TYRANNIA - Pterattack, a fun aerial shooting game where you control a green Pteri
fighting off Dactyls and avoiding one mean Grarrl as you fly through a valley
The game was revamped from the old version of Pterattack. The controls are
the same from the old version, but there have been some changes, past the graphics.
Here is just some basic information for the newly revamped game, so this just
hits, mainly, all the revamped stuff in this game.
There's four weapons you can use, like before. Each level is stronger then
the last, naturally, but sometimes the weapons doesn't show a physical change.
Any weapon power ups you grab gives you 10 points.
Ptershot (blue)- Default weapon. It's a blue laser, not much to explain there.
Lv1- Single blue laser
Lv2- Single blue laser
Lv3- Single blue laser
Lv4- Single blue laser (Wow, great change upgrades...)
Weapon comment: I found this one to be the weakest of the power ups. Maybe
that's why you start off with it because you know you don't want to use it.
However, this weapon is the only one that can do a rapid fire since its delay
between shots is very short. Still, the weapon's range makes it hard to use
when the screen is flooded with the Dactyls.
Pterpod (green)- Shoots orbs out three ways to begin with, but changes by level
Lv1- Shoots greens orbs from your left, right, and top of your head, simultaneously
Lv2- Shoots green orbs, diagonally
Lv3- Same as lv2, but faster
Lv4- Shoots a laser that lasts about two seconds
Weapon comment: This used to be the worst weapon in the old version. Now it's
just slightly better then the blue one since its level 4 stays on screen for
a bit, but it can't shoot forward, so it might cause trouble in the later levels.
Pterboom (purple)- Shoots out a boomerang-like weapon.
Lv1- shoots a single boomerang
Lv2- Shoots two boomerangs diagonally
Lv3- Same as level 2, just stronger
Lv4- Same as lv2, but the boomerangs are doubled in size
Weapon comment: This was the white power up from the old game. I found this
to be the second best weapon since the huge "boomerangs" are great and you shoot
two of them off once it's at max level. Though the weapon has size, it tends
to miss the enemy right in front of you since it goes out diagonally. This weapon
isn't that well suited for the later levels.
Fireball (red)- You shoot out, oh I dunno, fireballs?
Lv1- Shoots a single fireball straight out
Lv2- shoots two fireballs out that travel diagonally
Lv3- shoots three fireballs out that travel straightforward, and diagonally
Lv4- Same pattern as lv3, but the fireballs are replace with a lightning-like...lightning.
Weapon comment: I found this one to be far better then the other three. Great
range, multiple hits, and just looks cool. This is the weapon for the later
levels, since you will get swarmed by Dactyls in the later levels and this weapon
can take out multiple targets at once.
All right, this game keeps the levels, but they're a bit different. You don't
go up a level every 100 points, instead the format is a bit different.
Level 1- Start on
Level 2- 200 points
Level 3- 300 points
Level 4- 500 points
Level 5- 800 points
Level 6- 1200 points
Level 7- 1700 points
Ok, these guys aren't the same as the old game. Thus far, all of them, except
white, net the same amount of points, which is 5 points each.
All of them, except white again, fly the same way... straight forward. None
move any faster then the others.
Brown- Appears at start of the game. Any level/weapons beats them in one hit.
Green- Appears at start of game with brown. Two shots with lv1 weapons to beat
it. One shot for the rest.
Blue- Appear on level 4. Four shots with lv1 to defeat it, two shots with lv2
weapons to beat it, and one shot with lv3+ weapons to beat it.
White- Appears on level 5. These are the most painful of the enemies. They
will start from the left of the screen and will randomly fly straight left to
right, or fly from left to the upper right corner, or fly from left to lower
right corner. Two shots with lv4 weapon to beat it.
NOTE: White will not give any points when you shoot it. Also, when you get
hit by it, you won't get the normal "hit" animation, instead you fly normally
with no signs of being attacked. This can pose a problem when you have the sound
off and get hit by it, but if the sound is on you will hear the Pteri "chirp".
So yes, white Pterodactyl is more of just an “annoyer” in the game since it
poses nothing, but trouble to the flyer.
Gold- Appears on level 6. Two shots with lv4 weapons to beat it.
Red- Appears on level 7. Two shots with lv4 weapons to beat it. They seem like
the final level of Dactyls.
Life in this game isn't like the old game since you don't get life every two
levels instead, the most many will get is 3 extra lives.
You'll get a plus life when you score 500, 1500, and 3000 points.
Tips and other stuff
- Unlike the last game, you can shoot the Grarrl and have an effect on it.
Shooting it with any weapon of any level will not only stun it and make it fall
off the screen, but give you 10 points. Fireball(lv2+) and Pterboom(lv2+) are
best for this since you can shoot it from the side, instead of going straight
- Better to stay to the center and right side of the screen. Left is a bit
hazardous since the white Dactyle always comes from the left and you don't know
which way it'll head when it appears.
- If you start to get “swarmed” and you’re close to a wall and that Grarrl
isn’t that far away from you, “hug” the wall. If you know how close you can
get to the wall without losing life, if can help you greatly when you’re in
Also, when the Grarrl is that close to you, it can be best to shoot it, but
only if you have one of the power ups that can attack without you having to
get behind it. This will also help to give you more room to shoot.
- No sign of the huge Grarrl from the old game, that is a GREAT thing.
- If you get "swarmed" with Dactyls on the screen, the game will slow down
and your shots will be slowed to one shot on screen, at times.
- Since power ups are far more common in this version…beware when you do get
"swarmed" because there's a good chance you might accidentally get a different
power up. If that happens, sorry, but it's game over if this happens in level
6 and up. It’s hard to recover your power up by that point.
- When the Grarrl comes stomping onto the screen, the huts that you see below
you will get crushed, if they are in the Grarrl’s path, but you will lose no
points when they get crushed.
Well, that's everything. I hope this will help players that like, or having
trouble, playing it.
In my opinion, this turned out to be one of the better revamped games. Have
fun beating Dactyls down and avoiding the now slower Grarrl.