Kobo Deluxe 0.4pre8 review

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Kobo Deluxe is an enhanced version of Akira Higuchi's game XKobo.

License: GPL
OS: Mac OS X
File size: 1292K
Developer: David Olofson
Price: $0.00
Updated: 27 Feb 2006
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Kobo Deluxe is an enhanced version of Akira Higuchi's game XKobo. It adds sound, smoother animation, high resolution support, OpenGL acceleration (optional), an intuitive menu driven user interface, joystick support and other features. Kobo Deluxe uses SDL for graphics, sound and input, which makes it possible to run the game on pretty much anything.

In both XKobo and Kobo Deluxe, you fly a ship around in 2D space, destroying other ships, dodging bullets, and destroying massive space platforms by shooting their cores.

There are literally hundreds of levels, and each level is different every time you play--the platforms are randomly generated. Kobo Deluxe adds sound, better graphics, and much more to the original game.

Here are some key features of "Kobo Deluxe":
Fast paced retro arcade style game play
Smooth, high speed 8-way scrolling
Very simple controls - the game is about speed and strategy
17 different enemies; fighters, kamikaze attackers, proxy bombs and more
50 maps, each with it's own feel and strategies to figure out
Maps are built as you enter them - each game is unique!
Beat the 50 maps - and get a new wave of even more aggressive enemies
Music and sound effects with real time reverberation
Structured audio technology - hi-fi sound in a tiny download
OpenGL support for extremely fast and smooth animation
High resolution support up to 2048x1536 - five types of scaling
Supports any display color depth - dithering for 15 and 16 bpp
Supports control by keyboard, mouse or joystick
Runs on pretty much any hardware and operating system
All code and data is Free! Source code available. (GPL or LGPL).

What's New:
Fix for Debian/PPC.
Many other bugfixes.

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