While browsing through CPCWiki forums today, I came across a thread about a new Shoot ’em up game coming to the Amstrad CPC, that is certainly worth mentioning.
According to the creator Keith56, Chibi Akuma(s) is a spoof-horror firepower crazy shooter! The game play is heavily inspired by Death Smiles, with a more cartoon style like Cotton, but be warned though, the humour is much darker (and stranger!) than Cotton. Game control has two direction (Two firebutton) shooting like Deathsmiles, you also have Smartbombs and Drones. The player move speed is slower when holding fire (it has autofire) allowing you to weave around the bullet waves. Drones also move closer to the player when holding fire, so you can target your firepower.
The game has 4 unique levels, with different enemies and style, and a different ‘level boss’ battle. Keith also mentions that he has added a few extra tricks to the code with each level, so each level has something quite new! The graphics are ‘4 color’ Mode 1 with CPC plus sprites. The game engine allows 255 enemy bullets onscreen, so the action is pretty crazy. The game will be released as a free download, with source code included on December 31st.