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Astrobatics

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Title Screen

Astrobatics

Developer: KraiSoft Entertainment
Publisher: GameHouse
Platform: Windows
Released internationally: 2003


GraphicsIcon.png This game has unused graphics.


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A sort of "horizontal space shooter homage" that, despite its obscurity, isn't short of unused content.

Unused Graphics

Enemies

Enemy #1

This enemy rocks from side to side. It is unknown what its purpose was, although judging by its design, it was probably designed to fire large projectiles.

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Astrobatics-Unused-Enemy-01.png Windows Astrobatics ship1.gif

Enemy #2

This enemy rocks from side to side as well, as its back moves back and forth. It is unknown what its purpose was, although judging by its design, it was probably designed to fire multiple smaller projectiles.

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Astrobatics-Unused-Enemy-02.png Windows Astrobatics ship2.gif

Enemy #3

A pair of bat-like enemies (one facing left and one facing right) that rotate. It is unknown what their purpose was, although judging by its design, it was probably designed to fly across the screen in a pattern. It is likely that these were the initial designs for a bat-like enemy in the final version, as it has the same rotation. Despite this, the bat enemy did not have a left-facing version, only a right-facing version.

Right-facing Left-facing
Astrobatics-Unused-Enemy-03.png Astrobatics-Unused-Enemy-04.png
Right-facing Left-facing
Windows Astrobatics ship3L.gif Windows Astrobatics ship3R.gif

Enemy #4

A very strange enemy. It's very hard to determine what it is. It rotates. It is unknown what its purpose was, although judging by its design, it was probably designed to float around in the playing field.

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Astrobatics-Unused-Enemy-05.png Windows Astrobatics ship5.gif

Sideways Flamethrower Rocks

Unused frames of what appear to be a left flamethrower used on asteroids? in the asteroid levels. The in-game rocks only use flamethrowers on their tops and bottoms. They may be part of an early design for the asteroid rocks, as their shapes do not match the final rocks. The covering rock seems to have been rendered behind the gun on the second to last frame on accident.

Sheet Animated
Astrobatics-Unused-Enemy-Flamethrower.png Peeka-boom!

Unused Minelayer Animation Frames

Minelayers only appear moving (diagonally) left using columns 4 through 6, but there are graphics accommodating 8 directions total.

Astrobatics-Minelayer-Frames.png

Windows Astrobatics MinelayerA.gifWindows Astrobatics MinelayerB.gifWindows Astrobatics MinelayerC.gifWindows Astrobatics MinelayerD.gifWindows Astrobatics MinelayerE.gif


UI

Unused Weapon

A strange weapon that looks like it may have been an initial design for the mines. The weapon only survives through these interface images.

Astrobatics-Unused-Weapon-01.pngAstrobatics-Unused-Weapon-02.png

Letters

A series of red letters on black backgrounds that were found among the game's image files. They were probably placeholder UI graphics for the special weapons.

Astrobatics-E.png Astrobatics-T.png Astrobatics-M.png Astrobatics-MP.png

Astrobatics-SB.png Astrobatics-L.png Astrobatics-C.png Astrobatics-H.png

Strangely, the "SB" is written in a different font to the others.