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Fast Striker, a new Neo Geo MVS vertizontal shooter
« on: April 21, 2010, 03:45:22 PM »


First trailer:
http://www.faststriker.com/download.html

FAST STRIKER is a 2D arcade shooting game with emphasis on scoring. You can choose between 3 game modes with different scoring systems. This game features six stages of excellent 2D arcade game play with over 40 unique enemy types, super smooth 3D scrolling backgrounds, huge CGI bosses and it features the biggest Megabit count ever since the beginning of NEO?GEO? games.

 
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    * 6 Stages
    * 3 Game Modes: Original/Maniac/Novice
    * Elaborated scoring system
    * Up to 180 Enemy Bullets Simultaneously on Screen
    * 40+ Fully Animated CGI Enemies
    * 6+ Huge Fully Animated Boss Enemies
    * 3D Scrolling CGI Backgrounds
    * Constant 60 fps
    * Difficulty Rank System
    * Online Ranking via Code

 
Hadware

    * MVS Multi Slot Compatible: 1-6 Slots
    * Full use of 1560 Megabits
    * 25+ mins Full Digitized Stereo Soundtrack
    * In-System Software Updates via USB Port
    * Up to Date Copyright Protection via Particle Streaming Chip

Website:
http://www.faststriker.com/

Screens:
http://www.faststriker.com/screens.html

Not sure if you Cave Heads care  :-*
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Re: Fast Striker, a new Neo Geo MVS vertizontal shooter
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2010, 05:04:31 AM »
Waiting for the trailer to download so I can see this in action.  The screenshots look pretty nice.

Any idea about what you guys would be selling this for when it's out?

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Re: Fast Striker, a new Neo Geo MVS vertizontal shooter
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2010, 06:01:56 PM »


From the trailer, the game looks pretty interesting. Be nice to see this get a home port on one of the current consoles.

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Re: Fast Striker, a new Neo Geo MVS vertizontal shooter
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2010, 06:43:50 AM »
The visuals remind me of Mars Matrix somehow. I'm digging the psychedelic colors going on but it almost looks a little too busy.

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Re: Fast Striker, a new Neo Geo MVS vertizontal shooter
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2010, 09:51:33 AM »

If you live in Japan:

Fast Striker is now on location in the Try Amusement Tower game center in Akihabara!
You can't oversee it, it's directly sitting next to Akai Katana   :righton:

Here is a small video just after installation:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXuo6pZ8DhQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Uu7TCgG1so

More locations to come...
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Re: Fast Striker, a new Neo Geo MVS vertizontal shooter
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2010, 08:22:13 PM »
This Fast Striker doesn't look especially fast. :D
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Re: Fast Striker, a new Neo Geo MVS vertizontal shooter
« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2010, 02:19:54 PM »
A nice writeup on this game by Japanese site sazanami.net, complete with pics and vids:

http://sazanami.net/20101015-neogeo-mvs-fast-striker/
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Re: Fast Striker, a new Neo Geo MVS vertizontal shooter
« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2010, 05:31:23 AM »
I play at a friend house but it's a little bit boring :-[
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Re: Fast Striker, a new Neo Geo MVS vertizontal shooter
« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2010, 05:46:25 AM »
I play at a friend house but it's a little bit boring :-[

Interesting, that's the first time we hear that  :oogle:

Which kind of boring? Can you elaborate? Did you play Maniac mode?

We really would appreciate constructive critics  :)
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Re: Fast Striker, a new Neo Geo MVS vertizontal shooter
« Reply #9 on: October 21, 2010, 09:42:25 AM »
First of all I have to say that I never like neo-geo vertical-scroll shumps..I played 6-7 credits on originalimode and I reached the last boss finding out a lot of secrets and boss tech bonus. I pla yed only a few credits on maniac and I think that this the best mode to play IMHO!Inspite of the "homemade"nature of the game it's a good product..It has a good ost and a good graphic style
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Re: Fast Striker, a new Neo Geo MVS vertizontal shooter
« Reply #10 on: October 24, 2010, 07:47:48 AM »
I played a credit of Original mode and reached the last boss. It feels pretty average in just about every way. Ship doesn't move quite right. Graphics are fine, but all the stages all look a like. Bosses look kind of neat but I hate how crowded it feels when fighting them. Every single thing in the game I've seen done better elsewhere.

As a homemade game by fans, it's fine. But as a full-release and sitting next to the latest Cave offerings, it looked like it would have been better off if it had come out 12 years ago. Akai Katana may not be Cave's best, but it is leagues ahead of this game in terms of presentation and game design.

Edit: I just realized that THE helped develop this game.  :-\ Sorry for my harsh comments! Lots of people will like this game, I'm sure.

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Re: Fast Striker, a new Neo Geo MVS vertizontal shooter
« Reply #11 on: October 24, 2010, 08:00:36 AM »
Thanks for the feedback guys!

I just don't get why you play original mode, it's maniac mode where all the fun comes from...

Here are some information:
http://www.faststriker.com/mode.html

Original was designed for people, that can't reach more than the first three stages in a Cave game...

Overall the difficulty was designed to be even easier than Deathsmiles.

To get the full potential you need to score more than 10-20 billions in Maniac.

We are currently working on a 1.5v with a fourth more danmaku like game mode for MVS.
If you have any suggestions, I would be pleased to hear them.

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>Ship doesn't move quite right.

Could you explain that more?

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Edit: I just realized that THE helped develop this game.  Undecided Sorry for my harsh comments! Lots of people will like this game, I'm sure.

