 24 hours, so make sure you install the game before the time is up. There is 10 hours to go before the game giveaway ends. :)

Reply   |   Comment by castle  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

add the option to buy a live, would be very useful!

Reply   |   Comment by bm  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Installed without any problems on my Win7/64 laptop (Spanish). I played all night long and I went to the finish. Very excited game, a truly shooter and a definitive keeper for me. Thanks GAOTD and Awem!

Reply   |   Comment by drWoo  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Usually not fond of shooter games, but this one is excellent! It's easy to figure out, straightforward objective and practically no learning curve. The mouse controls the ship and has perfect sensitivity. I couldn't stop playing for hours. It didn't seem that dated to me. Good graphics and sound. Love it!

Reply   |   Comment by MJ  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I was unable to open the zip file that was downloaded.

Reply   |   Comment by JS  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

:o[ - I try to download it now for about 1 hour, but both the download-link and also the mirrow will not work for me. And the free-offer will ran out of time. I'm now must make me ready for work and have to go.
With a little luck I will early enough on work to give it a last try before the time is over.

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Sorry Stoneman, I've been having problems accessing the admin console. If you have the read me you can activate the demo available from AWEM. See the link at the top of the page that'll take you to the site. Alternatively you can get a copy from MyPlayCity for free (both Astro Avenger 1 & 2), there's nothing wrong with the MyPlayCity games; tohugh when you close any MyPlayCity game down your browser is opened to their home page. This is totally innocuous. Just close it and thats the end. you can always check the ste for new games when it directs to MyPlayCity. :)

Reply   |   Comment by Stoneman  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Unable to download the file. Tried many times using Chrome and IE. It keeps stopped after 18MB. I can download all other files (including today's software giveaway). Help!

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sorry I didn't get back to you. I was unable to log on for some reason. you can get the full version for free from MyPlayCity. See the link I posted @ comment #1.

Reply   |   Comment by imfr33  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

When the game launched, I didn't see a Registration option. Just a Play Trial or Buy Now option. If I click Buy Now, it takes me to a website to purchase the game. If I click Play Trial, it launches the game and brings up the main screen with 6 blue buttons, none of which say Register. They show: New Game, Load Game, Options, High Scores, Help & Quit. Where exactly is the Register option?

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sorry I wasn't able to get back to you. for some reason I wasn't able to log on to answer. Thankfully you can get a free version from MyPlayCity. see the end of my review @ comment #1.

Reply   |   Comment by Kristen  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Very good shooter. graphics are nice and I can play it easily. I am an old school gamer and love these types of games. Thanks Gamegiveawayoftheday!!!!

Reply   |   Comment by Mike  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Hi Stephen! This game is incredible and I expect no less from Awem Studios. That and Playrix Entertainment. Want to see more of Awem Studios / Playrix games. I heard about the MyPlayCity thing you guys are talking about but I refuse to install anything on my computer that does not constitute a safe and controlled environment (that includes no browsers opening up after play.

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I don't bother with them as well except for testing purposes, but only because I purchase the games. (I always felt it important to support the developer). Still all MyPlayCity games are safe to install. You can avoid all toolbars and browser hijacks by ensuring the check boxes are unchecked during the installation wizard. The games themselves play perfectly well and there's no hidden malware installed. The redirection of your browser when the game closes is totally innocuous and only needs to be closed; nothing else. For that very minor inconvenience you get a fully functioning free game.

Reply   |   Comment by Jason Carver  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Help. I don't see the game in the "Uninstall a program"? Windows 7 32bit OS.

Reply   |   Comment by Joel  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Seeing 'casual games' on the game's wrapper, I wasn't expecting much here. Luckily, this game surprised me. The enemy and player models were very nice looking, and there seemed to be a good variety in enemy types.

I can't comment on music, as I couldn't hear a single thing past all the blasting.

My laptop's just a mid-range from a couple years ago (with an integrated chipset - ugh) so it howled and whined here and there, but when the game ran full speed, it was very fast paced. I consider that a plus. :) I generally play things with keyboard controls when I can, but I found the mouse controls to be the most fluid and intuitive. It was easy to weave in between enemy shots, which was important with how much was happening onscreen at any given time. The game never felt unfair, however. It kept me on my toes, but provided enough health/armor to make sure the enemy fire didn't seem overwhelming. Most importantly, it was a very enjoyable experience.

That brings me to my thoughts on the upgrades --- they were much more balanced than I thought they'd be. I bought a more powerful laser and watched it tear through enemies. I first thought, "Well, there goes the challenge," until I realized I hadn't upgraded my battery as well, and promptly got myself killed once the charge wore down. lol I was glad to see the game wasn't about to let me just buy a powerful laser too early on.

