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Once upon a time, some huge and armed machines appeared at every corner of the world. No one knows where it came from, but the only thing known about them is that they are created by people of the old world. The machines never attack humans, but will kill anyone that enters their territory. Since humans are afraid of it’s existence, they attempted to solve the problem by destroying all machines. It’s actually possible for human army to destroy even the strongest ones among machines called the “Big One.” But after several days they will always mystically reappear in the same location.
When humans finally managed to capture a defeated Big One, they find out that a young girl is inside the machine. This girl healed and given education as any other kids. People call her “Aoxola”. Aoxola posses some superhuman abilities with faster regenerates and stronger firepower. She is able to destroy every single Big One in the world in two days. Therefore, humans revere her as a hero.
Sometime later, humans regenerated another girl in Big One, and she was called Denli. While not as successful as the first time, Denli is considered more than capable enough at keeping the Big One from raise again. However, when the regeneration process of the third girl Mahilo is completed, Aoxola and Denli suddenly disappeared…
Radio Zonde is a free doujin shooting game made by Inudon Empire, the developer of Hellsinker and a fighting game called Dogma. The game considered almost complete, with unfinished starting menu, but fortunately fully playable. The first contact is brutal shock, marked by rapid pace of the game. Everyone agrees the game is extremely hard and complex. Radio Zonde is aimed for true fans of shooting games who looking for the ultimate challenge.
Radio Zonde shares gameplay mechanics to Hellsinker but with slightly less complex scoring system. It does have a similar scoring attributes, in this case Stella, Luna and Sol. They correspond to offense, defense and item collection, though it’s unclear which corresponds to which. All of these attributes are added to give together to give player overall score. Radio Zonde has six game modes:
The basic formula of scoring are determined by three factors: signal stability, clock and inherited blood or count for funeral. Each of these are responsible for a 10x multiplier with maximum up to 30 and all are added to final multiplier.
Clock is a meter at the top right of the screen. It starts at 100% and increases with kills, item collection, and grazing up to a coded maximums of %9999. The smallest type of green gems also give a very small clock bonus, therefore the best option is let them change into large green gems before collecting them. Clock meter decreases slowly with time, by about 200% upon pains (auto-bombed shot), and by 1/2 its value upon deaths.
Signal Stability is a green gauge located on top lef of the screen. It is determined by your move tendencies. It gradually increases whenever player collect medium or large green gems and it is filled completely by popsickles. It is decreased by moving by holding any shot buttons. The best advice to keep this meter high is player must learn shoot without moving. Stability is also affected by powerups, collisions, and successful hits
Inherited Blood or Count for Funeral is a proportion of the value of every enemy on the stage.