Deep Space Dash
After spending years in stasis sleep in deep space, you awaken only to find your trusty ship has turned on you. Come to think of it, maybe it was your fault for forgetting to turn off the security system when you woke up. The important thing is you're now facing what HAL would have done if he'd had bullets and lasers. In Deep Space Dash, you must keep yourself from being evaporated, 60 seconds at a time. In this unique blend of frantic avoidance meets bullet hell by Scimitar Games, use your keyboard to avoid the many different projectiles headed your way. [Arrows] or [WASD] move your character, while the [spacebar] performs your special dash move. Not only does the dash get you away from things quickly, it also grants you temporary immunity to damage.
Dashing is not the only thing that helps you survive. Power-ups randomly appear on the playing field, which clear the board, or slow down bullets among other things. You'll also want to collect power cores. Once you have enough, you'll be able to visit the store to purchase or upgrade helmets, which do things like give you extra health and shorter dash recharge times. The biggest flaw in the game is not being able to visit the store between deaths unless you back all the way out to the main menu. Whether you're a novice or an expert, there is a difficulty level for you. Deep Space Dash manages to provide a fast paced enjoyable game, balancing the difficulty with upgrades very well. There are also plenty of achievements to try for which will keep you coming back for more even if you manage to pass extreme mode.
So it's basically a Touhou game that forces a time-out on the cards? I'll have to keep track of this game for later.