I do have a few suggestions for this game though:

-For one, I didn't immediately know the game was going to automatically save progress. Perhaps it should mention this in the beginning?

-I could guess what difficulty level each name was representing (Cadet, Pilot, Ace), but it might be nice to make sure it's clear which is easy, normal, and hard. Perhaps it could be put in parenthesis beside each title.

-The game doesn't seem like it's going to be very long. If the remainder of the 50 total levels play as quickly as the ones I've completed, it won't take me long to finish on Pilot difficulty.

-The opening story was kind of hard to read when it went over the lighter parts of the background (like the planet). I also haven't seen any more of the story yet. It's making it seem like the long chunk of text at the beginning was almost disconnected from the rest of the game (I'm not sure how to word what I mean here).

-While the stars were scrolling very quickly, the actual background was completely static. It seemed like it should've been scrolling as well, but at a different speed than the nearby stars. It also could use some variety. I've seen other shmup's with very colorful, unique settings (different colored planets with unique features on them, for example).

-And my regular complaint: It would be nice to see some widescreen options.

Now I know I might've sounded a little harsh, but I actually really like this game. The gameplay is excellent (and of course, that's the most important part). It's fast paced, challenging, and fun, and its upgrade system feels well balanced. I just feel that if those suggestions were taken into consideration, this game could have the polish it needs to become more recognized. Based on gameplay alone, this game really deserves some recognition with shmup and arcade game fans. It's very entertaining, and I'd love for it to gain some more fans. :)

I'll definitely be playing this again. Thanks GGAOTD and Awem Studio!

And as an unrelated note, I'll be in a place with no wifi tomorrow, so I probably won't get to review the giveaway (if there is one). Thanks anyway to GGAOTD and the developer for offering it. :)

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Thank you for the excellent feedback. This is exactly what I think the developers would like to see. :)

Reply   |   Comment by Angel9RakouCobra  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Very good. I love this game.

Reply   |   Comment by ming  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

thank you vary much

Reply   |   Comment by Tylicia  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Sorry I've suggested to a few community members that are having problems registering their game that they should go download the game from Playrix. That is wrong, you need to download from the following address:


I need to go to bed so I won't be moderating until about 30 minutes before the end of the giveaway. Please continue to post comments. I will try my best to answer any queries later this morning. Goodnight. :lol:

Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit-uk  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I want Astro Avenger 2! instead.

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If you'd read my review @ #1 you'd see that you can get Astro Avenger 2 for free 24/7. go check the comment. :)

Reply   |   Comment by Iwan  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Oh My Godness,i can play it for trial, but i can't register it. i click the 'register', but register field doesn't appear. I can't copy paste my register key. Please help me... i love this game...

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Try deleting the game then reinstalling. Allow the game to boot up at the end of the wizard. Click on the register button and a field should appear where you can copy/paste the code provided. Failing that try downloading the demo from Playrix and registering that.

Reply   |   Comment by dony  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

#28 and others

I agree that a 'save' feature is sorely lacking and needed BUT believe it or not it saves after every level is completed automatically. When you start up the game, hit the 'Load' button and you'll see your most recent game at the last level you played.

Also, weird gripe, but I found the farther along you got in the game, the WORSE the weapons got. The first weapon does good damage, especially with upgrades - enough to complete the first world boss. The second does better damage. The third is the best because it hits everything dead on. Hold on to this weapon as long as you can until the baddies take too long to destroy. The fourth has higher damage but it only fans lasers everywhere - you lose the accuracy of the third weapon. The final weapon, well lets just say I was hating life and dying a lot after getting it. I'd be heading to WeaponsMart quick for a refund.

I don't know if I just missed it but I didn't see a way of switching weapons the way we can switch missiles using the mouse wheel.

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The game saves after every level automatically. Most games don't save mid level; not arcade games anyway. I really don't see the problem. If you want to end a game mid level you lose a miniscule amount of progress. I've checked the saves and after every level I've shut the game down them booted it up again and the last save has saved. Each chapter is also saved, but previous saves during a chapter are overwritten by the latest save.

Reply   |   Comment by Derek  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)


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Why bother. It would be useful if you could say why you think it was boring.

Reply   |   Comment by zekaralho  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Not my type of game but I got through the first 3 levels without too much damage! Downloaded for my son as he loves these types of games and I never really know what's good or not so thanks for this the reviews very very helpful.

