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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Shoot 1UP Weirdness


Expand... and shoot!

There are a lot of disgustingly below average independent games being sold on the X-Box 360's Live Marketplace. The only one that I have ever purchased was Weapon of Choice from Mommy's Best Games, a Contra clone that was actually a lot of fun to play. Today, the developer has just released Shoot 1UP, a sexually flavored shooter that involves you "contracting" and "expanding" your ship formation as you destroy hordes of spaceships and alien creatures before battling some interesting-looking bosses, with one looking like a diseased pair of ovaries. For an independent release, there are actually some great ideas being thrown into this game: like the ability to control an additional ship with each 1UP you collected and the mix of both horizontal and vertical play orientation. I was able to get through 2 stages in the game before my demo time expired and I am definitely going to purchase this game soon! Besides, it's only 80 Microsoft Points. Support these guys for their love of the genre as well as for their humor and creativity - get the game! These guys definitely have a bright future ahead of them.


Dead killer whales in the background. Freaking hilarious.

FIRST IMPRESSION: 5 out of 5

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