DemonStar

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DemonStar
Demonstar cover art.png
Original Cover art
Developer(s) Mountain King Studios
Publisher(s) Mountain King Studios
Composer(s) Robert C. Prince III
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows
Release
  • NA: December 31, 1997
Genre(s) Shoot 'em up
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer

DemonStar is a shareware video game developed by Mountain King Studios, based on their earlier game Raptor: Call of the Shadows. It is a top-down vertical scrolling shooter game with an outer space theme. The game shares many similarities with the Raiden series. DemonStar features various power-ups, including smart bombs and other power-ups which modify the types of projectiles that the player's ship fires.[1]

The full version of the game features 18 levels. At the end of each level is a boss ship that the player must destroy.

Plot[edit]

An original DemonStar screenshot, 2-player mission

The Terran Fleet is developing a new prototype starfighter, the RaptorX, and the player is a test pilot of that prototype. Suddenly, the Xidus Armada Fleet, the Terran Fleet's arch enemy (ever since Galactix), launches an all-out surprise attack on the Terran Fleet that catches them with their guard down, destroying all Raptor fighters in the process, save the few RaptorX prototypes which were away being tested. Now the player must battle through the Xidus Fleet alone, destroy their ultimate weapon, codenamed the DemonStar, and save the rest of the Terran Fleet.

Release[edit]

In addition to the original game, two additional titles have been released: DemonStar Secret Mission 1[2] and DemonStar Secret Mission 2.[3]

DemonStar was included among ten other games in the "Space Arcade Collection" CD by Greenstreet Software.[4] It was featured in the CD-ROM game package Arcade Classics, which featured other eGames titles such as Speedy Eggbert and Crazy Drake.[5]

Reception[edit]

Adrenaline Vault reviewed the game as pretty similar to Raptor: Call of the Shadows in gameplay, except being sleeker and simpler.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "DemonStar - classic". Mountain King Studios Inc. Retrieved 2013-07-17. 
  2. ^ "DemonStar Secret Mission 1". 
  3. ^ "DemonStar Secret Mission 2". 
  4. ^ "Space Arcade Collection - egames". PC Zone. No. 90. Dennis Publishing. June 2000. p. 89. 
  5. ^ House, Michael L. (2010-10-03). "Galaxy of Arcade Classics - Overview". allgame. Archived from the original on 2014-11-17. Retrieved 2014-02-02. 
  6. ^ Laprad, David (February 25, 1998). "DemonStar - AVault". Adrenaline Vault. Retrieved July 29, 2018. 

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