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  • Summary: XG Blast! is an arcade shooter delivered in a bright and colourful retro style. Players control a spaceship with the sole purpose of destroying the invading hordes before they do the same to you. A vast array of powerful weaponry and the special eXtreme Gravity blast creates a screen full of vibrant action with intensely addictive gameplay. Your ship is controlled using the D-pad and either the action buttons or the Touch Screen, allowing simple yet varied styles of play. [Rising Star Games] Expand
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  1. A great arcade blaster let down by the limits of the DS's controls, but it's still good fun. [Feb 2009, p.83]
  2. Not only a ferocious challenge but a hearty high-score chaser to boot. Derivative, but derives from the best. [Apr 2009, p.71]
  3. In conclusion, XG Blast is a good arcade shooter that doesn't try to be too clever on the DS and features some classic gameplay for those that enjoy this genre.
  4. 70
    Ultimately, however, a somewhat frustrating difficulty curve, and an overall lack of originality, ensures that there is little reason to recommend this over Geometry Wars: Galaxies, despite its comparable competence.
  5. With lively graphics and a real pick-up-and-play attitude, XG Blast is an entertainingly addictive game.
  6. XG Blast! is an entertaining and addictive shooter but Geometry Wars does it better.
  7. As shameless a clone of Geometry Wars as you could ever hope to see. But fairly good fun all the same.