Warren Lee on Thu, 2010-12-09 14:22.
Just had to comment… I finally had the chance to enjoy playing via my Trinity Ethernet Interface (Courtesy of Quazar! Go get one now!!!!).
Stratosphere really is a great game. Fast paced 3D graphics, straight forward controls, a variety of enemies, exciting action mixed with a deceptively clear search-and-collect goal for each level, all make it easily one of the best games for the SAM ever made.
For starters, just having a 3D game on the SAM is an impressive pleasure not to be missed, but on top of that, it is actually a great game, and with a highly addictive difficulty curve. Now we just need a Stratosphere 2! :-D
Colin Piggot on Sun, 2010-12-12 09:16.
Glad you are enjoying the game after your recent purchase of it :D
> Now we just need a Stratosphere 2! :-D
There was a lot more planned. I’ll be writing more about what was planned as part of an article in the forthcoming special issue of SAM Revival, but as a sneak taster I was experimenting with a slight update for the original (should still have bits of this on my development disks), and a full sequel which was to have been called ‘Aurora’ (only notes jotted down while writing the original, and after Stratosphere was released I went on to explore other sorts of 3D on the SAM which resulted in the initial work carried out on ‘Chrome’). Back in 2004 I spent a day mocking up some test graphics for another genre of game but set in the Stratosphere world.
Also, for reasons I’m not yet going to explain(!) back in 2005/6 I was jot down some preliminary ideas on paper for a new Stratosphere game. Again, more to be revealed in the special SR!
SAM Revival issue 1 - Stratosphere Tips and Tactics article