Shmup Legacy of the Elder Star was designed with genre novices in mind, helping those who are put off by the idea of intense bullet hells and punishing difficulty still find an entry in the genre to play.
Legacy of the Elder star has many features that ease players into the genre. The game features endless continues, which do limit scoring potential for those who wish to challenge themselves. It also has auto-fire mode, adjustable game speeds, and accessibility options like a colorblind mode.
The game also features muse-driven controls, which let the player quickly move and shoot with 1:1 precision and unlimited movement speed. Abilities will also let the player crush their enemies with a single swiping gesture, using their ship like a bludgeon to smash their foes.
Legacy of the Elder Star’s enemy waves are randomly generated, moving away from pattern memorization and into pushing the player’s reflexes.
Legacy of the Elder Star is available now on Steam, and will also release on Itch.io soon.