Lol, no problem. No need to be nice!
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Re: Fast Striker, a new Neo Geo MVS vertizontal shooter
« Reply #12 on: October 24, 2010, 04:47:20 PM »
We are currently working on a 1.5v with a fourth more danmaku like game mode.

Will this be included in the DC port?

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Re: Fast Striker, a new Neo Geo MVS vertizontal shooter
« Reply #13 on: October 25, 2010, 06:17:48 AM »
We are currently working on a 1.5v with a fourth more danmaku like game mode.

Will this be included in the DC port?

Yes
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Re: Fast Striker, a new Neo Geo MVS vertizontal shooter
« Reply #14 on: October 25, 2010, 09:31:04 AM »
Will the "Danmaku" mode be included in the MVS ?
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Re: Fast Striker, a new Neo Geo MVS vertizontal shooter
« Reply #15 on: October 25, 2010, 11:17:10 AM »
Will the "Danmaku" mode be included in the MVS ?

 ???
Lol, of course, I mean it's developed for MVS. Not sure why you ask this  ;)
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Re: Fast Striker, a new Neo Geo MVS vertizontal shooter
« Reply #16 on: October 25, 2010, 12:46:55 PM »
Will the "Danmaku" mode be included in the MVS ?

 ???
Lol, of course, I mean it's developed for MVS. Not sure why you ask this  ;)

Good to hear, I was slightly worried that this would be a Dreamcast exclusive, I am now no longer worried :D
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Re: Fast Striker, a new Neo Geo MVS vertizontal shooter
« Reply #17 on: October 26, 2010, 04:48:43 AM »
Thanks for the feedback guys!

I just don't get why you play original mode, it's maniac mode where all the fun comes from...

Then why include it? You say it's for people that have a hard time with shooters, but I saw a novice or training mode also selectable. If Original sucks that bad, feel free to leave it out. I chose it because it was the default mode which I assumed meant it was the "intended" mode of the game. The original modes in the Mushi games are all easier in difficulty compared to the other modes available, but it doesn't mean they were short-changed in terms of game design (the case could be made for the first Mushi but Futari 1.5 and BL are both very solid).

Regarding the ship movement, I don't know how else to describe it. It felt just a little off. I guess it was hard to judge the hit box so I wasn't confident when dodging through patterns.

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Re: Fast Striker, a new Neo Geo MVS vertizontal shooter
« Reply #18 on: October 26, 2010, 05:35:36 AM »

Original doesn't suck bad, it's fun for people that like more old school games. 80% of our customers are like that. I have to admit, it isn't fitting for arcade though. But currently arcade is just a "hobby" of us. The money is made with consumer sales.

Anyway, in the update we made Maniac default.
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Re: Fast Striker, a new Neo Geo MVS vertizontal shooter
« Reply #19 on: October 29, 2010, 06:28:05 PM »
We are currently working on a 1.5v with a fourth more danmaku like game mode.

Will this be included in the DC port?

Yes

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Re: Fast Striker, a new Neo Geo MVS vertizontal shooter
« Reply #20 on: October 31, 2010, 04:42:10 PM »
Wow, that fourth mode sounds very interesting. Please don't call it "Black Label".  :laugh:

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Re: Fast Striker, a new Neo Geo MVS vertizontal shooter
« Reply #21 on: October 31, 2010, 05:00:58 PM »
A Black Label would be a paid update  ;)
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Re: Fast Striker, a new Neo Geo MVS vertizontal shooter
« Reply #22 on: November 05, 2010, 08:54:14 AM »
Fast Striker is covered by the Japanese online magazine ITmedia

http://gamez.itmedia.co.jp/games/articles/1011/04/news021.html
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Re: Fast Striker, a new Neo Geo MVS vertizontal shooter
« Reply #23 on: November 24, 2010, 04:53:47 PM »
Will the OMAKE edition only be available to the arcade version (coins) and not the consumer version ?
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Re: Fast Striker, a new Neo Geo MVS vertizontal shooter
« Reply #24 on: November 24, 2010, 05:01:22 PM »
@RTW
Here is the newsletter for you too  ;)

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NG:DEV.TEAM NEWSLETTER

Dear customers,

Fast Striker(高速ストライカー)Ver. 1.5には新たな高難度モードが搭載され ます!新モードのビデオ公開中!

due to popular demand from the Japanese arcade scene we decided to provide a free software update to Fast Striker for MVS.

The new version features a new game mode called OMAKE. This mode was optimized for Japanese shooting game players and to provide more income for arcade operators. The difficulty was raised to be on par with Japanese competitors on the market.

The OMAKE mode is based on MANIAC mode, but features around 8 times more bullets, more enemies and new attack patterns. The maximum chain counter was raised from 2047 to 4095 to provide more room in improvement for skilled players. Additionally auto-fire was added on 'D'-Button.

A video can be found here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovLLLuItLS8&fmt=35





To receive the free update please contact our customer service at info ?t ngdevteam.com and provide the serial number of your Fast Striker cartridges. The update files and instruction will be sent by email to you.

Best regards,
Timm Hellwig
CEO
NG:DEV.TEAM

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Re: Fast Striker, a new Neo Geo MVS vertizontal shooter
« Reply #25 on: December 01, 2010, 05:53:14 AM »
Fast Striker MVS 1.5 is now playable at Jack & Betty Arcade in Japan/Tokyo
http://www.g-sen.net/lb_shop.php/4627/
http://bit.ly/eWVO2u

高速ストライカー 1.5がJACK&BETTY神田店にて稼働開始!
http://www.g-sen.net/lb_shop.php/4627/     

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