Reply   |   Comment by Elizabeth Gizzi  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Nice game. But would it be too much for this publisher to ask the user before dumping the icons on our desktop? I know they can be easily deleted. A polite program would be written to ask the user first. Either way thank you GGAOTD team for all of your efforts and thank you to the publisher,Awem Studio, for the gift. Please work on yjose icons...

Reply   |   Comment by gpc111  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

The enter registration box didn't show up and it went into the game. Now I can't seem to bring up the register box at all like everyone else was able to see. Still 6 hrs to go and I did try removing the game and re installing but each time its got a time limit now. How do I do that? Register it or bring up the box? I'd like to register it before the time expires. Thx

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When you delete the game make sure you've cleared any reference to the game in the registry using the registry editor (type regedit to open up the editor, then click on the edit button on the toolbar and select Find. Type in the name of the game then click on okay; (please note - before you do any editing, create a restore point just in case you accidentally delete something important that you shouldn't have). Delete any entries associated with the game. To move on to the next entry press F3 then delete and continue until all entries have been deleted which is indicated by a message that says end of registry.

If that doesn't work try downloading the demo' from Playrix and registering that; and, if that fails, go get the version from MyPlayCity (see my link above). There's nothing wrong with the MyPlayCity Version except when you close the game down it opens up your browser.

Reply   |   Comment by Tylicia  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Hi great game but when u push tab to register nothing happen no other tab so you can not register the code it like its lock,you can see the register tab can toch it but nothing, am useing windows 7 ultimate any ideas ? have down loaded a new copy and reinstall but just the same result.

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There has been several thousand downloads and only a very tiny proportion of users unable to register. Either you are not doing something or your system isn't set up correctly. I also installed a copy to a Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit and had no problems. Read my comments above.

Reply   |   Comment by maurice  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

This was a pleasant surprise. Decided to try this out although it's not my usual fare. I suck at it, of course, but it's actually kind of fun - simple enough for even a die-hard HOG fan like me to get into. I love the big mess the nukes make! Ha ha.

The sound effects do make it quite easy to become immersed - got to level 5 and then of course, I started to wreck my poor plane on the large structures that come down the screen releasing the enemy planes/ships.

Quite fun and with a little more practice, might even get better at it. :) Only quibble thus far was the colour of the text in the introduction of the game - it was white and I couldn't bear to try reading it against the background although story is always a point of interest to me.

@Derek, #6 commenter:

Started Golden Trials a while and I'll agree - it was shaping up to be pretty good, but I'll reserve further opinions until I finish it... sometime... ^_^

Thanks to Awem for another interesting game and to everyone for making it seem intriguing enough to give it a shot. (Er... no pun intended)


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Thank you for your feed back, it's much appreciated.

Reply   |   Comment by Dana  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I have a problem. The normal install has already taken place and GOTD notified me that the game was regiostered. However it timed out and trial expired. I tried clicking on buy now and register and nothing happened. Comment 23 would work, except I could not get anywhere to register

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Please read my previous comments above. Try deleting all reference to the game from your registry. I've detailed how to do this above just in case you're not sure. Alternatively try downloading the demo from Playrix and registering that and finally if that doesn't work use the MyPlayCity copy. (I've posted a link to it at the end of my review @ comment #1.

Reply   |   Comment by gerald fortner  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

It's not everyday my craptop runs a 3D game with decent speed and graphics, so thanks GGAOTD/WR and AWEM. I wasn't a fan, however, of AWEM littering my desktop with URL shortcuts (Playrix did the same in recent offerings). If I liked the game and wanted more from the company, I would have looked up the URL inside the game, in google, or in programs folder. Littering shortcuts just degrades the company to adware level IMO.

With that said, graphics was great, audio was better than typical casual games, and gameplay was better than the last space shump GGAOTD offered (also Astro-something). So all in all a good game worth trying, especially shouldn't be missed by shump fans.

1 suggestion for AWEM: given that this game has some history and appears to have quite a following, it may be worthwhile to release a level editor with the game to promote community sharing. This could increase replayability and brand awareness in case a revision is in the works.

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Thank you for the feedback. A level editor would be brilliant. It's always a bonus when I purchase a game with a levels editor. You just have to take a look at Reflexives Ricochet series (apart from the very first one. They released a levels editor and now there are a good 100 000 levels that you can download. If you have the latest game (Ricochet Infinity, you can download them directly via the game. - Superb space orientated breakout as well)

Reply   |   Comment by needforspeed  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Awesome! Thanks GAOTD for delaying my thesis paper for 3 hours ;-)

Reply   |   Comment by Capo  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

This game positively surprised me! The graphics are nice and one thing that caught my eyes were the 3D models. Very pretty! The movements were fluid and the lightning quite realistic. The laser attacks looked quite nice and the game was hard enough.

