Genre: Shoot-em-up (using a PC port)
The Tyrian follows an arcade-style gaming complete with a vertical scrolling shooter. The player will be able to control a spaceship built with a wide array of weapons and equipment. You earn money if you destroy enemies and able to grab bonuses. The money you get can be used to purchase upgrades such as energy generators, shields, weapons, and ships from the inter-level menus.
The game is very exciting and is considered fast-paced. You will find plenty of enemies and bosses. It is based mostly on arcade-style shooter but it has also been inspired by Raptor: Call of the Shadows, especially for aspects such as shields and credit system. With Tyrian, a player can survive even with repeated hits because of the shields and powerups. Unlike other similar games that attempt to look very realistic, Tyrian is different because it chose to retain a cartoonist appeal, with powerups such as gems, coins, and fruits.
In itself, the Nintendo DS is already one amazing gaming system and many people will agree with this. But, when you add R4 DS card into the equisaion and in addition to that a few dedicated homebrew programmers, you will definitely be able to appreciate this ultra cool handheld console.
What is DS Homebrew?
Nintendo DS Homebrew essencialy is 3rd party unofficial software "home made" for the NDS by hobbyist programmers, as opposed to official Nintendo licensed software produced by a game development companies and corporation. Licensed developers use the official Dev Kits (development tools from Nintendo) when as the DS homebrew software is typically made and used on DS via third-party rewritable game cartridges like R4DS, SuperCard DStwo and AceKard and microSD card.