Critical Mass – free Galaxian style game

Critical Mass (aka Critter) is a shoot ’em up (smup) similar to Galaxian.

The basic idea is simple: you move your ship back and forth at the bottom of the screen, shooting up, while bad guys fly around and shoot at you.

Your world has been infested by an aggressive army of space critters. Overrun and unprepared, your government was unable to defend its precious resources. As a last effort to recapture some of the ‘goodies’, you have been placed into a tiny spacecraft and sent after them.

Features include:

  • Very colorful and smooth graphics.
  • Boss level.
  • Next gen shippy eye-candy.
  • Multi-key support.
  • Cross-platform support – runs on Linux, other Unices, Mac OS X, and Windows operating systems.

Support: SourceForge
Developer: Frank Becker
License: GNU GPL v2


Critter is written in C++. Learn C++ with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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