"The Blue Flamingo, overall, is a unique shmup game. However, it may not be for all shmup gamers, especially if the lack of in-game upgrades and the limited control options would frustrate them. What the game does promise, however, is an interesting take on risk and approach to the genre that is solely focused on scoring." -6/10, That Videogame Blog
Every now and then, pilots from all over the world join to challenge each other in a big competition. They take turns finishing a dangerous track filled with foes, hoping to dominate the score table.
Your team is making the final preparations. The band are setting up to perform. And your ship - ”The Blue Flamingo” stands ready and waiting in the hangar...
The Blue Flamingo is a straight forward, bite size, Shoot em up game created entirely using handmade models. A 32 feet long handcrafted model was built specially for the game, along with countless props and assets that were filmed and photographed. All the effects, rocket flares and explosions were created using firecrackers and other pyrotechnics.
Like every other Shmup, this is a game that challenges you to reach the highest possible score. This is made interesting by an economical system that allows you to invest your score in upgrades, which makes earning more score points easier. On the other end, you are rewarded with interest on what is left of your score when you progress to the next level. You have to make a choice - to upgrade and try to regain the score, or rely on your skills to beat the increasingly difficult levels.
Use your greed wisely to beat your friends and climb up the score table.
This game looks like a a movie created in the early days of color television. It has those classic dulled color palettes, and even the ship designs look more "retro" than usual. It lacks power-ups, forcing you to rely on your own abilities to get the highest score possible. Unfortunately, the gameplay itself falls flat. It's repetitive, uninspired, and kind of clunky. Just look at the screenshots.
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