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  • Summary: Glowing vectors, explosive particle effects and a pulse-pounding soundtrack are core elements of many modern arcade shooters - a style that Llamasoft defined with its seminal 90s tube shooter. TxK is the spiritual successor to that genre-defining work and brings you 100 levels ofGlowing vectors, explosive particle effects and a pulse-pounding soundtrack are core elements of many modern arcade shooters - a style that Llamasoft defined with its seminal 90s tube shooter. TxK is the spiritual successor to that genre-defining work and brings you 100 levels of score-chasing gameplay married to an outstanding soundtrack that will have your head nodding as you blast your way onto the scoreboards. Expand
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  1. Positive: 35 out of 38
  2. Negative: 0 out of 38
  1. Feb 21, 2014
    98
    TxK is essential to every PS Vita library.
  2. The pounding beats and explosions of colour that used to punch you square in the brain fade into the background as time slows and TxK arrests every second of your attention the way few games ever can.
  3. 90
    There might be some sensory overload at the start, but once you settle in, everything comes naturally. It is the ideal old-school arcade shmup that should appeal to nostalgic and contemporary gamers alike.
  4. Feb 17, 2014
    88
    One of the most polished experiences of the great trajectory of Jeff Minter, a new high for the Tempest-like games that it´s enjoyable for veterans and new players.
  5. Feb 17, 2014
    83
    What a rush! The assault on your retinas has to be seen to be believed. If you liked Tempest, you certainly don’t want to miss this.
  6. Mar 3, 2014
    80
    Playstation Vita gets a new arcade game which adjusts perfectly with short gaming sessions with the handheld. At a competitive price, it will give us many hours of fun and will bring back a small piece of the past that quenches our nostalgia.
  7. 50
    I found this to be a visually interesting, dynamic game, but not an especially engaging one.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. Feb 12, 2014
    10
    Arcade gaming at it's very best, the game simply explodes off the stunning Vita screen. Turn up the music to 200%, put on headphones and getArcade gaming at it's very best, the game simply explodes off the stunning Vita screen. Turn up the music to 200%, put on headphones and get lost in the experience. It's really hard to put into words how good this game is. At last my Vita is being used. In fact I'd buy a Vita just to play this. Expand
  2. Feb 12, 2014
    10
    This is the game the PS Vita has been created for - smart vector graphics, thumping soundtrack. Llamasoft have taken the tunnel shooter genreThis is the game the PS Vita has been created for - smart vector graphics, thumping soundtrack. Llamasoft have taken the tunnel shooter genre to a new high, if you thought Tempest 2k or Tempest X was as good as it can get, think again. You have got to buy this game if you have ever had a love of real arcade games. Expand
  3. Feb 13, 2014
    10
    Reluctant to harp on too long, but this is a simply phenomenal offering. Aside from the stunning graphics and very effective soundtrack, theReluctant to harp on too long, but this is a simply phenomenal offering. Aside from the stunning graphics and very effective soundtrack, the gameplay is so smooth. At the end of the day, you're not watching a graphics demo, you're playing a game TxK just so happens to be an amazing game that happens to have superb graphics as well. When you account for the price, just buy it, simple as... Expand
  4. Feb 13, 2014
    10
    Amazing system selling game especially on the OLED screen. A great synergy of music, fx , graphics and gameplay. Cant fault it on any levelAmazing system selling game especially on the OLED screen. A great synergy of music, fx , graphics and gameplay. Cant fault it on any level and tough as old boots later but never unfair. More please LLamasoft Expand
  5. Feb 15, 2014
    9
    TxK is an arcade classic injected with more adrenaline, an intense soundtrack and modern features that make this game feel not only new, butTxK is an arcade classic injected with more adrenaline, an intense soundtrack and modern features that make this game feel not only new, but somehow better then its predecessor. The amount of content you get is great, because you will probably get hooked on this game. Its shorter levels make it an exceptional Vita title; with the touchscreen and motion features feeling smooth and convenient control options. Though TxK can get to be nail-bitingly hard it allows you to start from any level; even keeping track of your previous best scores on every level and letting you continue with that score. Though to keep it exciting for Pros there's life and point reductions for starting on farther levels. TxK is an arcade lovers dream game. Addictive gameplay and a kickin' soundtrack make this a necessary download for all Vita owners Expand
  6. Feb 13, 2014
    9
    Another brilliant Vita Indie game! Following on from OlliOlli released a few weeks ago. The game is great and the music goes perfectly.Another brilliant Vita Indie game! Following on from OlliOlli released a few weeks ago. The game is great and the music goes perfectly.

    Well worth a buy if you into arcade classics and want to kill some time and believe me it fly’s when you play this game!
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  7. Jan 18, 2015
    2
    Since I got it for free I can't complain but this game isn't very impressive or fun.

    For those who don't know this is an updated version of
    Since I got it for free I can't complain but this game isn't very impressive or fun.

    For those who don't know this is an updated version of Tempest but honestly the game's menu is horrible and doesn't even make sense along with there being little to no instructions on what to do it just makes the game boring and not fun.
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