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Those Magnificent Men In their Flying Machines

Luftrausers, a dynamic 2D aerial action game by Vlambeer, full of monochrome classic arcade shoot-em-up goodness, is available for only $9.99 on GOG.com.

The skies will be set aflame and the seas will overflow with wreckage in Vlambeer’s stylish arcade shooter Luftrausers! Select from over 125 combinations of weapons, bodies, and propulsion systems and take to the skies to battle enemy fighter planes, battleships, submarines, and rival aces for glory, honor, and high scores. Bravely volunteer for one of over 100 daring missions to unlock new Rauser combinations and vibrant color variations and become the most legendary Rauser pilot of all time! Unlock unique weapons, plane bodies, and propulsion systems to radically alter your fighter in over 125 deadly combinations. Each daring configuration not only radically alters how your Rauser handles and attacks but also rearranges the dynamic soundtrack. Make your fellow airmen proud as you tackle over 100 challenging missions from your commanding officers and face off against rival aces in a dogfight to the death.

Mac version notice: The Mac OS X version of Luftrausers is now available. Sorry for the delay.

Get your long white scarf and pilot-goggles ready and enjoy the bliss of aviation in Luftrausers for only $9.99 on GOG.com.
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JudasIscariot: Oh very native! Just plug in, fire up the game, and fly high :D
Hot damn! I sense an impulse buy in the near future...
Favourite "wtf" build so far: Fork. Spread gun, armour, hover engine. Use the gun as propulsion and fly backwards throughout most of the round, turning fighters chasing you into scrap metal :D
Post edited March 18, 2014 by Kodaemon
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Kodaemon: Favourite "wtf" build so far: Fork. Spread gun, armour, hover engine. Use the gun as propulsion and fly backwards throughout most of the round, turning fighters chasing you into scrap metal :D
I am using the Cannon, Melee, Underwater build :D Sinks those annoying battleships like nobody's business and it allows you to hide underwater without taking damage during those bullet storms. Fragile as hell build, though :D
Still on the wishlist. Perhaps if I catch a break in the near future, I'll pick this up.
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JudasIscariot: Oh very native! Just plug in, fire up the game, and fly high :D
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IAmSinistar: Hot damn! I sense an impulse buy in the near future...
..... same here :(
pocket's empty, goddamn!
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IAmSinistar: Sweet! And that's native support, as I don't need to use a keymapper?

This baby's going on the list! :D
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JudasIscariot: Oh very native! Just plug in, fire up the game, and fly high :D
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vicklemos: holy crap is this game THAT cool?
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JudasIscariot: Yes, it is THAT cool and I am speaking as someone who's playing the game as I type this :D
and you, sir, surely know how to make up somebody's mind about certain games :)
you're like "hey look at me, I'm playing here at work and having a total blast, BWA HA HA... c'mon and join me''
:P
Post edited March 19, 2014 by vicklemos
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JudasIscariot: Oh very native! Just plug in, fire up the game, and fly high :D

Yes, it is THAT cool and I am speaking as someone who's playing the game as I type this :D
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vicklemos: and you, sir, surely know how to make up somebody's mind about certain games :)
your like "hey look at me, I'm playing here at work and having a total blast, BWA HA HA... c'mon and join me''
:P
I was playing at home when I wrote that :P
Shame they chose to price it so high. I was interested in the game on vita but at over £7 it's just not for me. A lower price would've surely netted more purchases.
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GOG.com: Mac version notice: The Mac OS X version of Luftrausers is now available. Sorry for the delay.
LOL, I made wineskin wrapper for it and played Luftrausers this way whole evening yesterday :D And now I am seeing it was not *that* necessary :D Thanks!
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GOG.com: Mac version notice: The Mac OS X version of Luftrausers is now available. Sorry for the delay.
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cyboff: LOL, I made wineskin wrapper for it and played Luftrausers this way whole evening yesterday :D And now I am seeing it was not *that* necessary :D Thanks!
Patience is a virtue :)
Just kiddin'!

Well I'm so deep into point 'n clicks such as Downfall (a must have for everyone) and Harvester, and I've been playing Triple Town -thanks to the irish promo- casually, but so far I'm enjoying Luftrausers a lot. Yep, been playin' it for the past couple of hours and all I can say is that this game is rewarding as hell!
It's some kinda mix between a great fast-paced action game and a casual shooter.
I think Vlambeer somehow mixed their favorite aspects of a 2d shooter and action games and voila, here it is.

The upgrades play a major role in Luftrausers. For me the ''gungine'' ones are hella fun; I love multiple shots and spread guns. And the sound/ost, wow, so good :D
Messing with the color palettes is also nice, reminds me of some game boy/super game boy game which I can't remember the name :)

Thanks GOG and Vlambeer for making such thing happen!
Post edited March 19, 2014 by vicklemos
It's a fun game. I've got it for my PS Vita so that I can play it on the bus. Since you won't survive longer than a few minutes and then start again, Luftrausers is very much suited to portable gaming.