Anyone who has seen or played Fantasy Zone will instantly recognize the insanely cute graphical stylings of an insanely difficult game (one of the few games that belong to a genre called, appropriately, “cute-’em-ups”). It has a long and very checkered history, with ports onto almost a dozen different platforms, including the Nintendo Entertainment System, Sega Megadrive, and of course, an appearance in video arcades. The 3D release of this game has now been released on the 3DS, and I get cute to bring this review to you.
Soldner-X (or more properly, Söldner-X, a German term meaning “mercenary X”) was a side-scrolling bullet hell shoot-em up (“shmup”) game released in 2007 for the PS3. It was fairly well-received, and received a follow-up game, Soldner-X 2:Final Prototype in 2010. Today’s review is the PlayStation Vita port of the game. I suit up, and jump into the cockpit of my fighter ship because my trigger-finger is itchy. Let’s see how well the Vita version stands up on its own, shall we?
Feeyyaad over at Utter Insanity sent this to me with an impassioned plea to take a look at it. I was mad at him for infecting me with his foul sickness and didn’t pay much attention to it, until now. Having seen it, I think I might just have to kiss him!
Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet is a side-scrolling shooter from artist Michel Gagne and FuelCell Games. It’s packed with striking visuals, bizarre looking gameplay, and totally made of WIN. It’s the best thing you’ll see today. Here are some screenshots.
Check out the trailer below or see it in HD at GameTrailers.
As crazy-good as it look, the game currently has no publisher or platform, but Gagné gives this assurance: “Our goal is to get it on as many platform as possible.” Keep up with the game’s progress at its production blog.