Comments on: Everyday Shooter Influences Wed, 10 Sep 2014 18:53:13 +0000 hourly 1 By: Bradley Momberger Sun, 01 Jun 2008 15:38:00 +0000 Root of the Heart reminds me of a couple things but only tangentially.

Blasto! was an old school B&W arcade game where you had a minefield and drove a tank around it trying to destroy all of the explosives. The explosives would explode in groups and chains, with larger clusters having greater coverage to chain-detonate nearby mines. Back in the day, we had the TI-99/4A port, which had color and Yankee Doodle playing in the background.

It’s also a bit like Moonbase Commander, which is a TBS and not a shooter, but you build your influence through a network of nodes, starting with one base. if you blow up an interior node, you also blow up every node which was launched from it.