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DescriptionSquid Yes! Not So Octopus! is a single-screen arena shooter where the player controls a radioactive squid that needs to survive an alien invasion for eight minutes to convince the intruders to go home again. The character can be moved in any direction and needs to shoot aliens while picking up gems. The aim is to get a highscore as close to 9 as possible. Decimals are earned for every alien that is shot, whole points for every minute the invasion is survived. The squid only has a single life and is almost immediately overwhelmed by the aliens that spawn at times intervals. Some of them chase the squid and some of them can also shoot. The squid can only shoot in the direction he's facing, so he constantly needs to be maneuvered away and then back to face the enemies. Options include toggling the bonus display and the warning when new aliens spawn, adding glow effects, three different turn styles, the board type, and a practice mode with invulnerability but no saved score.
The Xbox 360 version is very similar, but with much brighter visuals and backgrounds, more reminiscent of the visual improvements later introduced in SYNSO:CE.
- "SY!NSO!" -- Xbox 360 title/Windows in-game title
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Sciere (228107) added Squid Yes! Not So Octopus! (Windows) on Sep 27, 2012
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A Game by:
Bagfull of WrongFor:
retromasters.co.ukOriginally created for:
Way of the RodentTesting by:
Ely of WotR, William Swaney (Bill of The2bears)Music by:
Matt D. Smith (the_doominator)Remarkable music from:
GeeKaySpecial props to:
Geoff Davies (of Probe Plus), Nigel Blackwell (of Half Man Half Biscuit), for permission to use the titleExtra thanks to:
All the testers who helped make the game what it is.Thanks:
Way Of The Rodent;without all the support and the original idea this game wouldn't exist., Steve Maibock (the man who began the madness by saying 'I want a game where the highscore is 9' and et voila; he got one.), Nigel Blackwell (from Half Man Half Biscuit who wrote Them's The Vagaries from which the title is derived.), Kingy, Minion, Tam Toucan, William Swaney (Bill of The2bears), Dio, Ko, Mamemeister, Dave Morrow