JETS’N'GUNS – APRIL DIFFICULTY UPDATE

By undead

Here we come with another major overhaul of the difficulty related parts of the game. There are also some new rewards and items available.

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As always the new version will be in beta for a while – it’s a major change and we could broke a lot of things. If you want to try it immediately click on the game’s “properties” in the Steam browser, select “BETAS” tab, and switch version to “upcoming”.

Gameplay changes

  • Changed difficulty progression. The enemies are slightly easier in the beginning but they are getting tougher quicker.
  • Score/money is adjusted. You should get more in the beginning. Later in the game it’s not growing as fast.
  • In game of 2 players the score is higher by 20% to make a gear for two ships more affordable.
  • Damage from enemy shots to hero grows faster.
  • Burn and acid DPS is relative to difficulty level, so that these effect do not become useless.

Rewards

  • Achievements should work now.
  • Medals should work now.
  • New limits for player’s rank. Top rank achieved at a score equal to 10 million .

Items

  • Powers and prices of bombs have been adjusted (boosted in many cases).
  • Helix missile – fixed trajectory in fast levels.
  • Equalizer – removed multiplication bug in combo with GEM connector.
  • New high end missiles: Banjo, Hailstorm.
  • New high end bombs: General P.I.G., Mine Deployer, Acid Storm.

Fixes and changes

  • In the Race level you can no longer miss the finish line.
  • Fixed number of secrets in the Asteroid field level.
  • Cloning colony secret level can be found on all difficulties.
  • Hardcore mode skips tutorial.
  • Beer Core’s pretzel does much less damage.
  • Fixed unkillable Queen Larva.
  • Insectoid Queen telegraphs rotating beam attack better.

Important warning for achievement hunters and completionists!

This is the first update with truly functional medals and achievements. We see this as a test, not a final product. For obvious reasons [b]we intend to reset achievements, scores, ranks and leaderboards during the final release of the full game[/b]. Be aware of this before you sink too much time into coming for every achievement in the game at this moment.

  • DeyonBur

    Hey, I’ve noticed that Travolta bomb electric frags are dealing too much damage (may be I am not right and everything is as it should be). It even overcomes all the later bombs in real DPS just with these blue fragments. This is definitely a feature)

  • rakeingrass

    Hey, I totally missed this message. Thanks for reporting it. I’ll look into it.