Degz - Upcoming Atari Jaguar Homebrew Horizontal Shmup

Degz-Upcoming-Atari-Jaguar-Homebrew-Horizontal-ShmupHomebrew Atari Jaguar pioneers Reboot are back again with another release for the fabled 64-bit console. Degz is their upcoming title which pays homage to Konami's granddaddy of the horizontal scrolling shooter genre, Scramble. To mix up their faithful re-imagining of the 1981 arcade game, the developers have included a humourous pop culture Easter Egg.

Believe it or not, the YouTube meme Nyan Cat is set to make a prominent appearance in Degz as a playable character. Seeing the pop-tart bodied cat in pixelated form is one thing, but hearing a chiptune rendition of the Nyan Cat theme tune as you blast your way though the game is not something you get to enjoy every day.

On a more serious note this new release from Reboot which follows their last effort, Downfall, also comes accompanied with a belting chiptune soundtrack. Degz is due to make its first appearance at the upcoming Swedish Atari demoscene party Sommarhack 2012, before being made available to the public.

Degz (Atari Jaguar Homebrew) Gameplay Video

Source: Retrotaku

Last Updated ( 27 June 2012 )  


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(Link to this comment) Extralounge 2012-06-28 05:24
This looks like a very nice fast paced remake of Scramble.

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