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A "Don't Miss" For Rail Shooter Fans

posted by RealHuley (VANCOUVER, WA) Aug 2, 2010

Member since Jun 2010

8 out of 12 gamers (67%) found this review helpful

I can already hear someone somewhere telling you that this game is too short, and while true that one playthrough takes about 20-25 minutes, there is a whole lot of meat to the game that will take you far beyond that first playthrough. With four characters to play as, and two endings for each character, you'll have a couple good hours of play time, but that's just one mode. Aksys went to great effort to cram as much fan service into the package as they could and the end result is a giant "thank you" for fans of the classic rail shooter genre.

Above all else, the bottom line is that this game is amazingly fun! It took me back to the days of Forgotten Worlds and Trouble Shooter from the 16-bit era. The new X360 enhanced mode cleans up the sprites and makes the game dazzle your tv screen. Its so detailed that even the mass amounts of "bullet heck" (sorry, the filter won't let me say the real word) you'll be put through seem possible because the graphics are so tight and crisp.

You have nothing to fear here with a rental. It's a fantastic little game that showcases exactly why we used to love these games in the first place. Check it out and be pleasantly surprised!

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Very Good

Okay i liked it

posted by GAmEWiZ070 (HAMPTONVILLE, NC) Feb 14, 2011

Member since Jun 2009

1 out of 2 gamers (50%) found this review helpful

It was fun but i want more of the Japanese games in English. I recommend it to people who like old arcade games. It was funny with the stereotypic countries in all. So for people that enjoy japan and arcade games.

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A 10 Minute Arcade Style Amusement

posted by endlessboy (SAN DIEGO, CA) Sep 14, 2010

Member since Aug 2010

2 out of 8 gamers (25%) found this review helpful

This game is really quick - it took me ten minutes, or so playing to reach the end of the game. It's like an arcade style game, scrolling to the side. Worth the rent, though.

The easy part about is it continues offering game continues after life runs out.

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