Hyper Princess Pitch

By: Derek Yu

On: December 1st, 2011

Hyper Princess Pitch, by Daniel Remar

Hyper Princess Pitch, the latest game from Daniel Remar (Hero Core, Iji), is a top-down arena shoot ’em up. A remake of Beaucomm Interactive’s Operation Carnage (DOS, 1996), Pitch seems like it plays more like the faster-paced Smash TV (Arcade, 1990), with lots of enemies streaming in quickly from the walls and sides of the screen. It’s quite short, having only 4 stages, and an average player shouldn’t have too much trouble completing it on the medium difficulty settings. However, the highest difficulty setting is no joke, as the bullets are much more prodigious and the bosses are given an extra attack pattern after they would normally die. You also only start with one extra life.

The scoring system is quite simple: playing at higher difficulty settings grants you a bigger score multiplier. By completing a level you not only get an extra life, but you also get bonuses for each room that you beat without taking damage. It’s worth noting that enemies do drop pickups randomly in this game, making luck a factor in scoring.

Pitch is set in the same world as Garden Gnome Carnage, and as such, it’s very light-hearted. The main character, the princess, fights an assortment of Christmas-themed baddies, from elves to ornaments. As for her arsenal, she has piledriver special attacks (see screenshot), uses black cats as options, and holsters two versatile secondary weapons: an ice shot that destroys yellow bullets and a bouncy rainbow shot.

Fans of Remar know he puts out fun games – this one is no exception. Happy Holidays!

TIGdb: Entry for Hyper Princess Pitch

  • http://www.gnomeslair.com/ gnome

    Fantastic stuff. 

  • Theon

    All my love.

  • http://about.me/ortoslon ortoslon

    playthrough on “goddess of explosions” to the alternate ending http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0MygSQtqZs

  • phubans

    Nice Indie Game Legend rip-off hogging the front page while the real thing goes unsung.

  • Theon

    Care to explain what you’re rabb’ling about?

  • Zecks

     TIGL is shit, and nothing like this. However I doubt that’s the real phubans.

  • Jay Tholen

    Oh man, Operation Carnage was awesome.

  • Davide “Gendo Ikari” Mascolo

    Daniel Remar remaking Operation Carnage with a lighter-hearted theme = Heaven.

    And just to second my love for OC, know that it has been made freeware and available to download from the creators’ homepage: http://www.midnightsynergy.com/ancient.htm

    HPP is a reskin of it with some additions – not that it’s a bad thing! The weapons are the same, enemy behaviour is the same, I’m also going to play them side-by-side in Wndows to verify my impression that even the layout of the rooms is the same. Remar must have loved OC a lot.

  • Anonymous

    Cool! My game development club is actually planning to make a shooter just like this!

  • http://twitter.com/gmx0 Samuel Garcia

    Very awesome game. Trying to finish “Goddess of Explosions” difficulty!

  • http://twitter.com/Laggy_Modem George Constantinoff

    A sick kid, watching that vid, would’ve said: “Christmas haters are dangerous for the world!”.

  • http://twitter.com/Laggy_Modem George Constantinoff

    But I, myself, hate Christmas (well, the commercial side of it), and that doubles the game’s fun. And elfoopa (elf kopa) is just the funniest enemy I’ve ever met in a shooter!