A very colourful Asteroids game with great effects
Spheres of Chaos is a hectic, fast-paced, and rather colourful arcade game in the old-school style.
Fly a ship around, dodging amongst hordes of assorted strange objects that subdivide when you shoot them. Earn bonus ships for score, Collect tokens for extra-powers. Battle the big aliens and other wierd things that occasionally appear. Survive as the game gets ever faster and more manic.
It has visually unusual special effects using thousands of pixels (now up to 256,000) to create firework explosions, rockets and trails. And it's quite noisy too.
It's Psychadelic Mayhem!
How to play
Fly your ship around the screen, shoot things, and try not to crash into them.
To aim your ship, move the mouse left and right.
To fire, press the left mouse button.
To move, press the right mouse button.
To stop again, press the 'brakes' key (left alt), or turn around and use the right mouse button again.
To do an emergency hyperspace jump, press the left ctrl key, or move the mouse up suddenly.
If your mouse has a middle button, this may be 'brakes', but it may also change the ship turn speed as a side effect.
Shoot things to score points. Every 10,000 points you get an extra ship. At a score of 100,000 points this changes to every 15,000. And at 500,000 it changes to every 20,000.
Bump into the triangles to collect them. Your ship will temporarily get extra powers, depending on the colour of the triangle. All the different types of extra power last the same time. If you collect one you already have it adds to the time left.
Some types of extra powers come in pairs, such as bounce and zap shield. If you collect one type whilst you already have the other of the pair, you get the new type, with the time remaining for the old one added on.
Some types will combine together, such as fast shots and spread fire, giving fast spread fire. My favourite is score multiplier followed by smartbomb.
Shooting a triangle changes its colour randomly up or down two colours.
Shooting and destroying a triangle up 'collects' it, but it will only last half as long.
Left mouse: Fire
Right mouse: Move
Left Alt: Brakes
Left Ctrl: Emergency hyperspace jump
F1: Pause / UnPause.
F2: Single step when paused.
F3: Toggles scroll view on and off.
F4: Toggles a display of 50ths-of-a-second's pre gameloop, and current sparks.
F5: Sound volume down.
F6: Sound volume up.
F7: Change background type up 1.
F8: Change background colour up 1.
Left-Shift + F7: Change background
Space: Start game from main menu.
F12: Hide scores during game, for taking screenshots.
Print: Save screenshot.
Esc: press twice to exit the game