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Generally favorable reviews- based on 12 Ratings

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  • Summary: Pure 2D blasting is what retro shooter, XType Plus, has in its gun sights, as it docks for download exclusively in Nintendo eShop on Wii U.

    Youll need a sturdy trigger finger to survive this vertical blaster, as you pilot an insignificant vessel against an infinite series of
    randomly-generated bosses, each more difficult than the last. Its a simple mission: wipe out the enemy and dont get hit. The action kicks off with a laidback feel but very soon ramps up to hardcore proportions, where dodging is the key to survival. Lose your three lives, and its lights out.

    As you battle on, youll come under relentless enemy fire from hulking, organic-looking ships. And XType Plus relishes every single shot, as huge patterns of bullets descend on your ship, leaving the slimmest of spaces to squeeze through. One blessing is your tiny hit box - only a direct impact to the core will take you out, although youll still need fighter-pilot reflexes and the eyes of a hawk to stay alive.

    Beyond the blasting, XType brings fresh content in a supercharged Plus mode, exclusive to Wii U, pitting you against the clock, your lives exchanged for a countdown. Add in EMP bombs (electromagnetic pulse) and a larger enemy arsenal, and youve got tension on a plate.

    Conquer that all-important high score for a badge of honour, then showboat with the best of them via the leaderboard system. Better yet, every high score you upload is accompanied by a video of your game, and other players will be able to watch your performance, good or bad! The upside is that you can also watch how the top ten players reach such lofty heights - they might just help your battle strategy in XType Plus, a lean, pared down and intense challenge for all Wii U shooter fans.

    -Destroy an endless stream of bosses for the highest of high scores
    -Blast against the clock in Plus Mode, new for Wii U
    -Upload gameplay videos and check out other gamers victory runs
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Aug 21, 2014
    90
    X-Type+ is a wonderfully simple idea tweaked and tuned into a damn fine little game, with an underlying depth and replay value that will keep seasoned shooter aficionados coming back for more. It also serves as a nice entry-level bullet hell affair before you start investigating the more exotic wares further afield.
  2. Aug 4, 2014
    80
    It'll scratch the shoot 'em up itch for fans of the genre with a no-frills approach that concentrates on core game mechanics over bells and whistles, and for newbies, XType Plus is more inviting than many other shmup titles.
  3. 80
    XType Plus is a fun, cheap shoot 'em up that will both challenge and excite players.
  4. Sep 13, 2014
    80
    Xtype Plus is a bullet hell shooter in the true sense of the word. A hell of spaceships and shots, addictive and tough, just like old school shooters are expected to be.
  5. Nov 6, 2014
    80
    XType Plus is the essence of the Wii U eShop's potential for quick, cheap and accessible games, wrapped up in a tightly controlled and satisfying game with endless potential for replayability.
  6. Sep 29, 2014
    60
    Xtype Plus would benefit from more solutions, options and game modes.
  7. 50
    The game plays perfectly fine, but it just shouldn't have been made this way.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Oct 14, 2014
    9
    ITS FLASHY SPACE INVADERS BOOM BOOM FUN FOR EVERYONE but you cant play on the game pad...........................................................................:( Expand
  2. Aug 15, 2014
    8
    Bueno, bonito, barato. El juego ofrece excelente diversión para cuando se tiene insomnio o simplemente te quieres relajar destruyendo naves (la dificultad es dura, pero no deja de ser disfrutable, incluso es divertido porque siempre desearás superar tu nivel anterior).

    El gran defecto: carece de distintos escenarios y debería tener un soundtrack mucho más amplio.
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  3. Sep 1, 2014
    6
    A kind of crimsonland-wannabe game (but this time in open space). Gameplay is high-speed, the enemy is tougher with every new level. But there are no power-ups at all, so replays become a bit boring. Expand