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Kaeon

DOS - 1992

Year 1992
Platform DOS
Released in United States
Genre Action
Theme Arcade, Flight, Sci-Fi / Futuristic, Shooter
Perspective Side view
Dosbox support Supported on 0.73 (works best on 0.63)
3.67 / 5 - 3 votes

Description of Kaeon

Kaeon is a little SHMUP that was never finished, with only three short levels, so-so graphics and an extreme difficulty. It's a little pity though, because it had potentialities: five parallactic backgrounds were quite a rarity on a PC in 1992. Instead of the usual predefined levels, difficulty can be set through variables like the effects of wall collisions on the ship and the frequency of enemy fire - if you want, you can be invincible. The Bosses, though graphically shabby like the rest, are well done, with many parts to destroy before they succumb.

Overall, Kaeon feels like an "embryo": if brought to the end of the development, the result could have been a nice game. Only for die-hard SHMUPS collectors.

Review By HOTUD

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Comments and reviews

VOLTOYLE 2023-10-09 0 point

I remember playing this in the mid 90s, I always thought it was a shareware/demo version cause it only had three levels, but turns out it was unfinished.

It didn't age well though: I recalled it was insanely hard, but it also suffers from incosistent framerates, plus the monsters are repetitive throughout a level, and the graphics are dull.

One Easter Egg I couldn't replicate was dying several times in a row would randomly unlock a special mode makingg you start the game with all power-ups equipped.

All in all, I'd recommend Xenon 2 by the Bitmap Brothers over this.

ramdotrom 2022-04-20 0 point

the music is epic! especially the title track!!

Konum 2019-01-08 0 point

I spent so many hours as a child playing this game.... didn't remember it was so fucking hard.

Demoshead 2016-01-03 0 point

Made by Tran (from Renaissance demo group!) This was a predecessor of sorts to Zone 66. Classic stuff.... bring back the old times!!!

indstr 2014-02-11 0 point DOS version

Looks awesome, I love shmups. Must try it!

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