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Hydorah (Windows)

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Description

Hydorah is a difficult side-scrolling shooter in the vein of R-Type with a classic retro feel. Players command a ship through different levels to fight the evil god Hydorah. The ship can be moved anywhere over the screen and the screen itself moves at a fixed speed. Defeated enemies leave behind capsules that upgrade the primary or secondary weapon, and different kinds of power-ups: special powers, faster speed, shield, extra lives or a new weapon.

Each level ends with a boss and he usually leaves behind a new weapon. The different weapons can be selected prior to the mission start, and there is also a mission map (with branching paths) to follow the progress. The game can only be saved three times and only after finishing a mission. There are six types of secrets to discover.

The game is free to play, but donations are rewarded with bonus tracks and screenshots of unused scenes.

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Hydorah Windows The lush environment of the second level
Hydorah Windows Weapons selection screen
Hydorah Windows Lots of small ships firing tiny bullets
Hydorah Windows Title screen

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The Press Says

The A.V. Club Jun 28, 2010 A 100
GamesCollection Nov 12, 2010 9 out of 10 90
Retro Spirit Games Dec 19, 2012 8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars 80

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  • Hydorah (project page on the developer's website)
Sciere (268701) added Hydorah (Windows) on Jul 09, 2010