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Demon’s Crystals Review: The Price Is Right
2 years ago

Demon’s Crystals Review: The Price Is Right

The twin-stick shooter made its debut 40 years ago with Midway’s release of Boot Hill, but it was five years later when the genre took off thanks to Williams’ Robotron: …
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Dieselpunk inspired Tower 57 coming to Xbox One
3 years ago

Dieselpunk inspired Tower 57 coming to Xbox One

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Top down twin-stick shooter, Tower 57 is in development by Pixwerk and is currently slated to hit Xbox One in 2017. Set in a dieselpunk world where everyone lives in …
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Help save the earth next year in Solstice Chronicles: M.I.A.
3 years ago

Help save the earth next year in Solstice Chronicles: M.I.A.

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It’s the age old story: earth has been overrun by a virus and you are the last line of hope. Solstice Chronicle: Missing in Action is a twin-stick shooter made …
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In Space We Brawl review: Captive audience
4 years ago

In Space We Brawl review: Captive audience

With a clear aim of recreating Bomberman-like gameplay In Space We Brawl is primarily a local multiplayer experience built upon the concept of an arena-based, twin-stick shooter, and although it …
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We Are Doomed review (Xbox One)
5 years ago

We Are Doomed review (Xbox One)

We Are Doomed was developed and published by Vertex Pop on Xbox One. It was released on April 17, 2015 for $9.99. A copy was provided by Vertex Pop for review purposes.

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Do you love the Geometry Wars series but just wish there was less to do? Well, then you’re in luck! We Are Doomed takes the same twin-stick shooter formula, the same polygonal graphics, the same wild visual effects, the same electronic style soundtrack, the same multiplier score system and adds…well, nothing really. But that doesn’t mean it’s not fun.

In We Are Doomed, you pilot a little polygon ship around a dark playing field with the left stick, while blasting away other geometric shapes with the right stick. This formula has become a genre unto itself ever since Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved released on Xbox Live Arcade in 2005 (although the genre really goes all the way back to the arcades of the ’80s). It’s very fun and pretty addictive. But with so many twin-stick entries in recent years, these games really need some original ideas to stick out from the crowd.

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PSA: The Expendables 2 available now on XBLA
7 years ago

PSA: The Expendables 2 available now on XBLA

The Expendables 2 was released this morning on XBLA for 1200 MSP. The game, which is to act as a prelude to the movie of the same name, is …
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The Expendables 2 game announced for XBLA
7 years ago

The Expendables 2 game announced for XBLA

Ubisoft have announced a video game tie in for the upcoming release of The Expendables 2, heading to XBLA this summer. The game, which is based on the over-the-top action film set to hit cinemas in August, allows players to take on the role of four of the world’s most crusty legendary mercenaries: Barney Ross, Gunner Jensen, Hale Caesar and Yin Yang. Players must rescue an extremely valuable, kidnapped billionaire, in an adventure which concludes right where the new movie begins. Gameplay appears to be a standard 4 player twin stick shooter which is said to be playable both online and offline. Check out some more screenshots after the jump.

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Konami unleashes new Zombie Apocalypse: Never Die Alone trailer
8 years ago

Konami unleashes new Zombie Apocalypse: Never Die Alone trailer

Konami and Backbone Entertainment have released a new trailer for their upcoming twin-stick shooter, Zombie Apocalypse: Never Die Alone. The follow up to 2009’s Zomobie Apocalypse, Never Die Alone …
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Fusion: Genesis, the twin-stick shooter with MMO elements from ex-Rare devs
8 years ago

Fusion: Genesis, the twin-stick shooter with MMO elements from ex-Rare devs

You read the headline right; Starfire Studios has announced their first project, which just so happens to be an ambitious twin-stick shooter that contains elements of a massive multiplayer …
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Renegade Ops review (XBLA)
8 years ago

Renegade Ops review (XBLA)

Renegade Ops was developed by Avalanche Studios and published by SEGA. It was released on September 14, 2011 and retails for 1200 MSP.  A copy of the game was provided for review purposes.

Avalanche Studios have quickly become known for over the top action, the Just Cause games allowing players to perform the craziest action movie stunts. Who hasn’t wanted to ride a motorbike off a cliff, open a parachute and glide to safety? No one, exactly. With Renegade Ops Avalanche have brought their brand of over the top action to Xbox Live Arcade in the form of a twin stick shooter. Admittedly it’s not quite as extreme as Just Cause but it easily manages to be just as fun.

You play one of four members of the Renegade Squad, a group setup by the disillusioned General Bryant to bring down the maniacal supervillian Inferno. Each character has a unique special ability to go with their personal vehicle, all of which are equipped with a roof mounted machine gun. Armand has an APC with a shield ability which brings down tough armor plating making him impervious to enemy fire. Diz drives an armored truck which comes with an EMP that can disable enemy weapons. Roxy rides in an especially bouncy buggy and can call down a devastating air strike. Gunnar jumps around in a jeep which has a heavy gun that inflicts way more damage than his regular machine gun, he can’t move while using it though.

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