What is a SHMUP without “option” helpers, we have that too, is the fifth slot on the powerup bar. The options work as follows: When moving forward or backward the options will orbit in the opposing direction. In the video is the first implementation of the orbit behavior without taking the player movement into account. 

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Plasma beam size
plasma beam size

More details about the Plasma Beam behaviors in the game, the Plasma Beams get shorter on every hit.In the video when the Plasma Beam hits a Popcorn enemy, it will stop for a single frame and it’s length will shorten. When the body size is smaller than a threshold, the Plasma Beam disappears.

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Stop Time Tint
stop time tint

Looking at one of our favorite references for time stopping we decided to emulate the Green and Purple tint when the ability expands. On the Video there is the effect idea on slow motion.

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Stop Time
stop time

One of the ship’s powers which Stops Time for a few seconds, the duration is dictated by a bar filled by absorbing bullets. In the Video the first version of it’s visual effect. 

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