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  • Summary: Insane Twin-Stick Shooting Action!Welcome to the world of Ballistic Special Edition, an intense and highly-polished arena-style twin-stick shooter from the creator of Super Crossfire and Fireball SE. Blast your way through an infinite number of Waves, or dive into 5 intense challenges.* Activate Ballistic Mode to slow down the action and turn your blasters on overdrive!* Configure your play experience with 10 ship enhancements.* Marvel at the glorious high-resolution graphics (supports the new iPad Retina Display).* Keep your progress across multiple devices (seamless iCloud saving).* Compare your scores with Game Center leaderboards (and achievements). Expand
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. May 4, 2012
    80
    None of these things are revolutionary; Ballistic SE doesn't rewrite the twin stick shooter or bring us a brand new perspective on the genre. Instead, it's an incredibly solid, well-balanced game that makes up in entertainment for what it skips in flash.
  2. Apr 27, 2012
    80
    Ballistic SE definitely feels familiar, but it's like seeing an old friend. At the end of the day, this is a smartly designed and thrilling shooter, one we intend to play after finishing this review.
  3. Apr 27, 2012
    80
    Ballistic SE will make fans of the genre very happy. It looks and sounds great, controls well and will keep the player coming back to best their high scores.
  4. May 3, 2012
    70
    Schneider's presentational style may be a little sterile for some tastes, but while his games may not have the same force of personality as Minter's, he demonstrates an equally astute mind for augmenting existing genres.
  5. Apr 26, 2012
    60
    While it has some impressive moments, Ballistic SE falls well short of reshaping the genre template it fits so snugly into.
  6. May 2, 2012
    60
    Ballistic SE manages to nail the slick presentation and smart controls that make a shooter really shine, but its middle-of-the-road gameplay holds the game back.