The ability to play with the mouse made my day. Sounds were OK and I don't really recall hearing any music past the menu screen. -starts game again to check- Oh, there was music during the game, but this proves it wasn't very memorable.

One thing that confused me was the upgrades. I went with the pilot difficulty assuming that it would be the easiest, and I already got confused after I reached the upgrade screen that I had x3 on the laser. Was it already upgraded that high? Oh well, I continued and the next time I could afford an upgrade. I reached the upgrade bay again and... it was again x3, not x4 as I had upgraded it to. I coped with that and bought another laser, which then said x1 or was it x2 next to it? I played through the next level forgetting that I was supposed to use the scroll to change laser and now the number next to the new laser was gone. I assumed that you could only use purchased upgrades for one level and wondered how that would work. o____o; I think I've should've read the manual first.

All in all, this is a good casual game. I'm not particularly good at these games, but it was very enjoyable to play.

My suggestions to make this game better:
- Story, it felt meaningless to play when you didn't follow a story. It felt a bit like mindless shooting at enemies. There was a short story in the help, but dialogue and such could prove interesting.
- Rewards, but no screensavers, please. They're awesome but I never use them. Something virtual like trophies or a cheat mode.
- Different ships with different powers.
- Characters
- Special goals, such as avoiding to harm certain ships.
- Multiplayer, one playing on the keyboard and the other one on the mouse.

Perhaps some of this is already implemented, but I'm certain I didn't get far enough to experience them. Thank you, Awem and GGotD for this giveaway! $9.95 is an OK price.

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If only everyone would give feedback like this. thank you Chis, really useful feed back. :)

Reply   |   Comment by Chis  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Yah, I also have the Astro from 2008. It's backed up right now, so I can't find the installed copy, but I still have the installer and GOTD readme file from back then, and it doesn't mention anything about entering a serial #. The installer says it's copyright 2008 by Playrix Entertainment, 32.6 mb, And says it's Astro Avenger 2, which is this copy today version 1?

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Yes this is Astro Avenger. The one given away back in 2008 was Astro Avenger 2

Reply   |   Comment by darthyoda6  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

WOW - Just finished it on my first time round.
Took a full 2.5 hrs.

1) SAVE button desperate;y needed!If it is there I did not know where it is - should be there when you push escape. there is nothing worse than spending an hour then not being able to save.

2) more weps or upgrades desperately needed. For the last 15 levels I had maxxed everything.

3) make the most expensive wepon more powerful! I found the 2nd most expensive wepon much more effective and cheaper than the most powerful one! -> fix it! (you can also spam the 2nd most powerful one - the 'lasers')

4)make monsters on final 15 or so levels HARDER - they were no where near killing me, and judging by hall of fame lots of people easily completed it on most difficult.

5) More alternate enemies are required, and more bosses required.

Overall good, I would pay prob $1.99 in retrospect.

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Thank you for your useful feedback.

Reply   |   Comment by Gabriel  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Use Ctrl+C to copy the registration then Ctrl+V to paste the registration code.

Yes but "where"? That's the inf needed?

control c and control v is already known, at least by most people,

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Yes, you are right, but the operative word is 'most', which implies not all. I write my comments assuming no knowlegde. If you feel insulted then that's your problem. :) See a previous comment with respect to where to register. If you took note when you first booted up the program it would be have been obvious.

Reply   |   Comment by dog  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Good shooter with the retro feel so beloved. Played it thru awhile back so pass now. Thanks GOTD. More please even tho the weather is turning lovely at last so more outdoor times ahead.

Reply   |   Comment by beergas  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

where is "approprite field"?

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When the game first starts click on the register button. A registration field will appear. (that is what I meant by an appropriate field).

Reply   |   Comment by dony  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Installed without any problems on my Win7/64 laptop. I have always liked space shooter games but I'm not that good at them. This game is a 4/5 for me. My main problem with this game (as with many space shooter games) is that there isn't enough screen space to maneuver. I like the selection of weapons and I really like being able to use the mouse vs only the keyboard. The background music is pleasing to the ear and the sound effects are good. Haven't gotten thru the first galaxy yet but game is a keeper for me.
Thanks GGOTD and developer!

Reply   |   Comment by SamF  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

i click 'register' but nothing happen?

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Did you copy the registration code first and paste it into the approprite field?

Reply   |   Comment by dony  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Das gleiche Spiel gibts gratis auf(http://www.gametop.com/download-free-games/star-sword/).

