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  • Summary: Continuing their ongoing mission to bring you the best arcade/retro gaming action on iOS, Llamasoft presents Super Ox Wars - classic vertical scrolling shooter action at its finest.The peaceful planet Parint has been invaded by the evil Marcabian Empire! Take off and strike back against the invaders - with the power of an ox! Two oxen, in fact - draw power from Caprichoso (the Capricious Ox) and Garantido (the Dependable Ox) and power up your ship to blast the swarming foe.Blast your way through ten unique levels filled with challenging enemies. Adapt your ship by choosing red or blue powerups that change your shooting and defensive style. Earn high scores for each style as well as for overall score, and compare them on the Game Center leaderboards.Super Ox Wars is another excellent Llamasoft shooter featuring the usual exemplary playability and controls. Depend on Llamasoft for the absolute best in arcade action!Take off and strike with shining star and blazing heart of oxen! Expand
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  1. Jul 19, 2012
    90
    Jeff Minter updates one of his favourite shooters and the result is a feast for both the eyes and the fingers. Regardless of whether or not you have an appreciation for vintage shooters, you should give this wacky wonder a spin as soon as it's convenient.
  2. Jul 11, 2012
    80
    What it lacks is not being extreme enough in the way out there department, and a proper soundtrack. Still it is a breath of fresh air for a genre that hasn't evolved much since Midway 1942, and Ikaruga.
  3. Jul 13, 2012
    80
    Fans of Minter's work will be happy with this game, and those that just love arcade shooters will find plenty of endearing elements. Caprichoso for life!
  4. Jul 23, 2012
    80
    The closest thing to Ikaruga on a smartphone and despite the psychedelic presentation one of Jeff Minter's more lucid shooters of recent years.
  5. Sep 18, 2012
    70
    It's great fun, but the touch screen will never be ideal because your finger is occasionally going to cover up incoming bullets. [Oct 2012, p.25]