Cosmonator is an 'RPG-em-up': a hybrid of classic fast-paced top-down shmup action infused with deep character building elements. Arm yourself to the teeth with a massive array of weapons, upgrades, spells and special abilities to take on the alien onslaught!
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30+ passive upgrades including various firepower and missile upgrades, sideship upgrades, drone upgrades, shield and armor upgrades, and a variety of special feats - allowing you to craft a customised build that suits your desired play style
40+ unique spells that can be upgraded to various strengths; some spells can be augmented to alter their effects in specific ways
40 hand-crafted levels that shape the core of the game
20 extra optional challenge levels
More than 15 epic boss battles
An endless gauntlet mode that continuously increases in difficulty and measures your ability against other players on the leaderboards
Slowly build up your ship to suit your particular playing style: perhaps you prefer a passive build that focuses on high firepower, strong sideships, specially customised homing missiles and a drone that fires automatically at any moving enemies? Or a tank build with strong shields, armor, and defensive special abilities? Or a caster with numerous devastating special attacks - and the ability to control time? Each weapon, upgrade, ability and spell in Cosmonator is separately customisable so you can build up exactly the character you want. Add to this a massive level content, including a legion of epic boss battles, and you're guaranteed to keep coming back for more - even after the first playthrough.
The foundation of Cosmonator's upgrade system is a fairly traditional upgrade-shop-with-various-different-passive-upgrades model, including your basic weapon's firepower, sideship upgrades, missile upgrades, etc. Things get slightly more interesting in the Level 2 Upgrades Shop, where you can further enhance your primary firepower (e.g. get piercing bullets), augment your missiles in various special ways (make them heat-seeking, give them an EMP disabling effect, upgrade them to explode with napalm splash damage, etc), and decide in which way you want to enhance your sideships (homing lasers? mini-missiles? powerful gauss bullets?)
(The 'Barrage' ability fires a bunch of missiles that inherit the various traits
of your normally upgraded missiles - in this case, Homing, Cleaving and Napalm)
This all makes for a fun and versatile shopping experience, but it's nothing that hasn't been done before. What makes Cosmonator special, in our opinion, is when you learn special spells and abilities that combine with these different passive weapon upgrades in order to create a huge variety of different combos of awesome destruction and / or tactical advantages. This is also what opens up the game later on, as you can really create your own specific sandbox build that relies on different combinations of weapons and enhancing abilities! Here are some examples of the game's advanced weapons and weapon enhancement combos:
Some of the more powerful weapons only get unlocked when you specialize in certain Master Upgrades - e.g. the 'Magefire' flamethrower, left, and 'Laser Lance' ability, right, require you to be a Fire Master / Laser Master respectively
A fairly basic level of firepower with standard Gauss sideships, left; on the right the sideships are enhanced with the 'Geno-sides' ability, and missile rapidity is increased by means of the 'Flurry' ability
The Chaingun weapon, left, can be enhanced to have a powerful double barreled attack, right, by means of the Frenzy ability
The Drone Cannon, which you can unlock later in the game, can be enhanced in many different ways - e.g. you can make it shoot auto-aimed bullets, left, or summon multiple drones side by side, right
Here's a gameplay trailer showcasing some more of what's on offer in Cosmonator!
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