It may come with a fancy launch trailer, but there's seemingly much to love about the release of Raiden IV x MIKADO remix on Xbox, PlayStation and PC. In fact, if you're looking for a real blast from the past, this is a shoot 'em up you won't want to miss.
Yeah yeah, we've heard it all before - game comes to market, selling itself along the lines of the ultimate version of what has come before it. Guntech 2 is the latest to attempt just that, sold by the Utopos Games team as the ultimate retro-styled SHMUP. Does it hold up?
“When life gives you explosions, make Explosionade”, says the trailer, which should give you an idea of where Explosionade DX is being pitched. This isn’t the thinking person’s shooter: this is shlock, gore and mayhem. It’s Turrican, but less of the jumpy exploration stuff, and more of the bullet-hell, ‘make everything explode’ stuff. Explosionade DX is out now on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, PS5 and Switch.
Arcade shoot ‘em ups aren't exactly a rarity these days, with developers still looking to bring the old school vibes to the modern era. Not many can make the claim of having a protagonist possessing an insurmountable amount of swag though. Step forward Project Starship X, and its cool as hell star pilot Swagthulhu, which has just launched on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch.
As a gamer you should be well versed in defending Earth from alien invasions, but that's not stopping the teams at Assemble Entertainment and WhisperGames from giving you the chance to hone your strategy, your tactics and your skills with the launch of Squadron 51 on PC and console later in 2021.
The old classics are always the best, and that is most definitely the case in the gaming industry. I mean, is there really anything better than kicking back with a gorgeous vertical scrolling shooter, with the express intention to blast away anything and everything that moves? Well, with the launch of I, AI on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS4 and Nintendo Switch you'll get the chance to take in a game inspired by those classics, all whilst twisting in a modern day feel.
For years the 1UP mechanic has ensured that when death arrives, your game is not thought to be over. But with Shoot 1UP DX, that same mechanic twists things up a little, letting you bring that life into play immediately - with the chance of seeing up to 30 player ships blasting out destruction all at the same time.
Are you ready to fire up the blasters in order to save the universe? You'll have to get past a whole ton of quick-thinking Match-3 puzzles in the process with Galacide on Xbox One, PS4 and Nintendo Switch.
It was back in February when we first head of Rigid Force Redux, with the teams at com8com1 and Headup Games hyping up the announcement of ther R-Type inspired SHMUP. Today, just a few months later we see that game arrive, and if you're ready to battle it out against huge swarms of enemies, wish to utilise some of the most hardcore weaponry and reckon you can hold your own in the toughest of fights, then Rigid Force Redux on Xbox One and Nintendo Switch looks set to be your next addiction.