Would absolutely buy this again on the Nintendo Switch if it were ever to get ported. I use the Flip Grip accessory to play shmups and pinball in vertical TATE on the handheld and I think ZeroRanger would be perfect on a portable system too.
A downloadable game for Windows
This is the story of a fighter who wanted to become...
ZeroRanger is a vertically scrolling 2D shoot'em up with heavy emphasis on shooting, dodging and... mystery?
The forces of unknown alien menace GREEN ORANGE have begun their invasion. With the planet's main defense force swiftly taken down, only two secondary fighters remain against the complete defeat.
Blast your way through the enemy forces and unleash your fighter's latent potential!
Unlock new weapons and abilities as you hone your skills against the invaders!
... But even then, is this enough against the true power of your enemy?
The final battle starts now...
- 8 distinct colours (including GREEN and ORANGE)
- 4 stages of enlightenment & relentless action
- 2 playable fighters
- 1 endless cycle of life and death
- Local co-op
- TATE (screen rotation)
- Scanline options
- Colourblind mode & unlockable palettes
Follow us at:
- Keyboard (remappable):
- Arrow keys - Move
- Z - Fire 1/Confirm
- X - Fire 2/Cancel
- C - Fire 3
- Ctrl - Fire 1+2+3
- Enter - Pause
- Esc - Exit game
- F1 - Help display
- Controller (XInput/DirectInput, remappable):
- Joystick/D-pad - Move
- A - Fire 1/Confirm
- B - Fire 2/Cancel
- Y - Fire 3
- RT - Fire 1+2+3
- Start - Pause
- Back - Exit game
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Thanks, I will do this.
When I try to start the game I get this message:
FATAL ERROR in vertex shader compilation
shader name: shader_palette
D3DXCompile failed - result
at gml_Object_the_controller_draw 77
Try updating DirectX, hopefully that'll fix the issue.
From the trailer alone, some of the best artwork I've ever seen. The sprites, backgrounds, cutscenes, everything is top notch. Love the color scheme and the music. Nausicaa reference in the opening scroll?
I wish I wasn't such trash at shmups so I could fully enjoy this game!
Probably a silly question, but I read that the demo acts as a sort of prologue - is that included in the full release? Already bought it, but wondered if I should play the demo, too!
Many of the demo's features were added to the recent WHITE VANILLA update, so demo isn't essential as a prologue. However in terms of gameplay it still offers somewhat different, if less refined experience so feel free to give it a go if you're interested!
Would love Mac support, have been wanting to try this one for AGES
The devs previously announced that they won't port ZeroRanger to other platforms until they finish adding more modes.
Hey, are you taking requests for the game from streamers?
(The game is) great, sad I only discovered itch.io after already owning it for 6 weeks on steam, damn you steam refund policy
A truly phenomenal shoot ‘em up game. As a shmup enthusiast I highly recommend ZeroRanger to newbies and veterans alike. Excellent in all regards!
I notice a few comments about a Linux version. As someone who daily drives a Linux machine, I understand, but don’t let that deter you from experiencing this truly great game. For the meantime without a native port, there are a number of options for running ZeroRanger on Linux:
I was able to get the game running great in wine, which is how I regularly play the game. The wine setup for ZeroRanger is pretty simple, and I wrote some documentation on how to do it on the Wine Application Database here: https://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?sClass=version&iId=38494
I am not familiar with Lutris, but they have a page for ZeroRanger: https://lutris.net/games/zeroranger/
The game also works well in proton, though I have noticed a slight input lag increase running it through proton vs running in wine: https://www.protondb.com/app/809020
Just refunded my Steam purchase from yesterday to buy this version. The archivable copy is a dealbreaker.
The game Is fantastic but it would be amazing If there was the possibility of being able to play it also on Linux and Mac
How do I use my ps4 controller to play this game? I have it connected, but I can't switch from keyboard to controller.
Windows doesn't support Playstation controllers by default, only Xinput(xbox controllers) and Dinput(controllers made for PC), so you'd have to download Joy2key
Steam has built in support for PS4 controllers. Just use the steam key for the game. Launch the game from Steam.
i am here bec of dunkey
So far I love this game! (only up to level 2)
Is there a way to quickly restart the game on game over? It seems I'm forced to go all the way back to the company title before I can start again. I can see that I'll be doing a lot of this...
Also, I had a bit of confusion with the names. I entered my name before playing the first game, but then when I died I was asked to enter it again (seems unnecessary already). The second time around I made a typo and couldn't work out how to backspace. I pressed "confirm" because I remembered first time that it asked me "is this correct?" before continuing. But this time it just went ahead and used my incorrect name on the high score table.
I will continue playing for sure, just wanted to share these while they're on my mind.
Really love this game. Can't get enough of crazy SHMUPs! :)
Tho I have a small issue: Since the last update (23122018) I cannot install the game via the itch.io app anymore. I can download it fine via browser, but not in the app. I am not sure why this may be, tho, my only guess is that the download isn't associated with an OS (Windows, Mac, Linux).
If you guys could look into it, that would be great. Thank you again for this game! :)
We indeed forgot to assign OS for this particular update. It should be fixed now, please report back if the problem persists. Thanks and sorry about the hassle!
I have two problems playing the game:
How do you start multiplayer mode?
How do you modify the controls to use anything else than keyboard keys (e.g. my direct-input controller). Are these known bugs? Will they be addressed in a future patch? If you need more details I'll be happy to provide some.
The patch that addresses all of these is out now! Sorry it took a while.
Multiplayer can be started by holding Fire 1 on the other player's controls at any time, starting from MODESELECT.
If I may, what folder is save data located in? I've been having PC troubles as of late so I'd like to be able to continue my progress from where I left off if I have to back things up and move to new machine/hard drive.
I'd hate to just leave this as my only comment so I'll add that this has been a phenomenal game so far and I'm looking forward to what surprises are still left in store for me.