Reply   |   Comment by vectron  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

This is the first game I downloaded on my new laptop from GGOTD back in 2008. I just downloaded it today to compare the files and see if it is the same, and except for the added data files from Awem, it is the exact same game that was offered here as Astro Avenger 2 in '08. It appears that Awem bought the license from Sahmon for this one, when it was offered last time, it was only under the Sahmon banner.
I loved this game when I got it, and still play it from time to time. It is a fairly challenging shmup, and there are strategies that you need to figure in order to win. Getting and conserving the proper weaponry for the proper time is key. What you might think is the ultimate weapon won't necessarily work on certain targets. If you like shmups, you will get plenty of enjoyment from this one.

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Thanks for the info.

Reply   |   Comment by Joe  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Can I save this game on my memory stick and installing it at a later date as my P/C is in getting repairs?

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No the game has to be installed within the 24 hour period of the game giveaway. (Though you could try it). :)

Reply   |   Comment by Joe  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Good game, love space shooters. This one's a keeper.

Reply   |   Comment by ketchfish  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I had some trouble registering this, the paste functions seemed to be disabled so I had to type in the code (tried Ctrl+v, Crtl+Insert, and right click Paste, none worked for me). Other than that the installation was smooth and easy (XP Pro sp3).

I love this game (and it's successor) which I've replayed many times. It's one of my favourite space shooters, a genre I like but but hard to find good examples of.

The accumulation of cash and price of the upgrades is fairly well balanced, and varies depending on difficulty level - in "Ace" mode money management is a bit tricky, and you can't just buy all the upgrades but need to save up for better lasers. This realy adds to the overall game which feels more like a real ongoing campaign than some, which can just feel like an ongoing set of levels. I also like that the baddies you miss on the way down come back in from the sides to make life more complicated for you ;-)

Thanks for the giveaway today, I do hope there's a Astro Avenger 3 on the way at some point! :)

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Thank you for the feedback. I was able to copy and paste the registration code on four different windows installations (was testing to see if it worked on the ones I mentioned in my review at comment #1

Reply   |   Comment by WobblyWombat  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

The game is quite fun when you're in the pilot seat. The Avenger gets to nuke stuff and blast bosses to smithereens. In this screenshot, we see the a boss, from one of the earlier levels, biting the the galactic dust.

Pic Depict.com

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Thanks for the image. It won't show with just img in square brackets you have to use the forward and back arrow symbols plus other coding for an image to show in these comments. Using www.picdepict.com as your image provider use the following code to get an image to show in these comments section (ignore all spaces unless I've written SPACE forward arrow = > etc........


I'll recode the image so that it will show. :lol:

Reply   |   Comment by zorro  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Wish game could install where I wanted.
Game play is too crowded for a shooter.

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You can choose to install it where you want. If you read the first part of the review at comment #1 it'll tell you how.

Reply   |   Comment by A.C.  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Installed and activated ok on windows xp, sp3, 32 bit. I always extract the files first, read the 'read me' file, install, activate, I never let the games/programs open automatically. First i close the dialog box, the GameGiveawayOfTheDay opens, after that - I open and register the game/program myself. I'm happy I downloaded this one. Normally I only play puzzle and hidden objects games, the more relaxed mode - the better. Space shooters usually finish me off before i knew what hit me, or they have unatractive (to say the least) monsters and bugs flying around all over the screen trying to hit me.. in this game I actually managed to get through to the 8th episode of the 1.st World. Don't know how :-) . I started the game in Cadet mode(I think it's the easiest). The space ships look normal, there are bonuses to collect, the graphics and sound effects are great. It is probably me - sometimes I manage to send the nuclear bomb off and sometimes I don't. I have to figure out that one. I feel there is no clear enough option to pick it up and activate it. I like the option to replay the episode as many times as I like after I get hit and the game is over. I have still so much to learn about this game, I like it so far and feel challenged. Thanks Giveaway Of The Day, thanks to Whiterabbit and to all who contribute.

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Thanks for your feedback Michela

Reply   |   Comment by Michela  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Installed and registered in XP sp3. My screen resolution was set at 1024x768 and the game default resolution is 800x600. I couldn't click the allow button on the firewall dialogue box and so registry entries were unable to complete. I switched my rez to 800x600 and the game was available (after firewall allows). I changed the game rez and my screen to 1024x768 and all is well. Fun game. I find it intense and I like to play at the top of the screen.

Reply   |   Comment by John  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Hello, does the registration code work if i reinstall Windows?
If so, then i can have a backup of this game for reinstall use.
Any helps will be appreciated, thanks.
And thanks GAOTD and Playrix for the game.

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Read my review above @ comment #1

Reply   |   Comment by castle  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
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