The Border Lands (16-bit "demake")

#1 Posted by OneKillWonder_ (2137 posts) -

As if many of you weren't already excited enough for Borderlands 2, Gearbox has put out their own 16-bit version of Borderlands, simply called 'The Border Lands'. I guess they weren't planning on using that name for the gritty, realistic BL reboot in a few years. It's a top-down arena-style arcade shooter, complete with a simplified version of leveling and loot. I've no idea how long it goes on for, but my high score was 37576. I think this is a pretty awesome little promo game they put out here.

#2 Posted by MentalDisruption (1931 posts) -

This is awesome.

#3 Posted by MooseyMcMan (12148 posts) -

That's pretty neat.

#4 Posted by MrMazz (1131 posts) -

I've played to much of this

#5 Posted by Vinny_Says (5911 posts) -

Apparently only 20 copies exist....

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#6 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8734 posts) -

I played for like 20 minutes and had to force myself to stop!
Rail gun is overpowered!

#7 Posted by jozzy (2053 posts) -

@TaliciaDragonsong said:

I played for like 20 minutes and had to force myself to stop! Rail gun is overpowered!

Yeah, once I had the rail gun I started having real fun with this. The flame thrower is pretty useful too. Played it for 10 mins, got 42500 points. Thanks OP for letting me know this exists.

#8 Posted by OneKillWonder_ (2137 posts) -
@TaliciaDragonsong said:
I played for like 20 minutes and had to force myself to stop! Rail gun is overpowered!
For sure. I found one that had a two-way shot that was destroying everything with ease. I hope the inclusion of rail guns and flamethrowers in this thing means they will be in BL2.
#9 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8734 posts) -
@OneKillWonder_: I heard it confirmed today somewhere that there is a Eridian mod or something in BL2 that heavily changes a weapons effects, turning a sniper into a rail gun for example.
That's what I know at least.
#10 Posted by Greeny83 (53 posts) -

369,001 and an XP level of 170. And that's only because I gave up. I was down to one life at around 20,000 or so but then I picked up a 2 way railgun that pretty much got me to the 300,000 mark. I noticed at that point that I was killing so many enemies in such a short amount of time that I was leveling up so often, and my max HP was so high that any damage the enemies could do to me was rendered moot, even when I was getting pummeled by several badass enemies at once. It got to a point where the levels weren't really getting any more difficult so I picked up a focused Eridian weapon just to try something new, but it turns out I was tearing everything up with that, too. That's when I just decided to throw my last life away. It's definitely one of those games that gets easier the further you get.

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