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The story

In the year 30XX when mankind was long gone ...


... their existence was peaceful until an evil emporer appeared and brought chaos and destruction over the robot capital. But there is hope...

Hyper HD, a simple but powerful headroid of the third generation. He must stop 8 dangerous master headroids and the evil emporer L.E.A.K. himself.


Objective

In this classic retro inspired platformer shooter you take control of Hyper HD and you must beat 8 stages and their boss robots. Each stage has a unique theme and mechanics. After beating the 8 robot masters, you can enter L.E.A.K.'s headquarter, where you must use all your skill and weapons you aquired throughout the journey. Can you restore the piece for the robot world?


Controls

You can play the game with your keyboard or XBOX360 controller. If you plug in a controller, the game responds only to the controller. If you plug it out, you can use the keyboard again.

Default controls:

Arrow keys / DPAD: Move the cursor, move Hyper HD

Action Button 1: Confirm, let Hyper HD jump / use rocket boost (hold button mid-air)

Action Button 2: Let Hyper HD shoot / use the equipped weapon

Start Button: Confirm, show / hide weapon menue

Shoulder Buttons: Quick switch equipped weapon

You can set up your buttons like you want. The arrow-keys and the DPAD can not be changed.


The eight master Headroids

Thunder Headroid

Thunder Headroid is controlling the weather station. This stage is guarded by enemies that use electricity and wind to attack Hyper HD. Also be careful in the rain storm. You will get blown in the wind direction when you're in mid air.

Weapon: Homing Thunder

   Garbage Headroid

Garbage Headroid is in charge of the garbage disposal facility. Conveyor belts, falling trash blocks and huge garbage presses will make your life hard. It is said, that he is the weakest of the 8 masters.

Weapon: Garbage Spinner

Flame Headroid

This firy headroid built his base on a volcanic jungle island. Flamethrowers and lava pits are only a few obstacles you need to overcome. There are areas in which Hyper HD can not use his rocket booster because it is too hot.

Weapon: Flame Wheel

 Dark Headroid

Dark Headroid can be found in an old factory that is a leftover of the last humans before the robots took over. Fight your way through barrages of enemies and partially dark sections.

Weapon: Dark Piercer

  Acid Headroid

Acid Headroid is in charge of the chemistry factory. Unfortunately there are damaged pipes everywhere and drops of acid rain down from them. Fight your way through flooded sections where you need to activate switches that clear up the acid bassins.

Weapon: Acid Splash

Freeze Headroid

This chilly Headroid took over the mountain base. Slippery ice surfaces and falling icicles are the main dangers in this stage. It would be of advantage if you could melt this cool stage's enemies.

Weapon: Freeze Bullet

  Brick headroid

This sturdy Headroid build entire pyramid fields with his brick blocks. Not surprising you'll have to fight your way up over moving platforms to reach his base. Hopefully you're not afraid of heights.

Weapon: Brick Orbit

Plasma Headroid

Plasma Headroid has the ability to create ultra-hot plasma in his atomic spheres. His base was built way up high and is protected against intruders with powerful plasma beams. You need to go fast or you'll get roasted.

Weapon: Plasma Barrier


Secret weapons?

Rumor is there are 3 secret weapons hidden in 3 different stages. There is a powerful Laser that defeats enemies in a blink of the eye. A weapon that lets you create cloudy platforms. And a weapon that lets you freeze time. Can you find them?

Features

  • Full fledged classic retro platformer
  • 11 levels
  • 12 bosses
  • 11 usable weapons
  • Saving and loading your game
  • 4 difficulty modes

That's all, right?

I just wanted to say thank you everyone who is playing this game. Also thank you to all my twitter supporters. Special thanks go to Aamp @aamptrack, who made the entire soundtrack of the game in a really short time. Thank you!

Please let me know if you find bugs or want to give general feedback! Thank you!

PCat

Updated 28 days ago
StatusReleased
PlatformsWindows
Rating
(2)
AuthorPCatGames
GenrePlatformer, Action, Shooter
Made withMonoGame, XNA
Tags2D, chiptune, Futuristic, NES, Pixel Art, Retro, Robots
Average sessionA few hours
LanguagesEnglish
InputsKeyboard, Xbox controller
AccessibilityConfigurable controls

Purchase

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HyperHD.zip 87 MB

Development log

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Hyper HD it's a truly homage to the classic era of Megaman games and metroidvanias in general. This game puts our skills to the limit thanks to a wide arrange of platforms and enemies on every stage but it can be too hard on certain parts. It's a must play.

I made a review in spanish that you can read here: https://retroorama.blogspot.com/2019/01/indie-review-hyper-hd.html

Thank you for the kind words and the review! 

(+2)

Really enjoying Hyper HD even though I haven't finished a level yet! There's something strangely addictive about having my arse kicked over and over by this game. 

It's hard but the challenge is rewarding. Generally when I've died I know it's cause I've messed up. The clouds in Thunder cover some gaps at the end of platforms; it's a bit frustrating to get knocked back then discover there's no platform there, but now I've learned where the gaps are I can get ready to rocket back to safety.

It's slow-paced (or I'm slow playing it) and while the levels feel long they're enjoyable with plenty of safe spots when I have to regain my stillness. I'm playing on normal, I think anything higher would make me break my controller.

The game looks really great and handles well with the controller. I love the colours! The levels are cool with loads of different challenges and  plenty of variation in the enemies. I've seen some of them that many times they're almost friends at this stage.

Even though the game is challenging it's easy to play, if that makes sense. So far it's always been clear where I've had to go next, though getting there can still be tricky!

Thank you very much for the feedback! Really appreciate it!

I'm currently thinking about making the game a bit easier, for example put more checkpoints to the levels or re-designing some areas (the occluding clouds...)

Very happy you enjoy the game so far! :)