A downloadable game for Windows and macOS

BulletReign


Note: The information screens with controls shows the control mechanisms for the arcade machine for which the game was built. For controls for playing on a computer with a keyboard, see below.


Challenge a player next to you in this local two-player game for a fight of who is the true ace in the skies. Challenge your opponent in two different game modes in this retro-inspired arcade game.


“Fight on and fly on to the last drop of blood and the last drop of fuel, to the last beat of the heart.”

Baron Manfred von Richthofen


Style

Using a limited color palette (NES) with handmade pixel graphics, custom  animations and intense two-player action gameplay this game brings you back to a time where things were simpler.


Game modes

Dogfight:
Your goal is to dominate the skies and outmaneuver your opponent at any cost. Score a point by shooting down the other player, and don't crash your own plane! Best of three rounds wins. Use the power-ups to your advantage and master the game by limiting your shooting and acceleration to when you really need it!

Conquer the Banner:
Conquer the Banner extends the Dogfight game mode by introducing a banner which your aim is to catch and drop at your base.  Best of five rounds wins! Shooting down your opponent won't give you a point, but it will get you a tactical advantage! Steal the banner from your opponent by hitting them with a bullet or with your own plane.


Power-ups

BulletReign includes some power-ups which the players can utilize:

Power-ups

Immortal - Grants you shielding for a small amount of time.
Speed boost - Increases the duration of your speed boost temporarily.
Bullet burst - Increases the limit of your bullets temporarily.


Controls

Menus:

  • Next option: S or Down
  • Previous option: W or Up arrow
  • Select: 1 or L

General:

  • Toggle fullscreen: Shift + F

P1 (Starts left of screen):

  • Lower nose: S
  • Heighten nose: W
  • Shoot: 1
  • Accelerate: 2
  • Drop banner (In Conquer the banner mode only): 4

P2 (Start right of screen):

  • Lower nose: Up arrow
  • Heighten nose: Down arrow
  • Accelerate: K
  • Shoot: L
  • Drop banner (In Conquer the banner mode only): N


Credits

Art/Programming:

Sound Effects:

Music:


StatusReleased
PlatformsWindows, macOS
Authorskak-fx
GenreAction, Shooter
Made withAseprite
TagsFlight, NES, Pixel Art, Retro
Average sessionA few minutes
LanguagesEnglish
InputsKeyboard
MultiplayerLocal multiplayer
Player count2

Install instructions

For Mac:
Download and extract the mac version and launch the game by double clicking the BulletReign application. Drag it to your applications folder for easier access for future game sessions. (Note: Mac OS might prompt saying that the application is from an unidentified developer. You can then go to System Preferences > Security & Privacy and chose Open Anyway to run the game)

For Windows:
Download and extract the .exe and double click to install the game.

Download

Download
BulletReign.app.zip 25 MB
Download
BulletReign.exe.zip 10 MB

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