Back in the 1990s the arcade gaming scene was full of shoot ’em ups. Intense bullet-firing, fast-moving affairs, they flooded the market as fans clamoured to get involved with the new ideas and features that game developers were throwing out. But then things tailed off a bit and whilst the humble SHMUP will always have a place in the scene, other genres have certainly taken over, moving to the fore. Crisis Wing from eastasiasoft looks to buck the trend, taking players back a few decades to the golden days of the arcade shoot ’em up.
Available to purchase and download right now on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, PS5 and Nintendo Switch, Crisis Wing will see you pushing your shooting skills to the limit as you attempt to take charge of the environment you are in, piloting your well-equipped ship to glory.
It’s priced at a mere £6.69 from the Xbox Store (expect to pay roughly that price on other formats), as you go about taking down swarms of enemy fighters, before going up against the biggest of big bosses. The challenge is certainly real in Crisis Wing and so whether you honed your skills back in the day or are looking for a new challenge in this more modern era of gaming, it should well suffice.
With a practice mode present, Score Attack and then Boss Rush options filling out the roster, along with cooperative multiplayer play and upgradeable weaponry, there should be much to love about this ’90s inspired SHMUP. And yeah, if you really wanna get a feel for things, you can throw on a CRT filter for good measure.
Those key features include:
- Master 7 challenging stages in frantic vertical shooting action.
- Overcome enormous bosses and mini-bosses!
- Test your limits in extra game modes.
- Play solo or with friends in local co-op.
- Turn on CRT filters for an old-school feel.
- Enjoy beautiful pixel art presentation set to a rocking FM soundtrack!
We’ll have our full review of Crisis Wing coming out once we’ve battled the Xbox hordes, but for now you’ll find the download you are looking for present from the Xbox Store for Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S, the PlayStation Store for PS4 and PS5 and the Nintendo eShop for Switch.
Let us know if you grab it.
Push your shoot’em up skills to the limit in nostalgic pixel art style as you launch into Crisis Wing, lovingly crafted to recall the frantic action of arcade classics! Featuring 7 vertical scrolling stages, upgradeable weapons and cooperative multiplayer, Crisis Wing combines modern gameplay advancements with nostalgic presentation, enriched by a ricking FM soundtrack and CRT filters for a genuine old-school vibe. From enemy swarms to screen-filling boss battles, Crisis Wing offers a daunting challenge while remaining accessible to newcomers. Practice mode lets you replay stages with infinite lives. Score Attack and Boss Rush bonus games further extend the experience with unique levels and bosses. Are you ready for takeoff?