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Break Limit: Review (XBLIG)
10 years ago

Break Limit: Review (XBLIG)

Let’s just make a shooter where you have to go really, really fast…

Break Limit by Zombie Monkey Games is an indie game title that combines the old school challenge of a space shooter with a strong emphasis on performing a “speed run” (aka go as fast as possible without dying).  Your ship flies through space shooting anything and everything in its way, but weapons aren’t enough.  You can also use a speed boost that makes you invincible, but hurls you through space so fast it can give you whiplash.  Motion sick prone people take note…
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Indie Games Winter Uprising is Here!
10 years ago

Indie Games Winter Uprising is Here!

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The time is upon us! Just say NO to cheesy massage simulators and poorly done clones in the indie games section of the market place, and hello to gaming goodness! The uprising is here, and all of us gamers are going to benefit from it!

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Monday Night Combat’s Spunky Cola Special

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Monday Night Combat’s Spunky Cola Special is HERE!

If you didn’t get the coverage at the end of October, Monday Night Combat developer Uber Entertainment was giving out Halloween treats letting us know what the New DLC was going to have. While they did slate it for a November release, this is close enough to November to keep this gunner happy!

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5th Cell: Hybrid More Than Just a Budget Call of Duty
10 years ago

5th Cell: Hybrid More Than Just a Budget Call of Duty

Gameinformer has a wonderful interview in their December Issue with 5th Cell Co-Founder Jeremiah Slaczka. Unfortunately, he was largely mum on details about their new game, Hybrid. For the uninitiated, Hybrid will be a high-res shooter that utilizes the source engine (check out the Hybrid teaser trailer here).

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Hypership Out of Control Review (XBLIG)

Hypership out of control is a retro 8bit graphic 2d shooter with a unique twist.   Your spaceship had some serious issues, and now your throttle is stuck, the brakes are broken.  The only things keeping you from sheer disaster are the ships guns, and steering control.   Do you have what it takes to get your speeding ship from becoming a splatter mark on the side of some asteroid, or something bigger and worse, like space bees! Read More

Guwange Review (XBLA)
10 years ago

Guwange Review (XBLA)

Guwange is a vertical scrolling shooting game, launched in Japanese arcades in 1999.  Set in the Muromachi period of Japanese history, Guwange tells the tale of the “Shikigami users”, hosts to ghostly avatars called Shikigami. Unlike other CAVE shooting games, known for their fighter craft and destructive machinery, the heroes of Guwange walk across the demonic landscape on their quest to rid themselves of the Shikigami curse, cutting a swath through enemies.

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Inferno Review (XBLIG)

Inferno was the second release title for Radian Games.  It was released September 1st, 2010 for the price of 80 Microsoft Points ($1 US).   So how does this game stand up to other XBLA titles, and XBLIG titles?

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Explosionade Review (XBLIG)

Explosionade, while causing a stir within the XBLIG developers community, is another release from Mommy’s Best Games.   See if I keep reviewing Mommy’s Best Games, or schmups, you are going to start things that I either A. work for Mommy’s Best Games (I don’t) and B. Play nothing but schmups.  Though, I am playing this XBLIG title until my xbox screams for me to stop, I might as well tell you why it’s worth the 80 Microsoft Points ($1).

All your friends are storming the Horronym Fortress but Colonel Bouche left you to guard the supply depot.  Disregarding orders to clean the toilets, you open the depot to find a gigantic, prototype mech!  You jump into the mech, and you head down into the sewers for a little fun shooting things, only to find the Horrornym right at your back door.

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Guwange, Cave’s shoot’em up hitting XBLA

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Shoot’em up developer Cave officially announced today that it will be releasing Guwage on XBLA  World wide.

Guwange is a popular Japanese “medieval” bullet hell style schmup that was released in Japanese Arcades back in 1999.   It’s a vertical scrolling shooter that has a very retro and classic style about it.

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Alien Breed 2: Assault Review (XBLA)
10 years ago

Alien Breed 2: Assault Review (XBLA)



Alien Breed 2: Assault is the second of three downloadable games on XBLA by Team17 Software.  You don’t have to know about the first game, Alien Breed Evolution to enjoy the newest installment.  All you need is the will to survive and a deep-seated hatred for space bugs.  You will also need to put down Halo: Reach for like 5 seconds…I’ll wait.

In a seemingly deserted ghost ship, enemies can burst from any wall or hole in the ground, forcing you to constantly be on guard.  Running and gunning will serve no purpose except a quick demise.  Alien Breed is a game of ammo conservation and cautious exploration.  The entire ship is falling apart and infested with critters, so in addition to squashing bugs, you need to avoid fires, explosions, radiation, gun turrets, and other mechanical hazards.

The game draws from an earlier genre of top-down shooters, with the additional ability to switch viewing angles and smooth graphics.  While the theme may be a bit retro, the challenge is as current as can be.  It’s not breaking any new ground, but Alien Breed is giving you the bang for your buck.

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