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This is a great game. Maybe the best shoot em up for C64. Very good work Sarah! Graphics is great, movement smoth, sound effects and music is good. Co-up 2-player mode is the only thing I can think of that would improve the game at the moment.

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Da hat die gute Sarah wieder ein tolles Shoot’em up Game rausgebracht. Und wie immer hat sie dabei alles selbst gemacht. Respekt! Ein richtig tolles Spiel :)

Auf meinem YouTube Kanal habe ich es im Rahmen der C64 Spielzeit vorgestellt. Schaut doch mal vorbei:

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Amazing game, love it to bits! Another winner!

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can't wait to play it. :)

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What about te PAUSE function ? 

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I'll have to add that to v1.2...

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thanks for 1.1, wanted to save my scores

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Yay, high score table save :) Thanks Sarah.

No problem. I managed to grab an extra 256 bytes of memory back, so had enough space to add the feature. It's perhaps a bit basic, but it works.

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no hassle is probably best :)

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Thanks for the Cart version! Will use it in my EasyFlash3 :)

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Unfortunately Commodore Game System cartridge layout is not compatible with EasyFlash3... I've spent some time figuring out how to convert between formats and it seems there's no straightforward way to do so without recoding some bits.

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Oh, okay. I'll see if I can make a version that'll run on EasyFlash3. Shouldn't be hard.

Edit: Yes, this won't be a problem, so expect an EasyFlash3 compatible (basically a 128k Ocean cartridge image) version later today.

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Ocean format cartridge image just added, one that should work with EasyFlash3.

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I've just flashed the EF3 with new image, game started up immediately and everything works as expected so far. Thanks for quick response!

Off... to shoot all those nasty monster bugs up :D

Yay! Glad it worked okay! Have fun!

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Hi...will there be a physical edition? Thanks

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Very likely, but first I need to get Soul Force and Briley Witch Chronicles finished.

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oh I do hope so...that's awesome thanks for the reply. Can't wait to play it. Hope to do a youtube video if that's ok for my channel.

Yes, a YouTube video would be fine.

 there a tape file version available? I plan to load the game on a original 64 using my phone to load it as audio.?

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Amazing game Sarah! Thank you!

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What a fantastic achievement! Great job!

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¡Juegazo!

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Great game with nice atmosphere, well done!

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Great achievement for a single person. This is a real fun shmup! I got that it's inspired by Gemini Wing, but stage 4 looks very much like stage 3 of MUSHA (Aleste). Awesome!
High-Score saver is much appreciated, thanks for the update! Only the pause function is still missing, like in Neutron as well. Would be cool to have that too. Anyway, very cool game this is!

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Oh, I forgot about pause! I'll add that to the next update.

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Good fun. Starts quite easy, but will provide a real challenge from level 2 on. It's a proper shoot-em-up, also for the standards of today. Great music too.

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ciao Sara, i miei complimenti per questo gioco, fantastico è dire poco!!!

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Hi Sarah. A big ask, but I was wondering if you would consider releasing an official version with a disk high-score saver? Thanks again for the amazing game!

I'm looking at adding high-score table save for a v1.1...

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Great game that's fun to play. Only nitpick is that it doesn't save your high scores in the hall of heroes, and it goes back to the stock high scores.

I'm looking at adding high-score table save for a v1.1...

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What a fantastic game, even better than Neutron! This shoot 'em up looks, sounds and plays perfect. A very slick and complete package.

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Really a top shooter and also the very smooth scrolling is really great here. Superb new game, good work to the programmer!

And about this scrolling, i have a question to Sarah Jane Avory, maybe she can give a short reply.

Is there a chance, that your game Neutron gets an updated version (would be V1.4 then, if i remember correctly), in which the user can turn off this little jerkiness of the battleships, over which the player flies? There is a strange jerking in some objects in the background, when the user moves his own ship left or right. This is the only thing, which i don't like in Neutron, the rest of the game is very good and having a feature, to turn this jerking-thing On or Off, would be really great.

A short reply would be nice. Best regards and congratulations on Zeta Wing.

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It works perfectly on the Ultimate64, and it's actually an awesome game !

Congrats Sarah !

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very nice shooter thats similar to Gemini Wing. Nice parallax scrolling, music, balanced gameplay with a nice difficulty curve. Recommended. Looking forward to Sarah's next game.

@SarahJaneAvory  Since the game reminds me to Amiga's  Bomber Bob (italian Idea! software house) why don't you create a C64 version ? that would be my Christmas wish :P 

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very cool game !! 

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great game, but what's with "(C) 2020 Protovision" ?

I'm a member of the Protovision group.

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Very fun game! Could you maybe create a disklabel that I can print on my Dymo LabelWriter? I wrote the image to an actual floppy :)

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Played it only once (yet) and absolutely love it. It plays very well, looks and sounds great. Well done!

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Great stuff, Sarah. This is fantastic! Thanks for the massive effort of putting this together. A physical edition would be great (Zeta Wing/Neutron double cart!).

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Fantastic game, Sarah! As fun as Neutron and even more beautiful. I will be doing a review on it this weekend.

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I have no plans right now, but the question has been several times, so who knows?

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Excellent! Great gfx, sfx, music and smooth gameplay!

Top actual C64 game!

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Runs beautifully on my NTSC Breadbin

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I waited for some months for this now, and I'm really excited to finally having the chance to play it. As I expected is G-R-E-A-T and I dare to say it's the best vertical shooter ever to appear on the Commodore 64! Keep up the good work and we'll keep supporting you! Thank you for another great game!

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Many compliments!

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Excellent game production. This game has a great classic late 1980s feel to it. Wonderful graphics, cheerful music, superb code, excellent game play. Highly recommended!

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thank you, on of the few shooters I can play because of easy mode. 

but in saying tat, I'm doing ok with normal. xxx

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very good, with compliments

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Congrats to this long-awaited release. Plays reeeeeally nice.
A top quality shooter one will return to - for just another try. :)

I only made it through the first stage yet (normal difficulty) but love the game already. Can't wait to see the other end bosses. But one question: How does the weapon upgrade work? The more 'P's I collect, the stronger the shot? Or do I have a choice between different weapons?

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Every enemy attack wave you completely destroy drops a "P". Collect 12 to power up your weapons. There's a bar above your lives that shows you your progress.

And just to be nice, losing a life doesn't clear the bar, it just degrades your weapon by one level.

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Got it. Great you don't have to start from scratch leveling your weapon up. And with not losing the bar there is some tactical element as well. Thanks again for this great SHMUP. Hope you also get some financial reward from this. Good quality must be rewarded. 

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Great game!

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Here's a Commodore Joystick Map that works with THEC64 and Mini:

T:Zeta Wing
X:64,pal,fullheight
A:Sarah Jane Avory
E:shoot
Y:2020
J:1:JU,JD,JL,JR,JF,JF,,,,,,,,,
J:2*:JU,JD,JL,JR,JF,JF,,,,F1,F3,,,,

The back two buttons on THEC64 Joystick are used on the title screen.

This might need some amendments for the J:2* parameters if you have a Mini which hasn't been updated to the latest firmware (specifically the mapping of the F1 and F3 keys).

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